Courtesy of Sandra Denneler/SheKnowsPeople do scary, borderline illegal things with food. And when we find these outlaw recipes, we'll post them in our series, Kookery.
There's a fundamental flaw to the logic of Edible Arrangements: why would you want to eat skewered fruit arranged to look like something that has nothing to do with food? Also, why would you pay $70 for a bunch of questionably ripe fruit on skewers?
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The Watermelon Grill, strange though it may be, solves both problems. First, it's a bunch of fruit that looks like the essence of summer: a grill. The Weber's a watermelon, the "coals" are a bunch of blackberries (warning: do not try to light them on fire, and if you do, please don't use lighter fluid), and the kebabs are just chunks of whatever fruit you'd like. The skewers are still skewers, but even Kookery has its limits. Second, instead of outsourcing your edible arranging to some minimum-wage employee at a surprisingly ubiquitous storefront (seriously, how does Edible Arrangements still exist?), you can follow in the footsteps of Watermelon Grill pioneer Sandra Denneler, who blogs at SheKnows, and just make the thing yourself.
Bonus points if you make a bunch of tiny barbecue-goers out of fruit to enjoy the "cookout," or manage to get your pet parrots into parrot-sized "Kiss the Cook" aprons without losing a finger. See the whole recipe here, and get ready to have a tiny grill made out of a watermelon!
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