MARIE ASKS: I have a very large watermelon and want to cut it into small wedges for a picnic. What’s the easiest way to cut it?
Good question, Marie. There are many ways to wedge a large watermelon, but the easiest way is cut the watermelon in half and then cut 1- to 2-inch thick slices off the exposed end of one of the halves. Then take this 1- or 2-inch thick watermelon “wheel,” lay it down and cut it into wedges like a pizza. You can do big wedges or small wedges. It’s up to you. I’m a visual learner myself, so I drew the attached illustration to give you an idea of what I’m talking about. Please don’t make fun of my artistic skills!
For medium size watermelons, I use a slightly different method, like the one in the video below, except you’d skip the step in the middle that separates the flesh from the rind. Hope this helps!