4/20/2016 – World Wednesday – Greek


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.

Question 1

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.

Question 2

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.

Question 3

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?

Question 5

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.


1. Saganaki
2. Loukoumades or lokma
3. Souvlaki
4. Grape leaves
5. Water
LL. Spanakopita

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