2/9/2016 – Pancakes


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.

Today, you get a nice stack of pancakes. Honestly, what’s better than pancakes (outside of Waffle House waffles)?

[Editor’s note: Guys, it’s Shrove Tuesday! I had totally forgotten that today is the day you actually eat pancakes. This was about a coincidental as food trivia could go]


1. Coming from the Russian for “little pancakes”, what pancake dish lacks a leavening agent, and is often served with sour cream, and sometimes caviar? Its name is similar to one of its pancake varieties, where the latter is considered a Jewish pancake dish, and often features cottage cheese and fruit.

Question 1

2. The crepe known as a “49er flapjack”, first made during the California Gold Rush, is made using which kind of bread?

3. Speaking of crepes, the Crêpe Suzette is traditionally made in France with a sauce comprising of caramelized sugar and butter, tangerine or orange juice, zest, and what liqueur? First developed in 1880, it is a blend of Cognac brandy, essence of bitter orange, and sugar.

4. Pictured here, scallion pancakes, also called spring onion pancakes, are a dish associated what country?

Question 4

5. In 2007, IHOP successfully completed the buyout of what non-breakfast restaurant chain in a deal for over $2 billion? After the buyout, the IHOP Corporation became DineEquity, where it still essentially only controls IHOP and this restaurant.

Learned League precedent (LL50, MD20) – The top selling brands of pancake syrup in the United States are Eggo, Aunt Jemima, Log Cabin, Hungry Jack, and what other brand, noted for the distinctive shape of its bottle?

Tomorrow: We head to the subcontinent for a genre of food I know basically nothing about, Indian. Wish me luck!


1. Blin or blini
2. Sourdough
3. Grand Marnier
4. China
5. Applebee’s
LL. Mrs. Butterworth’s

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