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Sunday, August 14, 2005


The Mango is my favorite fruit. But there is a special trick to get the full enjoyment of the mango! Here is a video showing how to cut a Mango, the Josh Leo way.

Music: Cab Calloway - St. Louis Blues


  • hahaha the mango's been my favorite fruit since i was eight. my mom cuts them up exactly like that too.

    mmm mango. now i want one, damn you!

    By Blogger J. Das, at 4:23 PM, August 14, 2005  

  • That's the way I've been cutting mangoes for years. A friend showed me a different way, but it was more tricky and didn't have the "parlor trick" appeal. I salivate just thinking about mangoes.

    By Blogger Carl Weaver, at 6:59 PM, August 14, 2005  

  • Josh, this video is an example of why you consistently deliver superior vlog posts.

    By Blogger Graham Walker, at 8:21 PM, August 14, 2005  

  • do they have mangos in germany?

    By Blogger Phil Hamilton, at 9:26 PM, August 14, 2005  

  • You did such a good job that I could smell and taste them. YUM! But, I did worry about your finger tips a little bit. You need to curl them under to avoid any shavings in the future. :)

    By Blogger Des, at 9:56 PM, August 14, 2005  

  • Josh, you're the mango king!

    By Anonymous Dave H., at 11:11 PM, August 14, 2005  

  • I usually just stick a fork in it and peel it. But that's a nice way to cut them...my wife does it that way.

    By Blogger Dennis, at 1:01 AM, August 15, 2005  

  • I usually just eat them off the skin instead of putting them into a bowl. You get more flavour that way! Plus, it saves you from having to wash the bowl!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:16 AM, August 15, 2005  

  • I'm SO glad you did that! I just discovered Mangoes this summer (no idea what took me so long) and I always make a slimy, slicey mess of it and lose mucho mango in the process.

    Fabulous trick!

    must go to fruit stand now...

    By Blogger missbhavens, at 9:00 AM, August 15, 2005  

  • Cool tip....thanks

    By Blogger alexander, at 2:26 PM, August 15, 2005  

  • My Respone:


    By Anonymous Andre Sala, at 7:53 AM, August 16, 2005  

  • That's brilliant!! In south america though, the eat them WITH the skin, and with salt. And not as ripe.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:51 PM, August 16, 2005  

  • Josh, Neat video post. I have my own way of slicing mangos and you inspired me to do a post on it. You can see it at orangeyou.blogspot.com

    By Blogger Lamar, at 9:17 PM, August 16, 2005  

  • Josh, awesome post! Next time I search on google for "how to cut a mango" I hope I find your vlog entry!

    By Blogger Mortaine, at 10:07 PM, August 16, 2005  

  • Oh please, don't tell me Blog/Vlog comment boxes are the new way for spammers to spread their virus....

    Anyway, Josh, great video. I love videos that show how to do stuff, and I love mangoes and you did a great job. I'm going to apply this method next time. I have been using a mother-in-law taught method which involved using a potato peeler to peel the mango first, then to the criss/cross square cutting down to the pit, then slice down right next to the pit and it releases all the squares into the bowl, but I think your method is cleaner, at least for a less ripe mango. I think if the mango is over ripe, too soft, the other method may be better.

    Also, here's a recipe for Mango Sticky Rice, which is a great thing to do with the mango squares! You can find sticky (glutenous) rice at most asian food markets:


    cheers and happy mango-ing!

    By Blogger Clark ov Saturn, at 12:44 PM, August 17, 2005  

  • your list of talents just keeps growing! ...

    By Blogger Richard, at 1:01 PM, August 23, 2005  

  • i've been slicing my fingers off all summer because i couldnt cut a damn mango. you have taught me well leo.
    no more bloody fruit salad, jay will be so pleased.

    By Blogger ryanne hodson, at 11:56 PM, August 24, 2005  

  • oh boy - josh i love the video, but the sight of that knife cutting towards your hand...you know i used to work in kitchens and I did what you do all the time until the one day when my knife went through a soft spot and through my hand. please be careful!!

    By Blogger backinblakk, at 10:20 PM, August 28, 2005  

  • Yes, we will even watch Josh cut up a mango. Another great post!

    By Blogger Jason, at 8:33 PM, September 02, 2005  

  • lol..we have a lot mangoes here in P.I. and we actually have a mango tree. I haven't eaten mango in like a year or something but you made it look so yummy.good one

    By Blogger karen, at 11:30 AM, January 24, 2006  

  • I am a Newbie to Mangos, only from watching the food channel over the last few years, have I been introduced to this wonderful fruit of the goddesses! Though this method seems good, it looks to me like it wasted a lot of delicious mango near the skin. On the show I watched from the food network, they had a different approach, that I like better and seems less wasteful. It is similar though. Start by cutting off the stem area, down about 1/4: from top. Then use a potato/carrot peeler and peel the fruit, peeling as much or as long of a piece as you can. Then start back at top and continue peeling until all the peel is removed. Then use the same side cutting method to remove the big haves of fruit from each side. then do the 2 remaining sides. From here you can eat the large pieces, slice, or cube. Then you get to eat naw-way the remaining fruit around the seed! After a few attempts you will get better at it. Especially after you get familiar with the odd shape of the big seed. Best of luck, with whichever method you use, but don't be afraid of trying it. This is too good of a fruit to be missing! I make Mango pies, & smoothies... just love it when the Mango season comes around... Good Luck, Brandy

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    By Blogger Brandy.Champagine, at 9:31 PM, May 05, 2006  

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