Monday, September 10, 2007

In search of the perfect watermelon

My brother has a theory that there is no more good watermelon in the world. Those seedless hybrid people have also taken all the flavour and deliciousness with them. And, sadly, this seems to have spread to the rest of the melon world...cantaloupes and musk melons and other melony goodness has all been fleeting this summer. We even tried a lobed melon from the farmer's market and got bupkiss.

But tonight I bought a "perfectly ripened mini watermelon" at Waitrose. It is delicious. AND it is seedless. Flavourful, sweet, juicy and melt-in-the mouth perfect.

Come to England, Bob. The watermelon is fine. Though it's probably from Spain.


The Gifted Typist said...

Ah Waitrose.
How I miss England

n.v. said...

I don't know why seeds became so offensive all of a sudden. The best thing about watermelon when I was a kid was the seeds. Pick em out and roast them. Eat them whilst drinking a delicious cup of tea.

Ahhh, summer watermelon memories.

Dale said...

They make square watermelon now, I wonder how it tastes?