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.
This week on World Wednesday, we take you to the other main country of North America (since we already knocked out Canada a few weeks back), and see how well you do about foods south of the border!
1. Abuelita, Ibarra, and Mayordomo are all brands in Mexico that sell what product, an ingredient in mole?
2. Pictured here is what semihard cheese, similar to Monterey Jack but with mozzarella properties, often used for quesadillas and nachos?
3. Simply Spanish for “cooking pot”, seen here is what pot/vessel/crock used in Mexican and Southwest cuisine?
4. Which dish made from fried corn tortillas containing shredded chicken or beans and topped with salsa, guacamole, and cheese takes its name from a boat seen in Mexico City, as the tortilla is shaped in the shape of a boat?
5. Ending healthier, seen here is what salad, made with the flat stems, or “pads” of prickly pear, and often eaten with egg? The dish is noted for possibly being a treatment of diabetes.
Learned League precedent (LL47, MD20) – This dish from Mexican cuisine, which literally means “filled” or “stuffed”, includes a myriad of different recipes which typically involve a roasted fresh poblano pepper, stuffed with melted cheese and perhaps other meats or fruits, covered in a egg batter or flour, and fried.
Tomorrow: Ice cream! How can you wrong with ice cream?
2. Asadero or Oaxaca cheese