Everyone knows Brian Boitano from winning the 1988 Olympics in men's figure skating, and some may even know him from his cooking show, What Would Brian Boitano Make? But very few people know how each of those things began. In this episode of My Food Thing, Brian revisits his childhood with a long-lost recipe for barbecue sauce and recalls the start of his successful skating career.
How to Pit Olives
This method for removing the pits from olives is an exercise in relativity: It wouldn't work with a peach. CHOW contributor Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic demonstrates.
How to Pit a Cherry with a Paper Clip
Have to pit a bunch of cherries, but don't own a cherry pitter? CHOW.com's Roxanne Webber shows you how to use a common household item to do the trick. For more info on alternate ways to pit a cherry, see these Chowhound discussions.
How to Remove the Pit from an Avocado
And get the good stuff out easily.
How to Pit a Plum in Under 10 Seconds
This technique for pitting plums from Spring Warren, author of The Quarter-Acre Farm, will come in handy when you need plums for pies, chutneys, tarts, or just eating!