12/23/2016 – English Christmas Dishes


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.

In the last 5CT before Christmas, we head over across the pond to take care of some traditional foods everyone in the British Isles enjoys every 25th of December. A regular Christmas special.

1. Name the dessert seen here, which contains dried fruit, spirits, and spices. This dessert is also popular in New England, where the dessert is regular sized, and not individual sized like the ones in this photo.

Question 1

2. You might not be familiar with this dish that accompanies a turkey in the UK, made with bacon wrapped chipolata sausages, but you certainly are familiar with the American dish of the same name. What’s it called?

Question 2

3. Vegetables often enjoyed at Christmas include Brussel sprouts, as well as this pair of which two vegetables, usually roasted?

Question 3

4. A traditional centerpiece of the Christmas dinner, is this hind leg of pork after its been cured by dry-salting or brining, and subsequently cooked. It’s slightly different from ham, as ham is not cooked.

Question 4

5. Sharing its name with an African capital, name the cake seen here, a Madeira cake with thick chocolate layer and marzipan fruits. The second picture is here just to prove its a British Christmas dessert.

Question 5
Merry Christmas!

NEXT MONDAY: All this Christmas food talk. Turns out Hanukkah has a bunch foods too! Until then, have a merry Christmas a first couple days of Hanukkah everyone!


1. Mince pies
2. Pigs in a blanket
3. Parsnips and carrots
4. Gammon
5. Tunis cake

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