2/22/2016 – Appetizers


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.

Since today is the start of a brand new week and a brand new season, I thought we’d start off with some appetizers? Sound good? I’ll bring them right out!

1. What name is given to the traditional first course of an Italian meal, which often includes (but is not limited to) cured meats, olives, mushrooms, cheeses, and artichoke hearts?

Question 1

2. Coming from the French for “couch”, what elaborately garnished appetizer, often served with cocktails, consists of toasted bread or crackers topped with usually either butter or cream cheese and either vegetables, scallions, or herbs?

Question 2

3. Name the essential missing ingredient out of the list provided: Refried beans, guacamole, picante salsa, grated cheese, black olives, shredded or sliced greens like lettuce or green onion.

4. What nine-letter word is found the names of both appetizers pictured below? The one on top features oysters wrapped with bacon, while the one on the bottom uses prunes or dates instead of oysters, where the fruit has been steeped in Cognac.

Question 4 Top
Question 4 Bottom

5. Name the cheese pictured here.

Question 5

Learned League precedent (LL46, MD22) – What is the collective term in Greek and Turkish cuisine for a selection of various small dishes served as an appetizer course or light meal, usually with alcohol (e.g. ouzo or tsipouro)

Tomorrow: Actually, I’m going to withhold that. For the next five weeks, I really want to do postgame recaps of any food questions, so the subject material will be not released. If there was a food question the day before, then the theme of the next post will be foods relating to that, but if not, it’ll be something of my own likening. Also, I do not want to have my questions possibly be a hint for that day’s questions, so I can make sure my material will not cover the same ground on the same day. Thanks for understanding.

Tomorrow: More food trivia!


1. Antipasto
2. Canapé
3. Sour cream (together they make a seven-layer dip)
4. Horseback (Angels on horseback, Devils on horseback)
5. Mozzarella
LL. Meze

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