1/6/2016 – World Wednesday – Irish

Colcannon

Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

Each Wednesday, Five Course Trivia will cover national dishes to expand your culinary horizons somewhere around the world. This World Wednesday we cover the Emerald Isle with this wonderful Irish blessing.

Sláinte!

1. Along with potatoes, onions, and parsley, what meat is used in a traditional Irish stew?

2. With varieties like the “Baltic”, “milk”, and “imperial”, what kind of dark beer is brewed with roasted malt or barley? The world’s best selling one of these types of beers is the Guinness Draught.

3. What ingredient is found in black pudding that is not found in white pudding? Both are shown in the photo below.

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Q3 – White and black pudding

4. Also called “Irish moonshine”, what traditional Irish distilled beverage with an HIGH alcohol by volume (40%-90%). Its name comes from the Irish for “pot”, as it was originally distilled in a small pot still.

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Question 4 – Irish moonshiners making the answer

5. Otherwise known as “poundy”, what Irish dish consists of grated, raw potato with flour, baking soda, and buttermilk, and made in the shape of a pancake?

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Question 5

Learned League precedent (LL66, MD12) – Mashed potatoes with cabbage or kale, cream, butter, salt, pepper, and perhaps onions, a traditional Irish dish that has historically been associated with oíche shamhna (Halloween), is known by what name, from the Gaelic for “white-headed cabbage”?

Tomorrow: We head to the World’s Fair and its somehow important position in food.

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ANSWERS BELOW:

ANSWER:
1. Lamb or mutton
2. Stout
3. Pig’s blood
4. Poitin or poteen
5. Boxty
LL. Colcannon

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