4/20/17 – Mythology

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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.

As it turns out, the influence of mythology still effects us every day, which is none clearer than with new developments in the coffee front. And thus, let’s have a few questions of foods and drinks named for figures in all sorts of mythology. Enjoy!

1. What large branch of crops, whose ranks include fonio, teff, triticale, and Job’s tears, takes its name from the Roman goddess of agriculture?

2. Name the fruit seen here, also called a pitaya. Largely grown in Central America and Vietnam, this fruit is named for its shape, which is similar to the eyes of a certain creature.

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Question 2

3. Pineapples, oranges, coconut, marshmallows, cherries, strawberries, and whipped cream are all ingredients in a fruit salad named what, a word often associated with “nectar”?

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Question 3

4. Mai Tai, Zombie, Navy Grog, Blue Hawaii, and the use of the volcano bowl are in a large category of drinks often associated with what word, also the name of the first man in Maori mythology, the myth of New Zealand natives?

5. Name the drink seen here, revealed this week by Starbucks, which the Internet is imploding about. Coming in flavors including “pink powder” and “sour blue drizzle”, this drink was reviewed by the Washington Post in a post titled “Starbucks’ ___ ___ tastes like sour birthday cake and shame”.

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Question 5

ANSWERS BELOW:

1. Cereal
2. Dragon fruit
3. Ambrosia
4. Tiki
5. Unicorn Frappuccino

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