Great melons


‘O fleur de tous les fruits. O ravissant melon!’ It’s summer in NYC, and we’ve been enjoying as many of these Galia melons as we can get. It’s a cross between a cantaloupe and a honeydew, and a bit sweeter than either. Expensive, but delicious. I’ve heard ugly rumors that the Charantais is the best of all varieties of melon (the quote above reportedly comes from the 16th century monk Saint-Amant, describing the Charantais). But maybe it’s just that the French care for all their fruits like we generally don’t in the US. In any case, melons last a day or two at longest in our household.

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