5/25/2016 – World Wednesday – Spanish


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.

On this seventeenth stop of the World Wednesday road trip, we head to the Iberian Peninsula to hear about all the foods your annoying friend talked about when they went to Barcelona last spring.


1. Often served as a tapa, name the dish seen here made from chunks of white potatoes, and served with a tomato sauce or aioli.

Question 1

2. Spain is big on the pig. What popular pork sausage seen here can come either smoked or unsmoked, and is flavored with smoked paprika, or pimentón?


Question 2

3. A traditional tortilla española contains only eggs and what other ingredient?

4. Essentially almond nougat, name this confection enjoyed by the Spanish during Christmastime, but is available all year because of course it is?

Question 4

5. After enjoying some paella in Valencia, you can cozy up to this combo, a drink made from tigernuts, water, and sugar poured over ice, and elongated pastries topped with sugar. Name either. The drink also shares its name with a rice drink in Latin America, and the pastry might have the funniest name of all time.

Question 5

6. While champagne is the term for sparkling wines produced in the Champagne region in France, what name is given to sparkling wines produced in Spain, especially of those produced in the region of Catalonia?


[picture of sparkling wine]

7. Besides fruit and a sweetener, what two alcohols are found in a sangria, one as the main base, and the other in a small amount?

Learned League precedent (LL63, MD22) – What (in English) is the central ingredient of the classic Spanish specialty known natively as chipirones en su tinta?

Tomorrow: More food trivia!


1. Patatas bravas
2. Chorizo
3. Potato
4. Turrón
5. Horchata/orxata, fartons (!)
6. Cava
7. Red wine, brandy
LL. Squid

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