The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #145769 Message #3374171
Posted By: Bat Goddess
09-Jul-12 - 06:51 PM
Thread Name: BS: Watermelon: Salt or Sugar?
Subject: RE: BS: Watermelon: Salt or Sugar?
I'm from Milwaukee originally, and usually your childhood home is where you get into food habits.
Watermelon is naturally sweet so I really don't see the need of sugar. I don't put anything on it, but I can see the occasional dash of salt. Never actually heard of anybody putting either on watermelon.
I like salt on lemons. And grapefruit requires either sugar or salt so it's not painfully tart.
My mother always put sugar on sliced fresh local tomatoes, but I prefer a dash of salt. But, then again, my mother likes cucumber salad (onions and thin-sliced cucumbers in a vinegar/light cream (half & half) or yoghurt) over boiled potatoes. Well, first of all, I can't STAND boiled potatoes (that's what was served most meals in my youth) unless they're tiny new potatoes that you then let swim in butter and parsley. I love the cucumber salad, but I prefer it all by itself.
On sweet corn on the cob, besides plenty of butter, I like just salt. Tom prefers salt AND pepper. He's from New England...is that why? He also taught me all about coleslaw on top of barbecue sandwiches. I think he picked that up in the Washington, DC area.