A friend of mine recently showed me how to cut a pineapple with spirals:
|My friend did this pineapple, not me.|
My knife skills are seriously lacking even for this simple task, but I hope to improve. My counters are also too high for me, so I was trying to do some of the cutting while on tip-toe, and that just wasn't safe and just made the task really awkward.
I have never seen anyone do this to a pineapple before, but apparently it’s pretty common. It preserves more of the pineapple than just hacking off the sides, and it really doesn't take that much more time (if you know what you are doing). Plus its super cute!
Here is a very boring YouTube video I found showing how to do it: