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kleinbl00  ·  936 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bananas Are Berries, Strawberries Aren't

“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.”

- Miles Kingston

"When animals were in the stable or on the farm, they kept their Old English names: pig, cow, sheep and calf. But when they were cooked and brought to the table, an English version of the French word was used: pork (porc), beef (beouf), mutton (mouton) and veal (veau)." So yeah - a banana is botanically a berry and strawberries are botanically not. Culinarily speaking, however, the conventions are drawn from elsewhere and anyone expecting any linkage whatsoever between botany and food has never seen an eggplant or pineapple.