Sunday, July 12, 2009

Monkeying Around

I have been opening bananas the most ineffiecient way for most of my adult life! I should have looked to our nearest relatives for the answers. .

Someone told The Scientist that Americans are the only ones who open bananas the "wrong way." Can anyone confirm or deny this about other European countries?

I tried this and it actually works really well..

7 comments:

C N Heidelberg said...

I just saw this on Sarah's blog too and will make the same comment I made there. I heard about this somewhere a few weeks ago and what it said was that if you open it from that side you won't get strings. Not true, I had as many strings as usual. Plus I had to pick off that little brown end which normally just stays in the bottom of the peel when you eat it the other way. Also, I am not sure why that guy is having so much difficulty opening it from the stem side? That hasn't really happened to me before, unless the banana is really unripe!

Shermanim said...

They open it from the stem like Americans here in Israel. Now I need to go out and get some bananas and try it out.

Hi, by the way, I've been lurking lately. My husband and I are moving to Germany in October and I have been looking for blogs to help me learn the ins and outs of ex-pat life in Germany. It will be my second time being an ex-pat - I'm American, but I have been in Israel for 9 years.

Yelli said...

@ CN- I open a lot of bananas for my little one and I struggle. often. I am ashamed to admit this as a normally competent adult who wears many hats but banana opener without getting a bit of banana squashed everywhere (I have now started to use a knife).

On another note- who is Sarah?

@ Shermanim - Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to ask any questions you would like...Of course, you previously being an ex-pat you probably know the drill better than I!

Fiona said...

Umm, I am not American and I have also always opened bananas from the top. But I will try the new way next time - both the girls think it looks pretty cool.

christina said...

I also open them from the stem end with a quick flip of the wrist, but my 13 yr old just tried the monkey method and he's a convert!

C N Heidelberg said...

Yelli - Sarah at sojolife.com :)

Gracey said...

I am Greek and open bananas from the stem side too. But I may try it the other way.