12/25/17 – Holy Week – Christianity


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.

Merry Christmas! I hope you and your kin are happy and safe this holiday season. Due to some reasons back in August, I was not able to finish my Holy Week series, where I discuss holy foods eaten by Muslims, Buddhists, Jews, and Hindus. Today, I wrap up the holy quintilogy and discuss Christian foods on Christmas. Enjoy!

1. Name the bread products seen here, often values at either 1¢ or 2¢, and name the Christian holiday where they are traditionally eaten in Commonwealth nations.

Question 1

2. What name is given in the Catholic Church for the belief that when bread and wine are taken together in the sacrament of Eucharist, the two elements actually become the body and blood of Jesus?

Question 2

3. Shrove Tuesday, celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday and is also known as Mardi Gras, is typically celebrated in Christianity by eating what food item, in a celebration of eating fat before the fasting season of Lent?


4. In Greece, baklava is supposed to have how many layers of filo dough, representing the number of years Jesus was alive? (This fact would have been great for the Higher or Lower quiz).

Question 4

5. In France, the religieuse is a pastry made with two choux pastries, filled with cream, ganached, and then decorating with buttercream frosting. This pastry is supposed to look like what kind of religious figure, as its name suggests?

Question 5

6. Stollen is a traditional Christmas bread made with dried fruit and powdered sugar. Its yearly creation is celebrated by Germans, and it commemorates when the Pope allowed the use of butter and oil during the Advent season, which was traditionally a fasting period. In 1490, the 8th (VIII) pope of what name was found not guilty of hating Christmas, by writing the “Butter Letter” which let the prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire in Saxony make the bread with all of its butter goodness?

Question 6

Merry Christmas everyone! More questions tomorrow!



1. Hot cross buns, Good Friday
2. Transubstantiation
3. Pancakes
4. 33
5. Nun
6. Innocent

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