6/15/2016 – World Wednesday – Belgian

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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.

We’ll talk about olives tomorrow. Today, it’s World Wednesday, and the twentieth stop on the WW Tour Bus takes us to beautiful Belgium to learn about its cuisine. Unfortunately, only one of the questions could be about chocolate.

Smakelijk! (It’s West Flemish, btw)

1. Named after the two main parts of the dish, name this dish often considered the national dish of Belgium.

steamed mussels with white wine, and french fries
Question 1

2. Pictured here, what type of spiced shortcrust biscuit is associated with the St. Nicholas’ feast. The Belgian version is baked with a light brown sugar and baking powder.

Q2Belg
Question 2

3. Name the geographically named food seen here. It’s not the obvious answer you think it is, but it’s close.

Q3Belg
Question 3

4. The name of what Belgian chocolatier, founded in 1857, has been edited out of this photograph?

Q4Belg
Question 4

5. Sometimes called “Brussels Champagne” due to its carbonation, what type of Lambic Belgian beer is naturally fermented with a tart taste, and is best after 3-years, but can be cellared up to 20?

Learned League precedent (LL54, MD15) – A private collective of Trappist monasteries called the International Trappist Association currently certifies seven breweries in the world as producers and sellers of authentic Trappist beers. Six of these seven breweries are in what country?

Tomorrow: Olives, since we didn’t take care of it today.

ANSWERS BELOW:

1. Moules-frites
2. Speculoos
3. Brussels waffles (the name Belgian waffles is purely American)
4. Neuhaus
5. Gueuze
LL. Belgium, duh

 

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