A friend recently confessed that she had no idea how to cut a pineapple. I assured her it was easy, and always worthwhile to cut your own pineapple (instead of buying pre-cut slices at the store).
Here's a brief picture tutorial:
Make sure you have a sharp, hefty knife and a stable cutting board (put a damp cloth under your board so that it doesn't move around).
Cut off both ends, top and bottom.
Cut into the sides, putting your knife at the top and working it to the bottom (follow the curve of the pineapple).
Here's how it should appear:
Next, cut it in half, and lay both halves (cut side down) on the board:
Cut each half into 4 pieces, vertically:
Now, take each sliver, lay it on its side and cut the tough, woody part off at an angle:
Final step: cut into bite-size chunks. You're done!