What's in a Name? #2: Yolk

9 mins - Published Sat, Jan 21, 2017 by Gordon Frye

It’s tasty, it’s healthy, it’s yellow… or orange, depending on various factors. It’s the egg yolk, and it’s our topic in this episode. While many other languages refer to the middle part of an egg as the “yellow”, why do English speakers call it the “yolk”? Tune in and find out!
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What's in a Name?

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