If you find cutting melon to be a challenge, know this: you are not alone. Splitting open a round cantaloupe on a flat cutting surface is precarious, to say the least. Especially when a sharp knife is involved. Luckily, there's a simple solution.
The trick is to carefully cut off the top and bottom part of the melon, about a half inch thick, before splitting it open. This will create a flat surface on the fruit, making it easy to balance on a cutting board. It's a simple step, but a game changing one. This video from Saveur will show you how it's done.
Now that you're armed with this essential technique (and no longer have to resort to pre-cut melon) there are many delicious recipes you should make with your freshly-cut fruit. See for yourself: