• Quote of the day:
“Every time a hearse went down the road, [we thought] ‘there went another cherry customer,’” said Don Gregory.
This pearl of morbidity is in reference to the fact that during the 1980s and 1990s, cherry consumption fell off due to lack of demand among younger consumers. But then someone invented a clever way to dry cherries and the whole industry was saved. Hurray for Michigan ingenuity! [Tribune]
• Bill Daley finds the Americanest of American wines, but notes that almost all the world’s varietals are grown here [Tribune]
• Do you know the slight difference between cilantro and culantro? [Tribune]
• Lisa Donovan reports on the magnetic wine ager, but doesn’t try it out herself! [Sun-Times]
[Photo: one of the many varieties of culantro, via The Back Forty/flickr]