Bananas are berries. This dire news comes direct from the internet, at the far end of a night of berry-soaked revelry. For those college students following along, please note that we do not condone the use of the internet as a primary research tool. Nor do we condone overindulgence in berry-soaked revelry.
Nonetheless, this fact has no alternative. It is true. The banana is a berry. And the strawberry, we regret to report, is not.
Fact-checking, in the sober light of day, comes courtesy of a reliable source: a book. It is backed up by botany. The berry, technically speaking, develops from the ovary of a flower. Conferring berry status on mul and goose and cran (as well as the banana); not straw.
While this information is informative, in its eggheaded way, it does little for the midsummer reveler eager to indulge in summer's best (if loosely defined) berry.
The strawberry, mashed and folded into whipped cream, is called fool. Any fool, with or without a book, can determine it's both simple and delicious.