Coring and Cutting Cold Apples

PRODUCE MAN So I tell my beautiful and lovely wife Julietta. I say, "Julietta, the last thing you buy at the grocery store, I want it to be Apples. The first thing you put away in the refrigerator: Apples."

You've gotta keep your Apples ice cold. Now, I know a lot of people, they'll get a nice pretty bowl and they'll set some Apples in the bowl and they'll set that out. No. That's the last thing I want you to do.

You do not ever in a million years want to put your Apples out at room temperature. It ripens the Apple eight times faster. Which means they get very mealy. So you want to keep them ice cold. Very ice cold. Keep them in the coldest part of your refrigerator.

By the way, I wanted to show you something real quick: How to properly cut these. I just cut this one in half, and I'm just gonna cut it in half again. So now I've got it in quarters.

Now, to get the core out, it's very simple. You put your knife right here at a 45-degree angle, and you just cut that off. See how simple that was? 45-degree angle, and you cut the core out. That's the proper way, an easy way, of getting that core out.

I'm Michael Marks, Your Produce Man.