Food and Drink

Quiz 144 – Round 3 – Food and Drink

1. Which Swedish word beginning with the letter s is a term for a buffet-style meal with a selection of hot and cold dishes?

Smörgåsbord

2. What is added to a Martini to make a ‘Dirty Martini’?

Olive brine

3. Navarin is a type of French stew including which type of meat?

Lamb (or mutton)

4. Which Greek dip is made from strained or diluted yoghurt mixed with cucumber, garlic, salt, olive oil and often vinegar, lemon juice or herbs?

Tzatziki

5. Which animal’s milk is used in pecorino cheese?

Sheep

6. From which country does Brahma beer originate?

Brazil

7. A Thai dish with  ‘mu’ (or sometimes ‘moo’) would include which type of meat?

Pork

8. The Rapel Valley is a large wine-producing region in which country?

Chile

9. Which French meat dish is named after a battle fought in the year 1800?

Chicken Marengo

10. What are the two main ingredients of a ‘Dark and Stormy’ cocktail?

Dark rum and ginger beer

 

 

 

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Biscuit Quiz

Quiz 142 – Round 1 – Picture Round

Biscuit Quiz – This week’s picture round is a selection of ten biscuits and cookies. Can you identify them?

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1. Garibaldi

By James F. Carter (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

2. Oreo

By Bruce The Deus at Italian Wikipedia (Original source: File:Oreo-Two-Cookies.jpg) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

3. Lincoln

By The original uploader was Dark-Fire at English Wikipedia (original Author: Mark Hogan) (original Source: Emptosoft)) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

4. Hobnobs

By Sargant at English Wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

5. Millionaire’s shortbread/Caramel shortbread

By Aurore D [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

6. Bath Oliver

By Annie Mole [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

7. Chocolate digestive

By Jolly Janner (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

8. Party rings

By mattbuck (category) (Photo by mattbuck. (Own work)) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

9. Fortune cookie

CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=432423

10. Amaretti

I, Greg O’Beirne [GFDL (CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 141 – Round 3 – Food and Drink

1. Which fruit is produced by the blackthorn?

Sloe

2. What is in the centre of a Victoria sponge?

Berry jam and cream

3. After a classification challenge in 1991 for the purposes of VAT, did the courts decide that a ‘Jaffa Cake’ was indeed a cake or a biscuit?

A cake (as they go hard when stale as opposed to soft, like biscuits)

4. In which century did Arthur Guinness begin brewing ale?

18th century (He set up his first ale brewery in 1752 – Guinness as we know it came later)

5. Eccles cakes are named after an English town in which county?

Lancashire

6. Name three people who have hosted TV’s ‘MasterChef’.

Three of: Loyd Grossman, Gary Rhodes, Gregg Wallace or John Torode

7. ‘Ahr’ is a small wine-producing region in which country?

Germany

8. Which meat dish literally translates from Italian as ‘jumps in the mouth’?

Saltimbocca

9. Who originally wrote and recorded the song ‘Red Red Wine’ with which UB40 had a hit in 1983?

Neil Diamond

10. ‘Kirsch’ is a colourless brandy distilled from which fruit?

Cherries (Traditionally morello cherries, although now many others are used)

 

 

 

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Food and Drink Trivia Quiz

Quiz 138 – Round 5 – Food and Drink

Food and Drink trivia quiz – ten questions and answers on the topic of food and drink.

1. Bagna càuda is a dish of garlic, anchovies, olive oil and butter which originates from which country?

Italy

2. At what age may you legally purchase alcohol in France?

18 (was 16 for wine and beer until 2009 but now 18 for all alcohol)

3. From which country does Gouda cheese originate?

Netherlands

4. What are the full names of TV’s two ‘Hairy Bikers’? (or Hairy Dieters!)

Simon ‘Si’ King and Dave Myers

5. From which country did Merlot wine first originate?

France

6. ‘The Botanist’, ‘Monkey 47’ and ‘Opihr’ are all brands of which spirit?

