1/4/18 – Truffles

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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.

Welcome to 2018! We made it! Let’s start Year 3 of Five Course Trivia! Today, we start about as classy as possible, and here’s some questions about truffles. Enjoy!

1. Harvested in autumn and winter, black truffles are named after what historic region in France, found in the Dordogne department? Many of France’s foie gras producers live in this French region.

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Question 1

2. On the other hand, white truffles are found in what Italian region, home to varieties of truffles found in cities like Alba and Asti, and in the areas of Langhe and Montferrat? Turin is the capital of this region.

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Question 2

3. While the word is more commonly associated with foods like yams or rutabaga, what is the genus that contains all truffles?

4. Italian for “cutters”, what name is given to the dish seen here, with thin noodles made of semolina, flour, and salt, and served with butter and truffles?

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Question 4

5. Not appearing on a value menu any time soon, name the dish seen here, a filet mignon base panfried in butter, topped with a slice of foie gras, pieces of black truffle, and drizzled in Madeira sauce. It is probably named after the composer who wrote the “Largo al factotum” aria.

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Question 5

6. While hogs have been completely phased out of use, dogs are now used to hunt for truffles in the ground. Name the Italian dog breed seen here, that is the dog that is recognized to be truffle hunters. Seen here are cute puppies that are learning the scent of truffles at a young age.

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Question 6

ANSWERS BELOW:

1. Périgord
2. Piedmont
3. Tuber
4. Tagliolini
5. Tournedos Rossini
6. Lagotto Romagnolo

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