How to open a pomegranate

October 18th, 2011  |  Published in Feature, Learn, Video  |  4 Comments

Some friends asked me “How do you get into those things?” to which I answer like this:

There are other ways as well and I’m not saying this is the only way but it works for me.

Chad Thompson

I’ve been alive for roughly 37 years now and have been shooting things for about 30 of them. When I was about 5 years old I had a slingshot. That worked out about as well as you can imagine. I was happily targeting cans when a small bird landed near where I was aiming. Not shooting with particularly rounded rocks proved the end of the bird as the projectile veered tragically off course. These days I have honed my accuracy and changed my weapon. Chad Thompson is a food photographer in San Diego, California.

More Posts - Website - Twitter - Facebook

  • First Passion Fruit discussion from your lovely wife and now talks of Pomegranate. When are you 2 having a cocktail party???? You mos def have the fixins!!

    • obeychad

      Mmmm, fresh fruit and booze. Is there a better combo?

  • Anne

    Your post was very timely. I've been eyeing beautiful pomegranates in a neighbor's yard. The peeling seems like a lot of work. My technique is to buy them already seeded from the Hill crest Farmer's market.

  • tsalibarn

    YUM! We love fruit and fruity liquor. My pomegranate method is to half and pull out the seeds to suck and spit. My dad is from the south and spitting and girls DO NOT go together. So the first time he brought one of the fruits home and showed me how to eat one I was impressed. I could eat and spit in front of my dad and not get in trouble!! Still my favorite fruit because of it.