12/12/2016 – Raw


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. (By the way, I have to copy and paste this paragraph each week. I’m forgetful)

We had a Food/Drink last week, so let’s go to the tape:

Learned League precedent (LL71, MD17) – Deriving from a French term for “raw” or “uncooked”, what word is used to refer to raw vegetables or fruits, often thinly sliced or grated and accompanied by cold sauces, that are served as an hors d’oeuvre?

Don’t think I’ve ever heard of crudités. So what, it’s basically baby carrots and other vegetables? From what I’ve seen online, it’s basically a vegetable platter. Sure. Either way, it bumps me down for 3 for 6 this season.

So, let’s turn the range off and enjoy these raw foods that hopefully won’t give us food poisoning.

1. What word (which is what I put down for the above question) describes a steak dish made with raw beef? Its name comes from a sauce that was used with the steak near the turn-of-the-century, and whose first iteration involved eating steak with a raw egg.

Question 1

2. Name the famed dish for the Nordic made with raw salmon and salt, sugar, and dill. The dish is often served with hovmästarsås, or steward sauce, made with dill and mustard.

Question 2

3. What American city names the technique of cooking a steak to a very high temperature very quickly, so that the steak is charred on the outside but raw on the inside?

4. Served as an appetizer and named after a famous Venetian painter, name this Italian dish of thinly sliced beef served with olive oil and parmesan, and sometime served with raw white truffles as a pairing.

Question 4

5. People who are on a raw veganism diet are encouraged to eat fortified foods or supplements that have what specific vitamin, formally called cobalamin, which assists in the formation of red blood cells and the regulation of the brain and nervous system? As this vitamin mainly is consumed through animal protein, vegans must take effort to consume this vitamin in other capacities.

6. What do the Chinese dishes of drunken shrimp and Yin Yang fish, the Japanese dish of Ikizukuri, and the Korean dish of Sannakji have in common?


1. Tartare
2. Gravlax
3. Pittsburgh rare
4. Carpaccio
5. B12
6. All involve eating a seafood fish while alive

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