8/25/2016 – Caviar

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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.

It’s morning in America and around the world, and LL70 has begun! We’re starting this season on FCT in the classiest way possible, so here’s five questions on caviar. Enjoy!

1. While roe is the general term for fish eggs, what fish’s eggs are used to make caviar? The eggs of other fish like lumpfish or whitefish are often a substitute for caviar, but only the fish seen here makes caviar.

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Question 1

2. There are four main types of caviar: Ossetra, Sterlet, Sevruga, and what fourth one? The most expensive of the caviar types, it shares its name with a type of whale. Oh, and the fish above is also this type of [Answer to Question 1].

3. Often topped with sour cream and caviar, name the think pancake made from buckwheat flour, often seen in staple in Russian cuisine.

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Question 3

4. Caviar is black, because it comes from the Question 1 fish. If you find orange fish eggs, like the ones in the picture below, then it came from which type of fish?

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Question 4

5. Caviar spoons are typically made from nacre, a material found in mollusk shells. Nacre is better known by what three word name?

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Question 5

Tomorrow: More food trivia!

ANSWERS BELOW:

1. Sturgeon
2. Beluga
3. Blini
4. Salmon
5. Mother of pearl

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