Some of the creations are breathtaking -- wonderful artworks crafted from ... watermelons? Yes, they're all the rage on board cruise ships in the Mediterranean. Tourists are coming home with photos of amazing creations that are quite edible. Nobody knows where it started. After all, watermelons aren't exactly an Italian staple.
Surprisingly, credit is given to a Japanese chef known as Takashi who a few years ago began carving watermelons into beautiful pieces of art. He told an interviewer that he learned watermelon carving while on vacation in Thailand. In any case, the results are fascinating ... and quite tasty!