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  1. Doug

    I would never throw the core away, all that needs to be done is for it to be peeled, there’s a lot of cauliflower flesh being wasted otherwise. The way I cut cauliflower is to simply cut the stem off from the bottom, after having peeled off the leaves, and then peel the core while it’s a whole stem…after that just slice up the core into bite-size pieces.

  2. In the Kitchens

    Wow-what a great way to easily cut and core cauliflower! Can’t wait to teach my kids! This trick would probably work for a fennel bulb too. Thanks for sharing!


  3. Nina Davies

    Surely cauliflower cut this way means that some of the florets will be cut too, resulting in breaking up easily when cooked. I prefer my florets to stay whole.

    • Elise Bauer

      No, the florets are fine and stay together. Try it, you’ll see!

      • Nina Davies

        I must be seeing different images ! I can see floret heads cut in half and bits of the floret heads on the chopping board.

        • Elise Bauer

          True! There will be a few bits of florets as shown. And you might manage to not make one of the cuts perfectly. But if another method works better for you, great!

  4. Gwyn Walton

    Wow! Thank you Elise! This surely makes it easier! It seems like a no-brainer but I’ve been doing it the hard way for way too many years!

    Thank you so much for sharing this!

    Gwyn Walton


  5. Michael Capelle

    Do you realize how delicious the raw cores are?

    • Elise Bauer

      Of course, I love the cores! They’re great to munch on raw.

  6. Marjorie Wax

    Thanks for sharing this – I love learning new “tricks”


  7. Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today

    hahaha, I did it all wrong!

  8. Kathy

    Nice! I’ll remember that!

  9. Natalie Harney

    Wow! Why had I never thought of doing this before, so much quicker than how I’ve been doing it