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Listening to how many people cut their hands on #avocados on @npr I’m sort of surprised. I learned to cut avocados while working in restaurants young, and have only had a couple of tiny cuts - I used to cut hundreds a day. I’m going to try to explain my method...
First, always remove the stem. If the avocado underneath is bright green, it’s ripe. Cutting unripe avocados is probably a big reason people cut themselves, I’m guessing. Put it in a paper bag for a day and it will be softer - it’s worth the wait for taste, too!
Use a large butcher knife that is sharp, this part is crucial. I use a spoon and a smaller paring knife if I am dicing or slicing too. Using the edge of the butcher knife and not the tip, cut into the side of the avocado, with your knife aligned with the empty stem end.
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Tonight we have a special installment of #MitoMonday as @ClaireBensard hosts a #Tweetorial on her recent paper in @CellMetabolism #LateNightWithTheRutterLab
Can a specific metabolic program provoke a cell to become a cancer cell? Focusing mainly on glucose, with some thoughts on fatty acids, and glutamine, we tested the uncoupling of glycolysis and glucose oxidation to induce the transformation from stem cell to cancer cell. 2/
Long ago, Otto Warburg observed that cancer cells perform aerobic glycolysis, but we didn’t know how a cell could control flux from cytosolic glycolysis to mitochondrial glucose oxidation until the transporter was identified…bit.ly/2RDELqe #MPC 3/
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