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OT - What end to you peel your banana from

TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,506
So as not to highjack the Boneless Banana thread, thought I'd start fresh.  For all my almost 60 years, when eating a banana, I've peeled it from the stem end.  Never saw it done any other way.  Recently learned that is wrong.  If you watch a monkey eat a banana, they peel from the other (non stem) end.  Tried this today, and it is so much easier, and you don't get the 'strings' when peeling.  My son pointed out that in cartoons they do it this way as well.  Whenever someone slips on a banana peel, the stem end is intact.  He is now peeling from the bottom as well.

I really need to find a good cook to post.
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 9,510
    Lol, been drinking again? :)) I've always peeled from stem end, need to try from the "bottom".
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,808
    From the non stem after this dude's video went viral several years back.


    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,808
    FYI...kids love learning this so spread the word to them.
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,677
    Dammit, now I gotta go get a banana !!!!

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

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    Stockton Ca.

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,169
    That's a rather personal question sir!

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • DMWDMW Posts: 9,510
    OK, I apologize. After seeing the video @cazzy posted, I just tried it. Mind Blown...

    Just showed my kids. Thanks @tjcooley!
    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
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    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - Gasser - WSJ
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,808
    I'm going to take my time and make sure this is perfect.



    I do what I want and I open it my way!



    One day I will wreck Kobayashi!!


    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,808
    I really should work!  lol
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • dldawes1dldawes1 Posts: 2,022

    Be 53 years old in March and never heard of such a thing.....now I can't wait to get home and try it.....

    Bought bananas last night to grill on the egg....too busy with ribs, PTL, and peach cobbler to cook them.....now I know there is a reason for everything !!!!!

    Great post and great topic !!!!

     

    Donnie

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    I'm keeping serious from now on...no more joking around from me...Meatheads !! 


  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 10,370
    Learn something new every day-thanks for the info.
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36  
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  • I just heard this recently, our oldest was working in an ice cream parlor and came home and told us we have been doing it wrong all these years. It does peel easier from the bottom, but still find myself going to the stem.
    Large BGE Middletown, MD
  • Been opening banana's from the bottom up for fifty years, ever since I saw a monkey do so at the zoo when I was eight.
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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,026
    There is no other social site like the BGEF.  I have been having a banana and a yogurt for breakfast most mornings for several years, and now I know I have been doing it wrong.  I will be reborn for bananas starting tomorrow morning.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,625
    This just proves that I'm not a monkey.
    Dave - Austin, TX
  • How about this one?

     

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  • I have never heard of that and now I am pissed because I just peeled our last banana for my son about 30 min ago
    Pure Michigan
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  • So I feel kind of like a renegade here, but I've never found it all that difficult to peel a banana in the first place.
    If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots.

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,169
    I had a monkey **** brown Plymouth back in the seventies

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,506
    So I feel kind of like a renegade here, but I've never found it all that difficult to peel a banana in the first place.

    Good point, however I always found it easy to light the Egg using lighter fluid, until I found this forum and found better ways.
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    - Camp Hill, PA
  • So I feel kind of like a renegade here, but I've never found it all that difficult to peel a banana in the first place.

    Maybe you don't know how difficult it has been until you try the other way! Haha I am with you but am still curious.
    Pure Michigan
    Large BGE, Medium BGE, Weber Performer.
    If dogs don't go to heaven, when I die I want to go wherever they went
  • So I feel kind of like a renegade here, but I've never found it all that difficult to peel a banana in the first place.

    Maybe you don't know how difficult it has been until you try the other way! Haha I am with you but am still curious.
    Pure Michigan
    Large BGE, Medium BGE, Weber Performer.
    If dogs don't go to heaven, when I die I want to go wherever they went
  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,510
    Well.  You're never too old to learn!   :-O
     
    Now, how many of you have actually lived through one of the Biggest Cliches of all Time?  ie, slipping on a banana peel??  I have!  
    Was walking through the Produce at my grocers.  Was wearing a coat & tie and my Florescheims (must've had a briefing or interview that day) and fweewhuup!, I hit the floor, hard!  My handbasket of groceries were flung twenty feet, and it hurt.  There was no one in sight, at first I was grateful but then I realized I wouldn't be able to sue... ;;)  I had stepped on about a 1x2" section of peel, and yeah baby they're slippery as hell!  
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  • LitLit Posts: 5,929

  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,026
    Tjcoley said:
    So I feel kind of like a renegade here, but I've never found it all that difficult to peel a banana in the first place.
    Please tell me you never really used lighter fluid.
    Good point, however I always found it easy to light the Egg using lighter fluid, until I found this forum and found better ways.


    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,510
    Gaaah Lit, make her stop talking!!!  
     
    This thread originally made me think about a Food Channel show, some dork in a Winnebago who drove around the country and sampled different places.  He stopped at a cheesesteak place, watched them build a big long sammich, and they gave it to him.  He was holding it in both hands for the camera, said how he couldn't wait for his first bite, then he took it.
    Right out of the center of the sammich!!  
    >:P
    The owners of the restaurant were about ready to punch him.  They should've.  Dork.  
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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,026
    Botch said:
    Well.  You're never too old to learn!   :-O
     
    Now, how many of you have actually lived through one of the Biggest Cliches of all Time?  ie, slipping on a banana peel??  I have!  
    Was walking through the Produce at my grocers.  Was wearing a coat & tie and my Florescheims (must've had a briefing or interview that day) and fweewhuup!, I hit the floor, hard!  My handbasket of groceries were flung twenty feet, and it hurt.  There was no one in sight, at first I was grateful but then I realized I wouldn't be able to sue... ;;)  I had stepped on about a 1x2" section of peel, and yeah baby they're slippery as hell!  
    Snort

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,577

    How about this one?

     

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    in ashamed of you for posting this...but my respect for you has grown.

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  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 2,067
    OP is correct.

    This is NEW information?  What kind of antiquated forum have I stumbled upon?
    NOLA
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,506
    edited January 2014
    No worries @DocEggerton - never even used lighter fluid on the Weber. Just trying to be funny.

    @Fred19Flinstone - is that banana peeler available from the Mothership?  I need a new Eggcessory
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