Image courtesy of @tensporttv via Twitter There are people who eat watermelon, and then there are people who eat watermelon like a boss. Mitchell Schibeci — aka “Watermelon Boy” — is one of those bosses. The 10-year-old boy was spotted chowing down on a watermelon, rind and all, … [Read more...]
SECOND SLICE: ASK THE EXPERTS – WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO WASH YOUR WATERMELON?
Watermelon is arguably one of the easier fruits to consume, as it requires very little effort to eat. You just cut, slice and enjoy, right? Well, sort of. Many people often forget a small, but very important, step. Washing your watermelon is necessary to remove any dirt or unseen “stuff” that … [Read more...]
LIGHTS, CAMERA, WATERMELON! MOLTEN ALUMINUM AND SWEET, SWEET CAKE
This year, I’m going to be switching things up here on the blog with two new monthly features. This one is called “Lights, Camera, Watermelon!” With these posts, I’ll show you two or three of my favorite watermelon videos from around the Web. So, put aside those cat videos and get ready for some … [Read more...]
MY 2016 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION IS…
I’ve spent a lot of time over the past several weeks — as I always do this time of the year — thinking about what my 2016 watermelon-related New Year’s resolution will be. Like I mentioned in December, past resolutions have included competing in a seed-spitting contest (2012), growing my own … [Read more...]
WATERMELON SNAPSHOTS: EXCUSE ME, SIR, THERE’S A BABY IN MY WATERMELON
Earlier this month, I introduced one of our newest blog features, “Lights, Camera, Watermelon!”, which takes a look at the latest in watermelon videos. Now I’m happy to introduce our second new feature, “Watermelon Snapshots.” For this one, I’ll sift through droves of selfies, memes and … [Read more...]
WHAT SHOULD MY 2016 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION BE?
Well, I did it. My New Year’s resolution at the beginning of this year was to prepare more meals using watermelon and I achieved my goal. From Sweet & Sour Watermelon Chicken in January to Cheesecake with Watermelon and Blueberry Sauce in March (my personal favorite this year) to Watermelon … [Read more...]
WHY WAS SAINT NICK SO JOLLY? (ANSWER: WATERMELON)
Image courtesy of Simply Organized (and my horrible photo-editing skills) When I was young, my parents would teach my brothers and I a new Christmas story as we eagerly awaited ripping and tearing through the presents under the tree. I remember always being fond of the story of Saint Nicholas. … [Read more...]
GUEST BLOG ENTRY: HOW TO “BEAT THE BLOAT” IN THE NEW YEAR
As a former competitive eater, I’m no stranger to eating more than I should. But trying to stay away from the food you crave around the holidays can be really difficult. So what do you do? We asked Elizabeth Somer, our expert nutritionist and dietitian, how to avoid feeling bloated and, more … [Read more...]
HOW BREEDING PRODUCED THE MODERN WATERMELON
The still life you see above was painted by Italian artist Giovanni Stanchi sometime between 1645 and 1672. It features a variety of fruits, including peaches, plums and pears, but take note of the odd-looking specimen in the bottom right. Yep, that’s a watermelon. Or at least what a watermelon … [Read more...]
YES, IT EXISTS – THE WATERMELON MUSEUM!
Just when I thought there was a museum for everything – a ramen noodle museum in Japan and the International Banana Museum in California – I discover yet another unusual ode to something that you probably didn’t think needed an entire building dedicated to it. Except watermelon. Watermelon … [Read more...]
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