2/23/2016 – Savory Pies


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.

So, as we look back from yesterday:

Learned League precedent (LL68, MD1) – Although the dish’s name means literally “covered with bread,” shortcrust pastry is more often used to prepare what savory treat of Spain and Latin America?

Excitedly enough, I got it right! I am now 1 for 1 for LL68 food questions! Hope you did as well.

Nonetheless, since savory pies are an important part of the cuisine, here are five more dishes for you. Mind you, these are the savory pies, and not the standard pies, which I’m sure will be a topic soon enough. Enjoy!

1. Pictured here is what Swiss dish which includes potatoes, vegetable, fruits, and cheese, and shares its name with the disease that required Swiss chefs to create a pastry using food items that were accessible during the epidemic?

Question 1

2. Which meat would you find in the British meat pie seen here?

Question 2

3. Translating as “cheese-pie”, what Greek pastry is made with layers of buttered phyllo and usually either feta or Kefalotiri cheese?

Question 3

4. Often considered one of Russia’s national dishes, what dish made with yeast-raised dough, and filled with literally about anything, is similar in name to a dumpling dish often filled with either potato or cheese?

Question 4

5. The pastry seen here, with a golden yellow flaky shell and is often served with coco bread, is the namesake “patty” of what country?

Question 5

Tomorrow: More food trivia!


LL. Empanada
1. Cholera
2. Pork (it’s a pork pie)
3. Tiropita
4. Pirog (or plural pirogi)
5. Jamaica

One thought on “2/23/2016 – Savory Pies

  1. Finally catching up! Have never heard of Tiropita. Was in Moscow and they attempted to school me on the differences between pirogis, piroshkis and a variety of other meat-and-potato pies that essentially all looked and tasted more or less the same to me. Delicious.


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