4/1/2016 – “X” Foods


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, I further pursue to have a complete alphabet in my Archive page, and since “X” won’t come up any other way, we’ll have five questions about X foods on this Freestyle Friday! Enjoy!

1. With formulaC35H49O29, name the food product made from the fermentation of corn sugar. A natural carbohydrate, this product can be added to salad dressings, sour cream, or ice cream as a thickening agent.

2. Give the word that precedes the word “steak” and “soup” in the dishes pictured below. The steak is a steak topped with asparagus and Swiss cheese, and the soup is an Italian dumpling soup and chicken stock which is eaten on the namesake saint’s feast day.

Question 2 “Steak”
Question 2 “Soup”

3. Xinomavro grapes, translating as “sour black” and made its namesake wine, are grapes grown in which country?

Question 3

4. Extracted from the fibers of berries and corn husks, xylitol is used in cooking as a substitute for what?

5. Xni pec, which comes from the Mayan for “dog’s snout”, is a salsa made in the Yucatan peninsula with what chili pepper?

Next Monday: Eggplant, because that’s something I know virtually zero about.


1. Xanthan gum
2. Xavier
3. Greece
4. Sugar
5. Habanero


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