8/30/2016 – Knives


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.

Well, I didn’t feel like talking about food today. Instead, let’s talk about things you use to eat food. So now I issue this statement: that’s not a knife. This is a knife. Good luck!

1. Meaning “half moon” in Italian, name the knife seen here, used to chop herbs and comes in single and double varieties.

Question 1

2. While steel is an alloy of iron and carbon, stainless steel is an alloy that contains at least 10% of what element?

3. Of tomatoes, oysters, grapefruit, and chestnuts, the knife seen here would be used on what specific food item, as evidenced by its name?

Question 3

4. The picture seen here is from the first infomercial, aired in 1978, for what brand of knives? The infomercials for this knife actually coined the phrase “But wait…there’s more!”

Question 4

5. This is a picture of a cleaver. Why does the standard cleaver have a hole in it?

Question 5

Tomorrow: More food trivia!


1. Mezzaluna
2. Chromium
3. Oysters (the other three foods have their own knives, look them up)
4. Ginsu
5. To hang the cleaver in a meat hook

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