Gin

7. What is the national dish of Jamaica?

Ackee and Saltfish

8. ‘Warwickshire Drooper’, ‘Mirabelle’ and ‘Belle de Louvain’ are all varieties of which fruit?

Plum

9. Which type of pastry is used in a Cornish Pasty?

Shortcrust

10. What do Americans call fresh coriander?

Cilantro (sometimes also known as Chinese parsley or Mexican parsley)

 

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Quiz 137 – Round 5 – Food and Drink

1. Which controversial food translates into English as ‘fatty liver’?

Foie gras

2. ‘Asahi’ is a brewery in which country?

Japan

3. Which herb is usually used in the production of pesto?

Basil

4. What shape is ‘farfalle’ pasta?

Bow-tie/butterfly

5. Of what does the majority of the giant panda’s diet consist?

Bamboo

6. Which drink is sometimes referred to as ‘Adam’s Ale’?

Water

7. Which two gases are contained within canned and draught Guinness, causing the beer’s creamy head when poured?

Nitrogen and carbon dioxide

8. What are the four main constituents of a Waldorf salad, which are usually dressed in mayonnaise and served on a bed of lettuce?

Celery, apples, walnuts and grapes

9. According to the famous quote from the ‘Silence of the Lambs’ Hannibal Lecter ate the liver of a ‘census taker who tried to test him’. What did he eat and drink to accompany it?

Some fava beans and a nice Chianti

10. What is the maximum number of Michelin Stars that can be awarded to a restaurant?

Three

 

 

 

 

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unusual fruit and vegetables

Quiz 136 – Round 1 – Picture Round

This week’s picture round is a selection of unusual fruit and vegetables. Can your contestants identify them from the pictures given?

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1. Pak choi

By Karl-Heinz Wellmann (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

2. Passionfruit

CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=378536

3. Jackfruit

By Øyvind Holmstad – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=61258820

4. Loquat

CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=112924

5. Ugli fruit

Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=132076

6. Starfruit/Carambola

By No machine-readable author provided. Fibonacci assumed (based on copyright claims). – No machine-readable source provided. Own work assumed (based on copyright claims)., CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=577923

7. Kumquat

Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=132040

8. Atemoya

By user:takoradee – Own work, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1525434

9. Pawpaw

By Scott Bauer, USDA – USDA ARS Image Number K7575-8, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10830

10. Mulberries

By Andre Abrahami – Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2170192

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Quiz 134 – Round 5 – Food and Drink

1. From which US state does the dish ‘Jambalaya’ originate?

Louisiana

2. Which gas is produced when bread is baked and the yeast converts the fermentable sugars present in the dough?

Carbon dioxide

3. Which cocktail is made by mixing Scotch whisky and Drambuie?

Rusty Nail

4. A standard Champagne bottle contains 750ml – How much Champagne can be held in a Nebuchadnezzar?

15 litres (15,000ml or 1500cl – Equivalent to 20 standard bottles)

5. Fuji, Honeycrisp and Cripps Pink are varieties of which fruit?

Apple

6. Which type of food is called a ‘Zwiebel’ in German?

Onion

7. What type of food is a ‘durian’?

A fruit (Spiky fruit with a strong odour)

8. Which drink has been marketed with the slogan “Live Young”?

Evian water

9. Which fruit was the title of a number 8 UK hit for a band called ‘The Presidents of the United States of America’ in 1996?

Peaches

10. If a sparkling wine bottle is marked as ‘Brut’ what does this mean?

Very dry/unsweetened

 

 

 

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Quiz 132 – Round 3- Food and Drink

1. ‘Borlotti’ and ‘Tarbais’ are types of which food?

Bean

2. Mutton is meat from a sheep that is older than what age?

Two years

3. Which Scottish dish is made from oatmeal fried with fat, onions and seasonings?

Skirlie

4. From which fruit is the drink Perry made?

Pears

5. What type of food is burrata?

Cheese (Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream)

6. With which meat is mint sauce traditionally served?

Lamb

7. Which celebrity chef lost his right arm in a car accident shortly after becoming head chef at Gidleigh Park in Devon 1994?

