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.