A melon with many devotees like Fruit Detective David Karp who called it "the best melon in the world." Alexander Dumas was so passionate about the Charentais that he donated 300 of his books to the town of Cavaillon in exchange for 12 melons a year. The town square in Cavaillon has a huge statue to the melon.
Fruit and fresh herbs add zing to the world’s best beverage
By Gretchen Bay
For a healthy and lo-cal beverage idea, try infusing your drinking water (plain or bubbly) with any number of delicious fruity and herbal options! Here are some of our favorite things to add to water:
Put some Harry Belafonte singing Yellow Bird on the hi-fi and cut open a sweet Canary Melon for a double tropical treat. Yellow rind and pale green flesh.
A sunburst of yellow. This melon's skin is tender - so handle with care. Peel with peeler, slice and remove seeds from cavity, cut into thin slices. Superbly refreshing. Not the same melon used for bitter melon soup -- this one is sweet.
Ambrosia is the food of this gods. This melon is similar to cantaloupe and oh so good.... It's flavor has been described as a combination of melon and flowers. "Hey gods, get your own melon, we're taking this one".
Smooth and sweet, Armenian cucumbers don't need to be peeled. Although it is has all the traits of its relative cucumber, it is actually a variety of muskmelon and like other types of muskmelon, is native to Armenia. It is crisp, mild and has soft seeds.