Michael Caines

8. What was the cartoon cat Garfield’s favourite food?

Lasagna

9. In which country is the Kopparberg brewery, famous for its flavoured ciders?

Sweden

10. Which two ingredients would you find in a gimlet cocktail?

Gin and lime juice

 

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 129 – Round 5 – Food and Drink

Food and Drink Pub Quiz Questions

1. If a dish is described as ‘à la Florentine’ which vegetable would you expect to find in it?

Spinach

2. What colour is a ripened kumquat?

Orange

3. What does CAMRA stand for?

Campaign for Real Ale

4. ‘Cremini’, ‘morel’ and ‘enoki’ are all types of what?

Mushroom

5. Which beverage has been marketed with the slogan ‘Great Taste, Zero Sugar’?

Coke Zero

6. In which English county is the pub retailer and brewer ‘Greene King’ based?

Suffolk (Bury St. Edmunds)

7. Which type of pastry is used in a chocolate éclair?

Choux pastry

8. In the ‘5:2’ diet, how many calories does a woman reduce her intake to for two days a week?

500 (600 for men)

9. Which cocktail is traditionally made with cognac, orange liqueur and lemon juice?

Sidecar

10. To the nearest hundred, how many calories are there in a McDonalds Big Mac?

500 (508 according to the UK McDonalds nutrition calculator http://www.mcdonalds.co.uk/content/ukhome/meal_builder.html)

 

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Quiz 125 – Round 5 – Food and Drink

1. For what purpose is the ‘spurtle’, a Scottish kitchen tool, used?

Stirring (A wooden rod used to stir porridge, stews etc.)

2. The Japanese wine sake is produced from which substance?

Rice

3. Dolmades is a Greek dish wrapped in what?

Vine leaves

4. ‘Purple Dragon’, ‘White Satin’ and ‘Bolero’ are varieties of which popular vegetable?

Carrot

5. Which two main ingredients would you find in the Indian dish ‘Saag Aloo’?

Spinach and potatoes (Saag=spinach, aloo=potato)

6. Which beverage has been advertised with the slogan “It gives you wings”?

Red Bull

7. From which country does Efes beer originate?

Turkey

8. What, in culinary terms, is a ‘parson’s nose’?

The fleshy protrusion at the rear end of a bird (https://www.cookipedia.co.uk/recipes_wiki/Parson%27s_nose)

9. ‘Cornish Yarg’ cheese is wrapped in what before being left to mature?

Nettle leaves

10. Caviar is obtained from which fish?

Sturgeon (Proper caviar should only come from sturgeon)

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 123 – Round 1 – Picture Round

Herbs Quiz

This week’s picture round is a selection of ten well-known culinary herbs and spices – Can you identify them?

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1. Oregano

By Thomas Then – selber fotografiert – own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4066097

2. Parsley

By No machine-readable author provided. Ranveig assumed (based on copyright claims). – No machine-readable source provided. Own work assumed (based on copyright claims)., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=406248

3. Basil

CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=662527

4. Sage

By Plenuska – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=43375892

5. Cardamom

By Rainer Zenz at German Wikipedia – Self-photographed, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=164601

6. Thyme

CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=260175

7. Bay leaf

By Benjamint444 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4316230

8. Rosemary

By No machine-readable author provided. Nataraja~commonswiki assumed (based on copyright claims). – No machine-readable source provided. Own work assumed (based on copyright claims)., CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=78968

9. Saffron

By Rainer Zenz – Self-photographed, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=513787

10. Marjoram

By Forest & Kim Starr, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6186581

 

 

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Chocolate Bar Slogans

Easter Quiz – Round 2 – Chocolate Slogans

The following are chocolate bar slogans or slogans associated with chocolate. Some are from the past, some the present – but can you identify which type of chocolate they are the slogans for?

