9/13/17 – World Wednesday – Moroccan


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’s the 43rd stop on the World Wednesday Laraki, and now we return to the second-largest continent by asking questions about Morocco.

Before we start, time for a reveal! On August 18th, Mike Nothnagel provided this puzzle for us:

Start with the phrase TELEVISION AD. Change one letter to a G and you can rearrange the result to spell a six-letter word for a type of cooking pot (or a dish cooked in such a pot) and a six-letter word for things that might be included in a dish cooked in such a pot. What are the words?

If you change the final D to a G, you can get the two words TAGINE (a type of pot used in Morocco) and OLIVES. Congrats to everyone who correctly solved it, and another huge thanks to Mike for coming up with it! I will announce winners of the contest associated with this puzzle on Friday this week.

Now it’s time to ask more about Morocco. بالصحة!

1. The lamb sausage merguez is often accompanied with what spicy pepper pasta sauce seen here? The sauce is probably even more associated with Tunisia.

Question 1

2. Poached eggs in a tomato sauce also containing chili peppers, onions, and cumin is the main features of what dish, whose name means “mixture” in Arabic?

Question 2

3. Tangines or tajines often contain a salted variety of what fruit in many stews that are served in the country? Its also the main fruit used in the dish called Sussex pond pudding.

4. The 1973 book “Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco” was the first major cookbook published in the US about the country, and was written by what American cook? Also an expert in Mediterranean cuisine, her latest book was 2012’s “The Food of Morocco”.


Question 4

5. Harsha is a fried, buttery flatbread in Morocco that is made from what pasta wheat that consists of durum? Arguably the country’s most popular foodfood is made from this cereal.

Question 5

6. Issam Chabaa is the house pianist who plays early 20th century standards at a restaurant in Casablanca which opened in 2004, which bears the name of what famous fictional character?

Morocco-Searching for Ricks
Question 6


1. Harissa
2. Shakshouka
3. Lemon
4. Paula Wolfert
5. Semolina (which makes couscous)
6. Rick Blaine (the restaurant is Rick’s Cafe Casablanca)

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