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Eating Oranges with Knife & Fork


DianaB
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A simple question but I would much appreciate any advice:

Some years ago I shared a table at a conference dinner where we were offered fresh fruit at the end. A woman sitting opposite proceeded to peel and eat a large orange with knife and fork. It was most impressive, no fuss or mess and I would love to be able to do this. Is anyone familiar with the technique and able to advise?

Your help would be very welcome.

Diana

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Thanks so much azlee, I shall get practising!

I have a list of small things I'd like to achieve just for pleasure and this is one. Another is uncorking champagne with a sword which was popular in the 19th century I understand....

Thanks again for the links

Diana

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It always blows me away when something I take for granted is news to other people! Fork, Knife & bottle of Salted Chile Dust is standard operating procedure for eating Mexican oranges. (The juice bursting green exterior Valencias with super sweet flesh grown in Tampico & Veracruz)

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I did see a version that fascinated me in the Mediterranean years ago with the knife, not the fork. The ladies had lovely painted nails and I wondered about peeling those oranges served with dinner. They held the orange in one hand, sliced off top and bottom, scored well into maybe 6 sections and used the edge of their thumb to removed the skin. No peel under the fingernails thing going on.

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