The Chopping Block
Think Tropical with Mango
The mango tree is considered sacred in India, the land of the fruit's origin. We think mangoes are pretty special this time of year, too!

The stone fruit's fragrant flesh is one of our chefs' favorites. They love to use mango in desserts, smoothies, as a complement to spice and as the perfect pairing to seafood. Mangoes are juicy and exotically sweet. But how do you know what to look for when buying them? And just how are you supposed to cut those slippery suckers and avoid that tricky pit?

Shelley shows you how to select and cut a mango in our latest video.

How to Cut a Mango
How to Cut a Mango

Master mango at home with these fun and tropical recipes:

Mango & Cucumber Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce
Toasted Coconut & Mango Sundaes with Chocolate Sauce
Strawberry Mango Crostata

Our David Indriksons got familiar with mango when he recently catered a friend's wedding in Hawaii. Read his blog about the experience and get a refreshing Pineapple Mango Salsa recipe.  

Want hands-on experience with mango? Join us for these upcoming hands-on classes:


Taqueria D.I.Y.

Culinary Adventure: A Trip to Cuba


Both of these classes are offered at multiple times at both of our locations, so please search our class calendar for the best fit for your schedule.   


 Pinterest  For more ideas on using mango, visit our Mad for Mango Pinterest board     


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