August 3 – National Watermelon Day

Today is National Watermelon Day, a day I know my father is probably going to enjoy.

For Father’s Day this year I bought him the Kuhn Rikon Watermelon Knife (I picked mine up at Sur La Table).

Since I was little, my father has always enjoyed picking and chopping up a perfectly ripe watermelon. As long as they’re in season he will get at least 2 watermelons a week and chop them up and put them in very specific green containers to store the pieces in the fridge. Of course as soon as I saw the ad for this knife in a cooking magazine I called my mother and told her what I had to buy him for Father’s Day.

Last week when I was at my parent’s house and I finally got to see him with his knife in action. The blade is extra long so that it can go through an entire watermelon and the serrated blade makes slicing through the rind even easier. My Dad chopped up an entire watermelon into small chucks and even disposed of the rind in under 5 minutes.

It is kind of funny to think that I’m this excited about a knife. But if you could see how excited my Dad is when he has a special knife to do the one thing he loves to do in the kitchen, you’d be just as excited as I am too.

Happy National Watermelon Day!

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