Is there anything LESS disappointing then cutting open a watermelon only to find this:
No, there isn’t. Seriously, Isn’t watermelon supposed to be red? Light pink just isn’t right.
I haven’t bought a GOOD watermelon in years. I’m not exaggerating. Am I just a bad watermelon selector? Or are watermelons simply the victim of mass-produced produce?
Alton Brown once said on Good Eats that you should pick watermelons with a bigger yellow spot on the bottom. The yellow spot supposedly indicates that the watermelon was in the field longer before being picked, therefore more ripe. No luck folks, the trick does NOT work. Which was disappointing to discover, normally Alton is right on. And I really wanted him to be right this time.
Is finding a good watermelon just a crap shoot? Does anyone feel as sad about this situation as I do..or am I just nuts? Wait, don’t answer that.