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 44th stop on the World Wednesday Chasqui, and before we become LLamas once again, it’s time to learn about llamas in Peru!
1. Name the two words that have been obscured in this National Geographic Travel excerpt about Peru.
2. Probably the national dish of Peru, name the dish seen here, made of raw seafood (like shrimp below) marinated in a citrus juice like lemon or lime, and spiced with aji peppers.
3. A very popular street food, name the skewered dish seen here made with beef hearts slathered with garlic.
4. Causa is a very popular foodstuff in Peru, seen as the yellow ingredient of the dishes below, where additions like avocado, tuna, or eggs are added. What is a causa, essentially?
5. Name either a) the Peruvian doughnuts seen here, made with squash and sweet potatoes and fried, or b) the syrup that is essentially solidified molasses similar to panela. These doughnuts look fantastic.
6. While Chile also claims creation rights, is the largest maker of it, and consumes 34% of Peru’s production of it, Peru is home to a town named for what alcoholic drink, made from grapes and often served in its “sour” variety?
1. Guinea pig
4. Potatoes or tubers
5. Picarones, chancaca