1. The lighter way to enjoy chocolate.

Maltesers

2. Feel the bubbles.

Aero

3. The taste of paradise.

Bounty

4. Get Some Nuts!

Snickers

5. Why have cotton when you can have silk?

Galaxy

6. It’s not for girls

Yorkie

7. Soft on the outside, crunchy on the inside

Dime Bar

8. Take it easy.

Cadbury’s Caramel

9. It’s not Terry’s, It’s mine.

Chocolate Orange

10. And all because the lady loves…

Milk Tray

 

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Easter Quiz – Round 5 – Eggs

Easter questions on an egg theme.

1. In which 2014 film does a character called Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin get recruited by a spy organisation, despite his being an unlikely candidate for the job?

Kingsman: The Secret Service

2. In which Beatles song will you find the lines “I am the egg man, they are the egg men”?

I Am the Walrus

3. Before they were renamed with the ‘Cadbury’ branding in 1971, under which name had ‘creme eggs’ been available previously?

Fry’s Creme Eggs

4. Which bird lays the largest eggs?

Ostrich

5. In which year did Edwina Currie provoke outrage by suggesting that most of Britain’s eggs were infected by salmonella?

1988

6. Who wrote a children’s book entitled ‘Green Eggs and Ham’?

Dr. Seuss

7. Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying “An egg today is better than a ___ tomorrow”. Can you fill in the blank?

Hen

8. Virtually all Fabergé eggs were manufactured under the supervision of the famous Russian jeweller who gave them their name, but what was his full name?

Peter Carl Fabergé (But he was  also known as Karl Gustavovich Fabergé)

9. Which comedic rap group from Newport, Wales has a rapper known as ‘Eggsy’?

Goldie Lookin Chain

10. According to Guinness World Records, how tall (in metres) was the tallest chocolate Easter egg ever made?

10.39 metres (Accept answers between 10 and 11, or whatever you deem reasonable)

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/largest-chocolate-easter-egg

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 120 – Round 3 – Food and Drink

1. Which type of nut is used in the production of marzipan?

Almond

2. From which country does Cotija cheese originate?

Mexico

3. A ‘Yellow Pershore’ or ‘Yellow Egg’ is a variety of which fruit?

Plum

4. Which extra toppings (in addition to cheese and tomato) would you expect to find on a Hawaiian pizza?

Ham and pineapple

5. What is the German word for a potato?

Kartoffel (an extra ‘n’ added is the plural)

6. On which date in the year does the grouse shooting season begin in the UK?

12 August (The glorious 12th)

7. The Barossa Valley is a wine-producing region in which country?

Australia

8. What must a dish of ‘Chow mein’ include?

Noodles

9. What type of spirit is Armagnac?

Brandy

10. What is tripe?

Edible stomach lining, mostly from cattle but can be from other farm animals

 

 

 

 

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Beer anagrams quiz

St. Patrick’s Day Quiz – Round 4 – Anagrams

Beer anagrams quiz. The following are all anagrams of Irish breweries. Can you unscramble them?

1. Mr. Pushy

Murphy’s

2. US Ensign

Guinness

3. Thick Swims

Smithwick’s

4. Pure Soother

Porterhouse

5. Ink Range

Kinnegar

6. Ash Oar

O’Hara’s

7. Owl Car

Carlow

8. Gala Byway

Galway Bay

9. Elf Swirl Cancan

Franciscan Well

10. Get His Degree

Eight Degrees

 

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Celebrity Chefs

Quiz 119 – Round 4 – Celebrity Chefs

Which celebrity chefs own or run the following restaurants?

