8/30/2016 – Knives

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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.

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.

Q1Knife
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?

Q3Knife
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!”

Q4Knife
Question 4

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

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Question 5

Tomorrow: More food trivia!

ANSWERS BELOW:

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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