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.
For our thirteenth World Wednesday, we head to where civilization began: Greece. As you can imagine, we can’t cover all the food the country has to offer, but here’s a sampler platter of cuisine.
Στην υγειά σου!
1. Made with cheeses like graviera, halloumi, and feta, name the hors d’oeuvre seen here, created in a similarly-named small frying pan. If you switch two letters of its name, you get the name of a city VERY far away from Greece.
2. Considered “Greek doughnut holes”, name the pastry made with deep fried dough that’s been soaked in a syrup (probably honey and cinnamon), and sprinkled with sugar.
3. Right up there with the legacy of gyros in the street food fame, name the Greek food seen here, which is basically meats (and maybe vegetables) grilled on a skewer.
4. While it usually contains rice and pine nuts, if you are looking at a plate of dolmathakia, then you are probably seeing only which ingredient, a staple in Greek cuisine?
5. And of course, we are ending our World Wednesday with alcohol. Ouzo is essentially the national drink of Greek, and a staple to any Greek function. While ouzo can be drunk straight from a shot glass, what other drink is usually mixed with ouzo before consumption?
Learned League precedent (LL17, MD3) – Of Greek origin, this savory pie consists of top and bottom phyllo-dough crusts with a filling of sauteed spinach and onions, mixed with feta cheese, eggs and seasoning.
Tomorrow: No clue. We’ll find out tomorrow.
2. Loukoumades or lokma
4. Grape leaves