Watermelon Porn

This Summer we have had some of the best fruit in recent memory: Nectarines, Peaches, Plums, Cantaloupes and Watermelons all have been exceptionally sweet and flavorful. Apparently all this hot, dry sunny weather is very agreeable to most crops, as the vegetables, especially the Tomatoes also seem particularly good this year.

It’s very fashionable these days to make salads with watermelon as a key ingredient, some of them are way over the top, but for me the best way to eat it is chilled from the fridge, slice after dripping slice. Watermelon is definitely on my last meal on earth list! Of course then there is a juicy,sweet cantaloupe…but I digress
Farmers tend to sell melons over piece as opposed to by the pound. A cantaloupe is usually 3 or 4 dollars and a watermelon as pictured above is about 6.  Melon’s sold by the pound will end up being more expensive. Usually because they are so heavy a lot of farmers don’t want to be carrying a bunch home with them after a long day at the market so look for these delicious treats on sale at the end of the day!  Enjoy just sliced or whipped up in a blender with some Vodka (or not) what is your favorite way to eat Watermelon?

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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