12/30/2016 – Those We Lost in 2016


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.

First of all, I want to thank all of you who have made Five Course Trivia. A year ago, my Food/Drink percentage was .289, and since then, I’ve gone .575 on those questions. Food and Drink is now my 3rd worst category, and with a current average of .436, I hope to make it above 50/50.

I also want to thank the 21 different people who have authored a guest edition here at Five Course Trivia. You guys have been a great blessing, and I look forward to having more people in the coming year. Together, we will all defeat food.

Thanks everyone for a great Year 1, and have a happy New Year’s!

2016 has been a year of lots of folk dying, no question about it. Today’s post is about five folks who contributed to the world of food and passed away in 2016.

1. Pittsburgh-native Jim Delligatti (age 98) is credited as the inventor of what famous food product in 1967? The cost of this item in a given country led to an economic index developed by The Economist to measure purchasing power parity between currencies.

Question 1

2. British food writer and critic A. A. Gill (age 62) was best associated with what British newspaper, the best-selling weekly newspaper in the United Kingdom not associated with a daily paper, from 1993 until his death?

Question 2

3. Taiwanese chef Peng Chang-kuei (age 98) was a chef for Chiang Kai-shek and the creator of what dish when he operated a restaurant near the UN building in New York? He was interviewed for a 2014 documentary about this dish and its relationship with Chinese-American culture and cuisine, and this dish is named for a 19th century historical figure.

Question 3

4. Though he was born in France, Michel Richard (age 68) was a fixture of French cuisine in what American city, where he operated the Citronelle restaurant? Other restaurants in this city include Old Ebbitt Grill, Bullfeathers, and Comet Ping Pong.

Question 4

5. Give the last name of thoracic surgeon Henry (age 96), seen here standing behind Johnny Carson, who developed a process hopefully unused during your dining experience.

Question 5


1. Big Mac
2. The Sunday Times
3. General Tso’s chicken
4. Washington DC
5. Heimlich

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