Get ready for a vocabulary quiz: what is the name for a male turkey? a baby turkey? a group of turkeys? a nest of turkey eggs? Answers: a tom, a poult, a rafter, and a clutch. If you didn’t do so well, I bet you absolutely know the holiday when 90 percent of us eat turkey. Every year in the U.S., 45 million turkeys are eaten on Thanksgiving Day.
Silly Food Fact
The Bing is the #1 cherry in the U.S. We know its dark red color and superb burst of flavor, but why is it called Bing? The story starts with pioneer Samuel Lewelling on the Oregon Trail in 1847. He traveled with 700 fruit trees in his wagon. Half the trees survived to start an orchard where Lewelling and his Chinese foreman, Ah Bing, experimented with new cherry varieties. One of these yielded huge, beautiful cherries—named, of course, to honor the foreman. Today, Washington state is the largest cherry producer, and cherry season peaks each July.