For good or for bad, the watermelon ham at Ducks Eatery in New York City's East Village has sent food bloggers and Internet users into a frenzy. This, however, is not unexpected.
The watermelon ham is the creation of chef Will Horowitz and is off-the-menu. Immense attention to detail is paid in the curation of the dish — from brining slices of watermelon for four days in a blend of salt, ash, and spices to smoking it for eight hours. The fruit is cooked in a way that enables it to look like "an extremely undercooked piece of meat." and value is maintained in the chef's ability to mimic the texture and color of meat with it.
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