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?


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?


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


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?


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?


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?


4. From which fruit is the drink Perry made?


5. What type of food is burrata?

Cheese (Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream)

6. With which meat is mint sauce traditionally served?


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?


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


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?


2. What colour is a ripened kumquat?


3. What does CAMRA stand for?

Campaign for Real Ale

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


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?


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?


3. Dolmades is a Greek dish wrapped in what?

Vine leaves

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


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?


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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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.


2. Feel the bubbles.


3. The taste of paradise.


4. Get Some Nuts!


5. Why have cotton when you can have silk?


6. It’s not for girls


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?


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


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?


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)






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Quiz 120 – Round 3 – Food and Drink

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


2. From which country does Cotija cheese originate?


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


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?


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


9. What type of spirit is Armagnac?


10. What is tripe?

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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


2. US Ensign


3. Thick Swims


4. Pure Soother


5. Ink Range


6. Ash Oar


7. Owl Car


8. Gala Byway

Galway Bay

9. Elf Swirl Cancan

Franciscan Well

10. Get His Degree

Eight Degrees


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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?


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


3. From which type of fish is caviar obtained?


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?


7. What is the French word for a pineapple?


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?






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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?


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


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?


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

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Quiz 113 – Round 4 – Beer

Beer quiz – From which country do these beers originate?

1. Victoria Bitter


2. Angkor Beer


3. Heineken


4. Kingfisher


5. Pilsner Urquell

Czech Republic

6. Keo


7. Erdinger


8. Leffe


9. Coors


10. Corona



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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


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


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


10. Crème de cassis and champagne

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


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Quiz 109 – Round 4 – Food and Drink

1. What makes pink gin pink?

Angostura bitters

2. What meat is used in the Milanese dish of Ossobuco?


3. Which two colours make up the distinctive check pattern of sponge within a Battenberg cake?

Pink and yellow

4. Kalamata, Picholine and Gaeta are types of which fruit?


5. Allium sativum is the Latin name for which pungent foodstuff?


6. Which spirit forms the base of a ‘Singapore Sling’ cocktail?


7. Which dessert is also sometimes called a ‘Tuscan Trifle’?


8. How old does a sheep have to be before its meat is classed as mutton?

Over two years

9. ‘Burrata’ is an Italian type of which food?


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Quiz 107 – Round 5 – Food and Drink

1. Wine of which colour is produced from the Gorgollasa grape?

Red (Indigenous to Mallorca)

2. A Bombay duck is not a duck at all – what is it?

A fish 

3. What are the two main ingredients you would find in the Indian dish ‘saag aloo’?

Spinach and potato

4. Which unappealingly-named cocktail consists of peach schnapps and orange juice?

Fuzzy navel

5. Lambert, Balaton and Rainier are three types of which fruit?


6. ‘Afore ye go’ is an advertising slogan that has been used since 1925 by which brand of alcohol?

Bell’s Whisky

7. Who is the richest celebrity chef in the world, worth over £240 million?

Jamie Oliver

8. Which ingredient constitutes the main difference between white pudding and black pudding?

Blood (Usually pork blood which is omitted in white pudding)

9. Which type of rice is primarily used as the main ingredient of a risotto?


10. Is the classic Scottish ‘clootie dumpling’ a savoury or sweet speciality?

Sweet (A rich fruit pudding)





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Quiz 102 – Round 6 – Food and Drink

1. What shape is anelli pasta?


2. Which alcoholic beverage is produced exclusively in the Douro Valley in Portugal?


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


4. ‘Pho’ is a type of soup originating from which country?


5. Which distinctly flavoured food ingredient has its own festival each year in August in the Isle of Wight?


6. In which country is Appenzeller cheese produced?


7. What is the name given to vitamin B9?

Folic acid

8. In which country is the wine-producing region of Langhorne Creek?


9. Which spirit forms the basis of a Moscow Mule cocktail?


10. In which U.S. state is Jack Daniel’s Whiskey produced?






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Quiz 99 – Round 3 – Food and Drink

1. For what purpose is annatto used in cooking?

Food colouring (Orange-red colouring and it is also occasionally used as flavouring. It is derived from the seeds of the achiote tree and is what gives Red Leicester cheese its colour )

2. A ‘Nebuchadnezzar’ is a term used for a wine bottle equivalent to how many standard 750ml bottles?


3. ‘Early Purple Sprouting’ and ‘Calabrese’ are varieties of which vegetable?


4. From which country does Kingfisher Beer originate?


5. An oven temperature off 200 degrees Celsius would be equivalent to which Gas Mark?


6. What are ‘devils on horseback’?

Dates or prunes wrapped in bacon

7. Which food chain uses the slogan ‘Eat Fresh’?


8. How would you best translate ‘vol-au-vent’ into English?

It is the French for ‘windblown’ although it literally means ‘flight in the wind’, due to its lightness.

9. Which beef dish gained its name from a Russian diplomat born in 1772?

Beef Stroganoff

10. Which Cadbury’s chocolate bar is shaped like a frog?








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Quiz 92 – Round 6 – Food and Drink

National dishes Quiz. We have chosen a selection of foods that are specifically known as being the National Dish of a specific country. Can you identify the country from the national dish?

1. Ackee and Saltfish


2. Wiener Schnitzel


3. Coo-coo and Flying Fish


4. Goulash


5. Pot-au-feu


6. Poutine (Dish of French fries, gravy and cheese curds)

Canada (Quebec)

7. Peking duck


8. Nasi goreng


9. Stamppot (Mashed potatoes with one or several vegetables or fruits)


10. Haggis



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