Cut Fruit Summer is within full swing
Share this story
Share All sharing choices for: It’s the summer season for Fruit, and in addition for Writing About Cutting Fruit as an Act of Love
Sliced peaches. Photo: Mike/Flickr
If there’s any truth towards the conventional wisdom that three is a trend, I quickly must hereby declare this the growing season for writing about cutting up fruit as an act of love, a.k.a. “cut fruit summer.”
This is predicated on three data points. First came an essay titled “A Bowl of Cut Fruits Is How Asian Moms Say: I adore You” in Taste back in April, a prelude into the thick of “cut fruit summer” ourselves in that we now find. Then came the beautifully written “How the simple art of cutting fruit may be an act of love” in the Washington Post, published on July 25. A few days later, Bon Appetit’s Healthyish unveiled its own take, “If I’m Cutting Fresh Fruit for Dessert, I Probably Love You,” complete with an image of mouthwateringly red strawberries and an intriguing suggestion of fruit seasoned with chaat masala.
Now allow me to outline the basics of “cut fruit summer,” as extrapolated from that seemingly relatable connection with being handed a plate of carefully sliced fruit by loved ones who leave the words you” unspoken in favor of more tangible actions“ I love:
1. The next time your parents hand you an apple that is not pre-sliced, you’ll know exactly how they feel in regards to you.
2. The longer it can take to prepare and present a fruit, the greater love and care it is infused with. Blueberries dumped straight from a carton into the waiting mouth? Negligible love. Whole coconuts that want a toolbox to get at the flesh that is sweet? Overflowing love!
3. Candid verbal endearments are overrated. Life could be a great deal easier if all manners could be expressed by us of emotion through the proffering of different foods — for example, beets to communicate hatred, potatoes for sensual desire.
4. No pie, no cake, no cookies for a sweet treat, only fruit.read more