What does one do with a watermelon besides cutting it into big slices and sinking one’s teeth in? Well, there are atleast SIXTY-SEVEN other ways of enjoying a watermelon. Who knew?
As the hosts of this event, it is our solemn duty to torment you with trivia.
As a polite guest, you are not allowed to do this :notlisten
So here it is:
There are round watermelons, and there are square watermelons.
For years consumers struggled to fit the large round fruit in their refrigerators.
And then there was the problem of trying to cut the fruit when it kept rolling around.
But 20 years ago a forward-thinking farmer on Japan’s south-western island of Shikoku solved the problem.
The farmer, from Zentsuji in Kagawa prefecture, came up with the idea of making a cube-shaped watermelon which could easily be packed and stored.
To make it happen, farmers grew the melons in glass boxes and the fruit then naturally assumed the same shape. Today the cuboid watermelons are hand-picked and shipped all over Japan.
Square watermelons are completely natural, and are becoming increasingly popular in Japan and Europe. They are about three times more expensive than regular watermelons.
We are amazed at the creativity displayed by everyone who participated in the AFAM event. Thank you for your participation. Atleast 50 percent of the entries had to be recovered from our spam folder. If we missed any, please accept our apologies, and do send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we may include it in the roundup.
We would like to thank Maheswari of Beyond the Usual, who founded this event, for the opportunity to host it.
- Jai and Bee
**If you cannot see the pictures in the roundup, either our image hosting service is acting up, or there are issues with browser compatibility. We apologise.
Snow-Capped Watermelon Peaks ~ The Spice Who Loved Me
Summer Watemelon Cooler ~ A Cook @ Heart
Watermelon Lemonade – Two Ways ~ The Cooker
Watermelon in Rose Syrup ~ As Dear As Salt
Melony Drinks ~ Mishmash!
Watermelon Cake ~ Tried & Tested Recipes
Watermelon Crumble ~ Aroma!
Watermelon Cooler ~ Aroma!
Watermelon Punch ~ My Cookbook
Watermelon Granita ~ Tasty Palettes
Watermelon-Cherry Fruit Tart ~ VCuisine
Cardamom-flavoured Watermelon Drink ~ Malabar Spices
Watermelon Granita ~ Malabar Spices
Yellow Watermelon Juice – Two Ways ~ Taste of Mysore
Watermelon Ginger Punch ~ The Singing Chef
Watermelon Kulfis ~ Neivedyam
Watermelon Popsicles ~ Aarti’s Corner
Watermelon Protein Punch ~ SnackORama
Watermelon Juice ~ Veggie Platter
Watermelon, Pineapple and Feta Cheese Salad ~ Cinnamon Hut
Watermelon Icer ~ Cinnamon Hut
Watermelon Skewers ~ Hot N Sweet Bowl
Quick N Refreshing Watermelon Juice ~ Lazzat
Watermelon Jaljeera ~ Lajawaab Aahar
WaterLemon Ginger Ale ~ One Hot Stove
Watermelon Papaya Salad ~ My Foodcourt
Watermelon Subji ~ Magic Kitchen
Watermelon Mousse ~ My Chow Chow Bhath
Watermelon Icecream ~ Curry Bazaar
Melon Surprise ~ Curry Bazaar
Minty Watermelon Lemonade ~ Padma’s Kitchen
Strawberry-Watermelon Cooler ~ My Workshop
Watermelon Popsicles ~ My Workshop
Watermelon Juice ~ Nalapaka
Southern-Fried Chaat (Paper Illustration) ~ neroli.108
Watermelon Ginger Ale ~ The Spice Cafe
Kid-friendly Way of Eating Watermelon ~ Add Flavour
Watermelon Juice ~ Add Flavour
Watermelon Panha ~ Add Flavour
Watermelon Iced Tea ~ Crazy Curry
Watermelon Sorbet With Candied Lemons ~ Archana’s Culinary Adventures
Peach and Watermelon Salad ~ Bong Mom’s Cookbook
Watermelon Cheese Bites ~ Fresh Kitchen
Watermelon Margarita ~ Fresh Kitchen
Watermelon Ice and Watermelon Pie ~ Ammalu’s Kitchen
Frozen Watermelon Daiquiri with Ginger-Star Anise Infusion ~ Live to Eat
Watermelon Salsa ~ Kitchen Aromas
Watermelon Chaat ~ Akshayapaatram
Watermelon Cooler ~ Akshayapaatram
Watermelon Jam ~ AkshayaPatra
Orange Watermelon Jam and Dessert ~ OZ Tucker
Pickled Watermelon Scallion Salad ~ Zaayka
Watermelon Avocado Salsa ~ Zaayka
Waterfall Salad with Watermelon ~ Virundhu
Watermelon Granita ~ jugalbandi
Watermelon Margarita ~ jugalbandi
The Taste of Red ~ jugalbandi
Watermelon Rind Dosas with Ginger-Coconut Chutney ~ Spice Corner
Watermelon Burger Patties ~ Cooking Adventures
Watermelon Rind Pickle ~ Evolving Tastes
Watermelon Rind Wadi ~ Add Flavour
Watermelon Rind Chutney ~ Akshayapaatram
Muthias with Watermelon Rind ~ jugalbandi
Olan with Watermelon Rind ~ jugalbandi
Mor Kuzhambu with Watermelon Rind ~ jugalbandi
Melon Flower Vase ~ Mishmash!
Melon Lantern ~ Mishmash!
“It is chief of this world’s luxuries…..When one has tasted it, he knows what Angels eat. It was not a Southern watermelon that Eve took; we know it because she repented.” – Mark Twain