Fun Fact of the Day

Fun Fact of the Day: Nacho is a common nickname for the Spanish name Ignacio. The heroic Nacho who is immortalized by the dish first crafted the snack almost by accident, when he was pressured to create a meal using whatever he could find in the kitchen.

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Ort
 
Pronunciation: /awrt/
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal. Usually, orts.
 
Etymology: Ort entered English in the 1400s. Low German ort and early Dutch oorete are cognates.

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Anthophilous
 
Pronunciation: /anˈTHäfələs/
 
Definition: (adj)
 
1) attracted by or living among flowers.
2) feeding on flowers, as certain insects.
3) (of insects or other animals) frequenting flowers.
 
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek anthos + English -philous

Fun Fact of the Day

Fun Fact of the Day: 7.The heat produced by spices or foods is measured in Scoville Heat Units (SHU), which were originally created by Wilbur Scoville who pioneered the process for measuring the heat produced by a food or spice. Today this test is conducted using a liquid chromatographer.