This is one of our favorite holidays of the summer. Watermelon is the perfect treat for a hot day. Here are tips for picking the best watermelon, plus a few tasty melon recipes!
August 3 is National Watermelon Day!
To quote Mark Twain, “When one has tasted watermelon, he knows what the angels eat.” This American literary hero understood the serious deliciousness of this magical fruit (vegetable?), and, hopefully, on this beautiful day, you do, too.
It’s so refreshing and delicious, there’s a whole day devoted to it. See below for how best to prepare watermelon in our tips below.
Picking the Perfect Watermelon
Look for symmetrical round, oval, or oblong melons with a buttery yellow underbelly.
When a melon is picked up, it should feel heavy for its size.