Here in Texas it is HOT outside! I mean it’s still nearly 100 degrees at midnight during the summer. So, it’s no surprise that Watermelon is a favorite around these parts. If you keep it in an ice chest for a while before you carve it up it makes for a cool refreshing treat!
But there are chefs out there who are using watermelons (and other fruits) for much more artistic purposes! And I was amazed to see some of the things these people can do in a very short time.
Here is Vid Nikolic going to work on a watermelon.
Here is another version created in just 5 minutes.
Here is an obviously promotional piece created for a client. Bonus if you wait till the end to see the carver’s (Tiron Gaby from Romania) mustache. ;-)
This carver’s technique is a little different from the others. He seems to start carving the watermelon from the opposite direction, but the result is still impressive!
If you want to learn how to get started, here is a Watermelon Carving Tutorial: