Are cherry pits really delicious?on June 8, 2012 @ 8:57 am (Updated: 7:30 am - 6/9/12 )
Most people spit out cherry pits, but Seattle Kitchen host Thierry Rautureau says they're delicious. (AP Photo/file)
Have you ever eaten a cherry pit? Seattle Kitchen host Thierry Rautureau has, and he says it's "delicious."
"I don't believe you that it is delicious," says co-host Tom Douglas.
Rautureau says that at his Seattle restaurant Rover's they include the cherry pits in some recipes.
"You break the pits and you cook the inside," says Rautureau.
"That is gross," says Douglas.
Rautureau explains there is a little nut inside the pit that can be easily accessed once the pit is cracked.
"It's very easy to crack and take them out," says Rautureau. "You put that into your jam. You just use that as an extra flavoring."
After hearing each cherry pit has to be cracked to get to the delicious part, Douglas asks, "How many children do you have on line picking the nuts out of the pits of cherries?"
"Is it even worth the effort?" says Douglas. "That is so silly."
Rautureau says the nut adds a tasty bitterness to a sweet jam.
"It creates another layer of flavor that's I think delicious," says Rautureau.
Seattle Kitchen contributor Katie O says she's never tasted pits herself, and she's not going to bash something she hasn't tried, but she too is skeptical about the idea.
"This is the first time I've ever heard of it so it makes me question how delicious it is."
"It sounds more like something you should wash your face with," says Douglas. "That nice grit from the cracked cherry pit really takes the acne away."
Have you ever heard of recipes using cherry pits?
Listen to Seattle Kitchen Show discussion on cherry pits:
By JAMIE GRISWOLD, MyNorthwest.com Editor
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