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View Poll Results: Do you salt melons, is it Southern or not?
I don't salt my melons, it's not a Southern habit 6 10.00%
I don't salt my melons, it's a Southern habit 6 10.00%
I salt, it's Southern 6 10.00%
I salt, it's not Southern 15 25.00%
Are you crazy, putting salt on melons? 27 45.00%
Voters: 60. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-23-2008, 06:57 PM
 
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I'm British and i can assure you that it is NOT an English/Irish/Scottish/Welsh thing, oh yuck, no way.
I was not necessarily referring to the practice of salt and or pepper on melon. I was referring in general to Southern culinary practices in general as being similar in many cases, identical in some to culinary traditions passed down in my family, who is not Southern, unless of course you consider Southern Ontario part of the deep South. My grandmother often talked about going down to Canada to visit her grandparents.
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:10 PM
 
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I've always put salt on watermelon, never cantaloupe. Everyone in my family did the same in Kansas City. I also put sugar on tomato slices. Yummy! I got that from my Mom who was from Massachusetts. I've found that a lot of so called Southern traditions are quite common in the Midwest.
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I almost always salt my watermelon but I prefer lemon juice on my cantaloupe.
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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my parents always salted watermelon. never heard about the cantaloupe. the salt and pepper thing has piqued my curiosity though.
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Old 07-24-2008, 01:52 PM
 
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only watermelon but my husband thinks I'm crazy
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