August 3rd is National Watermelon Day. This is endorsed by the Watermelon Board.
I’ve been somewhat melon obsessed because of work…There was a watermelon article that used a 17th century painting as a source, which made me wonder:
How do you cut into a melon in the 17th century?
How do you eat a watermelon in the 17th century?
I looked at more paintings of melons
The swirly bits holding the seeds are not some sort of varietal variation, but are a sign that the fruit is not ripe.
All of this is going to take a little more work and study…but first I must find some watermelon to EAT!