Fresh mangos are tricky little bitches, but so tasty. Here's how to conquer them.
  1. Using a sharp knife, slice off a side, staying about 1/2-inch from the center (this is where the pit is).
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  2. Hold the piece you cut off in your palm.
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  3. Use the knife to gently score the mango flesh (without slicing through the skin) lengthwise cuts.
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  4. Now score the mango crosswise, again, making sure not to cut through the skin.
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  5. Use a regular spoon (like the kind you would eat cereal with) to scoop the mango flesh out of the skin.
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  6. Alternately, raise to lips and devour.
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  7. Continue slicing large sides of the mango, avoiding the pit, and repeating the score-and-scoop process.
  8. Eventually you will be left with a fleshy pit. Cut away any usable chunks of mango and dice them by hand on a cutting board.
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    Anything left is the chef's treat.