7/21/2016 – Pairs of New England (w/ David Long)


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.

This week is Guest Week here at FCT, and I’m inviting friends and supporters of the site to craft some of their own questions! Today, we have questions from David Long, a loan officer living in Beverly, MA. I was glad to get him for the Guest Week, as he is one of three authors to write a Food MiniLeague, specifically his The US Food SystemEverything after this point was written by him. Enjoy!

New England Foods – for each question, name the state and the food.  Yes, 6 states, 6 questions.

1. According the the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistic Service, New York finished a distant second in the production of a particular food item in 2016, the grading system for which previously included Fancy, Grade A, and Grade B.  Which New England state was by far the largest producer of this consumable?

2. A compelling graph from the Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission indicates that the gulf of this state produces the greatest amount of what delicacy (known as  Homarus americanus for all you cladists out there)?

Question 2

3. This state has what official state mollusk, much to the delight of Scrabble enthusiasts?  It is the main ingredient in “Stuffies”, one of which is pictured below.

Question 3

4. This state’s official prepared dish is what, named after Matt Damon’s official film debut from 1988?  Or maybe it was the film that was named for the dish…

5. In 2006, this state named what cucurbit, most commonly associated with autumn, it’s official state fruit?

6. Almost 100 years ago in this state, 21 people died when a large storage tank of what food item burst and flooded the streets in the state capitol?

Thanks again to David for crafting today’s questions! Stay tuned for our last Guest Week author, with questions by Andy Kravis!


1. Vermont, Maple syrup
2. Maine, Lobster
3. Rhode Island, Quahogs
4. Connecticut, Mystic Pizza
5. New Hampshire, Pumpkin
6. Massachusetts, Molasses

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