Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Awhile ago while looking for info on natural dyestuffs, I came across a page on Beautyberries. They're edible, but taste really bad... (I've seen descriptions that range from bitter to sour to both at the same time.) On this page, which I can't find now, it said that Beautyberry is also called "French mulberry." It said that the name began sometime in the early 19th century(?) or the mid-18th century(?) because of the bad taste of the berries... That is the name is a dig at the French. For the life of me, I can't find where I read this so I can confirm it. I know I didn't dream it... If anyone comes across the page, I'd appreciate a link.