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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jul 2020 9:41 p.m. PST

"Before we begin, I know some antsy readers out there simply can't wait to lecture me about how watermelons should never be grilled and called burgers. That's myopic nonsense based on macho barbecue logic. Grilling watermelon is awesome, and I truly feel for the people who are too hung up on keeping each food in its lane to try something new. As watermelon sits directly over an open flame, the most miraculous things happen to its flavor and texture—indescribable things. The first time I tried it I was so astounded that my body filled up with the sort of wondrous glee I feel after seeing a magic trick. Even if you're too apprehensive to try the recipe below, I urge you to set aside a nice fat slice of watermelon to throw on the grill alongside the burgers at your next barbecue, just to see what happens. If you're not tickled, well, I send you my condolences…."


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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jul 2020 9:46 p.m. PST

I'll pass………

Arjuna29 Jul 2020 2:12 a.m. PST

Did you know the biggest producer of surrogate meat are the big meat producer?

Doug MSC Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2020 9:30 a.m. PST


Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Jul 2020 9:55 a.m. PST

That's myopic nonsense based on macho barbecue logic.

The myopic nonsense is presuming why someone would object to you.

I am not a barbecue person. I eat it, but don't cook it.

I also eat lots of non-meat dishes. My Eastern European ancestors have a proud history of povert… er … vegetarianism.

And I like grilled watermelon. Hawaiian shishkabob with or without meat are yummy. I might try it on a sammich after reading this.

But it ain't a burger.

So, since we are projecting motives and pathologies on others … Why are vegetarians so insecure that they have to equate non-meat foods with meat foods (burgers, hot dogs, chicken wings, steak, etc.)? If you like it, eat it. If you try it and don't like it, don't eat it. Either way, it's a personal opinion. Sheesh!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2020 12:24 p.m. PST



Legion 429 Jul 2020 3:42 p.m. PST

Ah … no thank you … 😁

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2020 7:07 p.m. PST

That sounds interesting, actually. I'll try making it and eating it at some point.

General Kirchner30 Jul 2020 8:58 a.m. PST

grilling watermelon fine, treating it like a burger,…….hard pass.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2020 12:27 p.m. PST

Let us know what it taste my good friend… (smile)


Personal logo nvdoyle Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2020 6:58 p.m. PST

@etotheipi – THANK YOU! That's something that's always made me (more) nuts – let veggies be veggies, and enjoy them for what they are. Trying to make meat out of them seems to be a fool's errand. And if you're not eating meat for ethical reasons, isn't giving it up, a sacrifice of you will, kind of the point?

von Schwartz02 Aug 2020 4:24 p.m. PST

OK, I'll stick with Spam, if it ain't meat, it ain't a burger.

Why do people go to such extraordinary lengths to get things that aren't meat taste like meat? Just eat the real thing fer Christs Sake!!! It's not like we're running out, yet.

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