9/19/17 – Meatballs


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.

There was a F/D question a couple of days ago, so let’s go to the tape:

LearnedLeague precedent (LL74, MD13)- AlbóndigaskeftédesköttbullarKlopsepolpette, and köfteare all dishes that are generally referred to in English as what?

Turns out, this is basically the Spanish, Greek, Swedish, German, Italian, and Turkish translations of meatballs. Sadly, I was not aware of this. Never learned this word in my Spanish classes, and I foolishly didn’t remember this word from my Italy trip. I’m now 2 for 4 this season.

Let’s enjoy some more non-vegetarian spheres with some questions about meatballs, spicy or not. Enjoy!

1. Associated with Haiti (probably because its name is French for meatball), name the spicy meatballs seen here often served with rice and vegetables.

Question 1

2. Name the alliterative Subway sandwich seen here.

Question 2

3. It’s seven bridges too far. The German klopse seen here, made with veal, a white sauce with capers is named after what Prussian/Russian city?

Question 3

4. In the UK (especially in mid-England, and in Wales), what name is given to meatballs made of offal from pork? The name Savoury Ducks is sometimes used for this dish, as the name has an unrelated connection to the name of a slur.

Question 4

5. Does a can of the Original variety for SpaghettiOs contain meatballs?


6. The creation of spaghetti and meatballs is credited to being invented in the beginning of the 20th century in what city?


1. Boulette
2. Meatball Marinara
3. Königsberg (or Kaliningrad)
4. Faggots
5. No, but you can buy a can that does feature meatballs.
6. New York City

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