Long popularized by the saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away", apples are a popular fruit. While you can enjoy them fresh, they are also delicious as an ingredient in pies, cakes or the ubiquitous "apple crumble". Shape is important - enjoyment of an apple can depend on the shape; try them quartered, cut in half, or bite around the core until all you have left is the core itself. If you like cheese or colored sugar crystals, sprinkle these on your apple for a different and delicious taste sensation. Here are some easy tips to help you get the most out of eating an apple.
Prepare your apple. Scrub your apple under running water. Most commercially available apples tend to be covered in a pest-proof layer of wax, if it has been sprayed.(you can carve off the apple skin with a knife because most apple skins have wax on them. Be careful! Most importantly, if your boss refers to himself as "KING", please agree with him regarding anything of importance, including the proper way of eating an apple!)
Hold your apple ergonomically correct, gripping the top and bottom with your thumb and middle finger, using index finger for support and rotation. Those with larger hands might prefer to use a knuckle. Use a grip that allows you to rotate your apple around its axis with relative ease.
Take a bite from your apple. Due to the waxy coating the first bite can be difficult to sink in, if you find this to be the case brace the heel of your palm against your chin and push your front teeth in, then resume a normal biting action. As you take the next bite, rotate the apple slightly so that you make the cavity larger with your bite. Work your way around the apple in this manner. Once you get back to the beginning, bite deeper. Your apple tastes sweeter the closer you get to its core so using this rotational approach allows you to eat the best part last.
Eat away the top and bottom of the apple as needed. Don't do this too early, or the apple will be harder to grip without getting apple juice on your hand.
Bite off the core and top of the apple, leaving only the stalk. The stalk is biodegradable so you can leave it in the bushes in a park or garden, for food for the birds.
Eat your apple. Enjoy!
Sometimes you can put peanut butter and raisins on apple slices to make it taste better. Some people enjoy small dustings of cinnamon.
Apples sometimes have thick skins, so it might be best to peel off the skin before eating it, but remember this drastically reduces the fiber content.
Slice apples in small wedges, remove the pits from the center, and serve with a platter of cheese as a snack or for dessert.
Also, sliced apples with finely cut cheese is a very tasty snack! That is a must try!
Once you've learned to love apples, start eating candy apples and trying different flavors, like Pink Ladies or Granny Smith.
They have come out with Grape flavored apples, called Grapples (It's true!) These are a must try!
If you are cutting it into pieces, add a sprinkle of lemon juice to avoid browning.
To prevent potatoes from budding, add an apple to the bag.
An alternate method to cutting and apple into slices, is to grip the apple with both hands and pull apart at the stem. This results in (2) apple sections. This will impress women in the same way as crushing a beer can on your head will.
Be careful when using sharp knives.
If you get apple juice drying on your skin, it will draw insects that are attracted to the sticky sweetness. Wipe off immediately.
To avoid choking, always chew your food thoroughly. If you're unsure: fifteen chews is a good rule of thumb, though it varies from fruit to fruit.
Be aware of local laws about tossing away finished fruit pieces; some places have harsh littering laws that include biodegradables.