6/16/2016 – Olives


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’ve got a couple of questions to review, so let’s go to the tape:

Learned League precedent (LL69, MD14) – The Cailletier is a cultivar of what popular culinary item? Grown in the Alpes-Maritimes region of France around Nice, it is extremely common (and perhaps essential) in dishes described as à la niçoise.

Thanks to the Salad entry a while back, I knew that was in fact the olive. I am now batting an insane 6 for 6 in F/D. Good lord.

But before we get into more olive questions, I’d like to say that the food blog is paying off financially! At a trivia night yesterday, one of the questions was to name the two foods seen in angels on horseback. BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I had talked about that food in my Appetizers entry, and we got it right. Talk about feeling like a million bucks. Well, $25.

Good luck with these olive questions!

1. What smooth, purple olive seen here is named after a city in southern Greece?

Question 1

2. The bottle seen here is designed to hold what liquid? You need to be pretty specific here.

Question 2

3. Name the Italian antipasto seen here, consisting of grilled bread, rubbed with garlic, and a variety of toppings including olives, basil, tomatoes, onion, and mozzarella.

Question 3

4. According to their website, the Veggie Lover’s pizza at Pizza Hut is topped with black olives as well as “California grown vine-ripened tomatoes” and “Roma tomatoes”. Name the other three ingredients.

5. Also called the cherry pepper, what variety of chili pepper seen here measures 3 to 4 inches long, and is often used in a variety of cheese?

Question 5

Bonus 6. Although it contains an olive branch today, up until July 2014, the logo for Olive Garden contained what non-olive fruit?

Something you’ve got to know: What figure in Greek mythology submitted a olive tree in a contest, which defeated a salt water spring?

Tomorrow: More food trivia!


1. Kalamata
2. Extra virgin olive oil (it’s Rachel Ray’s EVOO bottle thing)
3. Bruschetta
4. (Fresh) mushrooms, (Fresh red) onions, (Fresh green) bell peppers
5. Pimento
6. Grape
SYGTK. Athena (defeating Poseidon for the naming rights to Athens)

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