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.
It has occurred to me that I haven’t done a post about a fruit or vegetable in a while. I blame this mostly on running out of easy targets (Apples, Bananas, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cherries, Coconut, Corn, Cranberries, Eggplant, Figs, Grapes, Lemons, Lettuce, Mango, Okra, Olives, Onions, Pickles, Pineapple, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Strawberries, Tomatoes, and Watermelon). I should probably do a sequel to some of these, but today, we add Avocado to the list. Enjoy!
1. What two-word name was previously used for the avocado? Created by the texture of its rind, avocado probably entered English after a change of this other name, which was used in Spanish countries, like Central/South America.
2. Name this variety of avocado, the most produced avocado cultivar in the world. Named for a Southern California mail carrier, the 250-gram avocado shown here makes up 80% of the worldwide market of all avocados, as well as the majority of the market in Mexico.
3. Besides avocado and cucumber, what meat is the central meat in a California sushi roll?
4. Whose recipe for guacamole is seen here? This document is a part of a concert rider (like making sure there are no green M&Ms backstage) of a certain musician, which was obtained via the Freedom of Information Act in 2015 from the University of Oklahoma.
5. Name the dish seen here. It was in the news a little bit this month for dumb reasons I won’t discuss here.
1. Alligator pear
3. Crab meat (or imitation crab meat)
4. Jack White
5. Avocado toast