You can consider this another reminder about the National Watermelon Carving Contest, but you can also consider it the official announcement of the sweet prize package being offered to the contest winner. (Check out the announcement blog entry for details about the contest.)
It took me a while to come up with the ultimate prize package for this contest, but I think what I came up with would be a welcome addition to any watermelon fan’s kitchen. Here are the three items the winner of the Ultimate Watermelon Carving Contest will receive:
18X12 INCH JOHN BOOS MAPLE CUTTING BOARD
If you’re cutting a watermelon, you need a good cutting board, and John Boos boards are some of the best boards in the biz. Don’t believe me? Watch some of the cooking shows on TV and you’ll see the “Boos” logo on the side of their cutting surfaces.
What I like about this particular cutting board is that it includes a juice groove channel to catch the watermelon juice before it runs off the board and onto your feet. This happened to me just last week, thanks to my plain old flat cutting board without the juice groove channel.
STAINLESS STEEL WATERMELON KITCHEN KNIFE
As a self-proclaimed watermelon geek, I’m ashamed to admit this, but I never knew there was such a thing as a “watermelon knife” until now. So when I found this gem online, I knew I had to include it in this prize package (and order one for myself).
This 17-inch stainless steel watermelon knife has a much longer blade than the standard chef’s knife I use at home. It also has a watermelon wedge stamped on the blade, leaving no room for error when try to figure out what this nifty knife is used for.
WATERMELON PAPER TOWEL AND NAPKIN HOLDER
Cutting watermelon can get pretty messy, which is why it’s nice to have some paper towels handy. This paper towel holder, which includes a napkin holder in the front, will help get the job done in style!
So there you have it! A prize package fit for a watermelon-loving king (or queen). I hope you agree that it provides more than enough incentive to enter the National Watermelon Carving Contest. I may be a little biased, but if I could enter this contest, I definitely would. Good luck, and if anyone has any questions about the contest, don’t hesitate to ask!