high notes from the low end...trivia!

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Registered: 11-16-2003
high notes from the low end...trivia!
Sun, 11-16-2003 - 3:38am

Elephant garlic is not garlic. It is a relative of the leek and notably less pungent than actual garlic.

Allspice is not a collection of spices. It is the berry of an evergreen pimiento tree native to the West Indies and South America. Its name is derived from the fact that it tastes like a mixture of cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

Lemon grass, although somewhat lemony in taste, is not a lemon. It is an herb.

Idaho potatoes are not necessarily from Idaho. The proper name is a russet potato. They have become eponymously named for the state of Idaho since it is a major producer. Some believe russets from Idaho are superior to other geographic locations.

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