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How-to: Deseed a Pomegranate

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A couple years ago, my boss Kathleen surprised us with a holiday celebration that she had kept a secret for weeks. She stocked a rented stretch Lincoln Navigator with mimosas and bloody marys and the driver drove us into downtown Chicago for a cooking class.

Let me tell you, that is a fantastic way to spend a work day.

The class was hosted by a Chicago food entrepreneur who makes Big Fork Bacon Sausages, and him and his assistant helped us create some delicious and innovative dishes, which we ate for lunch. One of the dishes was to be topped with pomegranate arils, and our instructors spontaneously decided we would have a little competition to see who could deseed a pomegranate the fastest. They asked if anyone knew how to deseed a pomegranate.

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