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2019/08/20 13:22:03 (permalink)

Salt on Cantelope?

Anybody know where this came from? I do it, on some other melon as well, it works, IMHO, but I wonder where the thought came from! Ideas?
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Re: Salt on Cantelope? 2019/08/20 14:13:34 (permalink)
I'm sure it had something to do w/ the Lisle Il resident Joy Sterling Morton 
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Re: Salt on Cantelope? 2019/08/20 14:15:32 (permalink)
I've never done it on cantelope, but I always salt my watermelon, (as all good Southerners and the Japanese do). No idea of its origins, but it sure is tasty!
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Re: Salt on Cantelope? 2019/08/20 14:50:22 (permalink)
... and pepper too.
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Re: Salt on Cantelope? 2019/08/20 15:34:33 (permalink)
"Yes" on cantaloupe; also on honeydew and watermelon.
 
For me, salt intensifies their flavor.
 
Why?  Growing up near Pittsburgh pretty much all my family did that.  However, I don't know if such is a "Pittsburgh thing", a "Scot thing", a "French thing" or "none of the above". 
 
What I do know is that Mrs. Metro, a native of SW Asia, had never seen this practice prior to her misfortune in meeting me.
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Re: Salt on Cantelope? 2019/08/20 16:09:13 (permalink)
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"Yes" on cantaloupe; also on honeydew and watermelon.
 
For me, salt intensifies their flavor.
 
Why?  Growing up near Pittsburgh pretty much all my family did that.  However, I don't know if such is a "Pittsburgh thing", a "Scot thing", a "French thing" or "none of the above". 
 
What I do know is that Mrs. Metro, a native of SW Asia, had never seen this practice prior to her misfortune in meeting me.



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Re: Salt on Cantelope? 2019/08/20 18:49:16 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby mar52 2019/08/20 22:55:56
NEVER!  Not in Western PA or France.  But if you like it, put it on.  I prefer prosciutto on cantelope.  
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Re: Salt on Cantelope? 2019/08/20 20:57:05 (permalink)
Yes    ... lightly salted it will taste sweeter.    But if you have a taste for salty thin add more.
And I add black pepper on melons.
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Re: Salt on Cantelope? 2019/08/20 21:20:08 (permalink)
I'm allergic to them, but my parents always salted them. They also used to serve tomato slices sprinkled with sugar.
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Re: Salt on Cantelope? 2019/08/20 22:56:44 (permalink)
A squeeze of lime on honeydew.  No salt or pepper on melon.  But it's done in the house.
 
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Re: Salt on Cantelope? 2019/08/21 08:00:29 (permalink)
The salt I prefer on a cantaloupe is prosciutto.
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Re: Salt on Cantelope? 2019/08/21 08:59:23 (permalink)
I'm thinking someone was running with a salt block in Ancient Rome and ran into a melon cart. Then I thought about it and realized I really didn't care. 
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Re: Salt on Cantelope? 2019/08/21 09:37:59 (permalink)
In our home its always been a wedge of lemon squeezed on the cantoulope. Salt is a new one to me.

Is anyone put off by the habit of most buffets, caterers and even restaurants serving unripe fruit, especially melons?
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Re: Salt on Cantelope? 2019/08/21 12:35:09 (permalink)
rudebarb

Is anyone put off by the habit of most buffets, caterers and even restaurants serving unripe fruit, especially melons?


Yes, yesterday morning at a Marriott.
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Re: Salt on Cantelope? 2019/08/21 20:45:10 (permalink)
Disappointed whenever unripe melon is served with a meal.
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