Did You Know…?

I was perusing Yelp.com this morning, and I came across a review of a local restaurant, and the woman was ranting and raving because they said “prawns” on the menu, but “shrimp” came out on her plate.  I thought, “Well, aren’t they the same thing? And how, pray tell, can you tell the difference without a complete blood panel and a DNA test?”

Apparently, this woman can tell.

Then I started wondering what else is like that in the food world?  I started brainstorming: 

  • what is the difference between Kobe and wagyu?
  • what is the difference between crawfish and crayfish?
  • what is the difference between kale and chard?
  • what is the difference between broccoli and broccolini?

And, most importantly, who cares? 

Do you have any questions like this mingling around in your head?  I would love to hear about it if you did.

(And the difference between a shrimp and a prawn is not much: the second set of pincers on prawns are bigger, whereas the first set of pincers is bigger on shrimp, and a section of the body is different size, as seen below.  However, there is no difference between crayfish and crawfish, and are aka crawdads.) 

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