9/1/2016 – Casseroles


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.

Yesterday brought us our second F/D question of the season, so let’s go to the tape:

Learned League precedent (LL70, MD5) – A particular conical glazed earthenware vessel provides the name for a renowned, slow-cooked composite meat and white-bean-based dish native to the French Languedoc. What is that dish?

So, our answer is the cassoulet. Never heard of it. The vessel in question is called a cassole, and I’m curious how many of you knew the name of that pot which led you to the answer. I assume if you got it, you knew the food. The guess I put down is too embarrassing to list here. Just know that it was a French dish FAR away from a cassoulet.

Since cassoulets can either be a stew or a casserole, here’s a few questions on various casseroles. Enjoy!

1. Translating as “bake oven”, name the dish seen here associated with the region of Alsace, made of pork, lamb, and beef layered with potatoes and onions.

Question 1

2. A Chicken Divan, named after a onetime NYC restaurant, is made with broccoli, almonds, and what sauce, a Béchamel sauce with Gruyère cheese added?

Question 2

3. A green bean casserole, first created by Campbell’s in 1955, consists of green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and is topped with fried what?

4. Often served on Shabbat, name the casserole seen here, made traditionally from noodles and potatoes, though cheese and egg are added in modern times.

Question 4

5. Popular in the Midwest, name the casserole seen here, whose name is the first and last name of the brother-in-law of a turn-of-the-century Italian restaurant in Ohio. The casserole is made with ground beef and tomatoes.

Question 5

Bonus 6. Since we need to have a question about ceramic pots, the ceramic pot seen here should contain what kind of food product? The name of the pot is simply ___pot.

Question 6

Learned League precedent (LL57, MD3) – What is the Italian casserole-like dish, consisting usually of baked pasta, potatoes or rice, with eggs or cheese, and other various filling ingredients (meat, fish, vegetables), which takes its name from the French word for a specific symphonic instrument?

Tomorrow: More food trivia!


1. Baeckeoffe
2. Mornay sauce
3. Onions
4. Kugel
5. Johnny Marzetti
6. Beans (it’s a beanpot)
LL. Timballo

2 thoughts on “9/1/2016 – Casseroles

  1. Not to be pedantic (though who am I kidding) but per Wikipedia, the word ‘baeckeoffe’ is Alsatian, which is a German dialect… Not French. Fun fact, the dogs Americans know as German Shepards are called Alsatians in British English.


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