8/1/2016 – Potatoes


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.

Today’s topic is pretty universal, and I wouldn’t doubt I’ll have to do a sequel soon: the potato. Man, there are a bunch of potato topics. Enjoy!

1. Also referring to a type of apple, what name is given to the America’s most popular potato type, seen below?

Question 1

2. Name the dish seen here.

Question 2

3. Beside potatoes, name the two other main vegetables used in vichyssoise.

4. Coming from a traditional French first name, name the cutting technique shown on the fries seen here, where a potato/vegetable is cut into matchstick-like cuts.

Question 4

5. Cepelinai, made with riced potatoes, sour cream, bacon, and named after its resemblance to a Zeppelin airship, is the national dish of what Eastern European country?

Question 5

6. The sign seen here would be found in which restaurant chain?

Question 6

7. Name any year during the seven-year Irish Potato Famine.

Tomorrow: Let’s have fun with some Italian desserts.


1. Russet
2. Gnocchi
3. Leeks, onions
4. Julienne (or allumette)
5. Lithuania
6. Five Guys
7. 1845-1852

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