Every day, F&W editor in chief Dana Cowin tweets out a fun food fact. Follow her on Twitter@fwscout to beef up your culinary knowledge. Here, a roundup of the most recent bits of trivia she revealed.

February 23, 2015

Every day, F&W editor in chief Dana Cowin tweets out a fun food fact. Follow her on Twitter @fwscout to beef up your culinary knowledge. Here, a roundup of the most recent bits of trivia she revealed.

Fun egg fact for brunch: collecting eggcups is called pocillovy.

Cherry varieties that double as great kids names: Amarelle, Bing, Cerise, Cornelian, Duke, Marasca, Merry.

“Umbundu ochinggombo” and “luba chinggombo” both mean “okra.”

Mezzaluna (half-moon) is chopping tool with one or two semicircular blades.

Fun fact (or maybe fiction?): Fortune cookies were created as thank-you notes in SF in the early 1900s.

It takes one hive of bees flying 55,000 miles to visit two million flowers to make 1 lb of honey.

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