1. The Hand & Flowers, Marlow

Tom Kerridge

2. Barbecoa, London

Jamie Oliver

3. Murano, Mayfair

Angela Hartnett

4. Plane Food, Heathrow Terminal 5

Gordon Ramsay

5. The Greyhound, Rotherfield Peppard, Henley-on-Thames

Antony Worrall Thompson

6. Tom’s Kitchen, South Kensington

Tom Aikens

7. Benares, Berkeley Square, London

Atul Kochhar

8. The Coach House, Kentisbury Grange Hotel, North Devon

Michael Caines

9. The Walnut Tree, near Abergavenny

Shaun Hill

10. The Waterside Inn, Bray

Michel and Albert Roux founded the restaurant, it is now owned by Alain Roux

 

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Quiz 118 – Round 5 – Food and Drink

1. Pellagra is a disease associated with a deficiency of which vitamin?

B3

2. ‘Sprite’, ‘Canary’ and ‘Honeydew’ are varieties of which fruit?

Melon

3. From which type of fish is caviar obtained?

Sturgeon

4. Which cocktail is made from vodka, coffee liqueur and either cream or milk?

White Russian

5. According to preliminary figures, which country produced the most wine in 2016?

Italy (http://www.bkwine.com/news/worlds-biggest-wine-producing-countries-2016-short/)

6. From which country does the Massaman curry originate?

Thailand

7. What is the French word for a pineapple?

Ananas

8. What is tofu made from?

Condensed soy milk

9. Which two main ingredients would you find in the Indian dish Aloo Gobi?

Potato and Cauliflower (in that order)

10. How many UK (imperial) tablespoons are equal to one imperial pint?

32

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 113 – Round 3 – Food and Drink

1. ‘Manchego’ is a type of Spanish cheese made from the milk of which animal?

Sheep

2. ‘Pho’ is a noodle soup that originates from which country?

Vietnam

3. A ‘T-bone’ steak has bone running along the top and the middle, with steaks either side of the bone. Which two cuts of steak would they be if served individually?

A sirloin and a fillet (Strip loin and tenderloin in the US)

4. Which Italian pasta-cooking term can be literally translated into English as ‘to the tooth’?

Al dente

5. A common recipe for which traditional sauce would involve a mayonnaise base with added capers, gherkins, lemon juice and parsley or dill?

Tartare sauce

6. From what is the spice paprika produced?

Red peppers/capsicum

7. What type of food is ‘kromeski’?

A type of minced meat croquette (Minced meat wrapped in bacon and then coated in batter and Russian or Polish in origin)

8. Which cocktail was the favourite drink of ‘The Dude’ in the 1998 film ‘The Big Lebowski’?

White Russian

9. ‘Red Baron’, ‘Senshyu Yellow’ and ‘Vidalia’ are varieties of which vegetable?

Onion

10. Which type of tea has a distinctive smoky flavour due to its leaves being smoke-dried over pinewood fires?

Lapsang souchong

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 113 – Round 4 – Beer

Beer quiz – From which country do these beers originate?

1. Victoria Bitter

Australia

2. Angkor Beer

Cambodia

3. Heineken

Netherlands

4. Kingfisher

India

5. Pilsner Urquell

Czech Republic

6. Keo

Cyprus

7. Erdinger

Germany

8. Leffe

Belgium

9. Coors

USA

10. Corona

Mexico

 

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Quiz 110 – Round 5 – Cocktails

Which cocktails have the following ingredients? There are obviously slightly different recipes for cocktails but these should be identifiable as reasonably standard.

1. Rye Whisky, vermouth and angostura bitters

Manhattan

2. White rum, dark rum, fresh lime juice, orange curaçao and orgeat syrup

Mai Tai

3. Vodka and coffee liqueur

Black Russian

4. Prosecco and peach purée

Bellini

5. Vodka, ginger beer and lime juice

Moscow Mule/Vodka Buck

6. Gin, Cointreau, lemon juice and egg whites

White Lady

7. Vodka, gin, white rum, tequila, triple sec, lemon/lime juice and cola

Long Island Iced Tea

8. Bourbon, sugar, water and mint leaves

Mint Julep

9. Gin and vermouth

Martini

10. Crème de cassis and champagne

Kir Royale (Kir is white wine and crème de cassis)

 

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