2/2/18 – Pennsylvania Dutch

Punxsutawney Phil Makes Annual Forecast On Groundhog Day

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.

I’m back. Sorry. January has been a pain. But, now its February, and more importantly, its Groundhog Day! To celebrate this rich Pennsylvania Dutch tradition, let’s ask more questions about the region’s cuisine (that aren’t just scrapple and shoofly). Enjoy!

1. The bologna seen here is not a native to the Middle East, but rather what namesake county in Pennsylvania? Cured, smoked, and fermented, this bologna is served sweet and as an appetizer.

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Question 1

2. A root beer kin, what word has been redacted on this can? This carbonated, non-alcoholic drink is derived from herbal extracts from the bark of its namesake tree.

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Question 2

3. What spread is seen in these jars?

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Question 3

4. Also called “Susquehanna turkey” or “Pennsylvania Dutch goose”, the dish called hog maw serves up the what part of the pig? Often stuffed with potatoes, this dish is a traditional New Year’s Day dish for PA Dutch families.

5. This is no laughing matter. Name the dessert seen here, essentially a vanilla pie that has a layer of chocolate on its bottom.

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Question 5

6. It may look like strawberry ice cream, but a different fruit was involved. What fruit, which is found in the eastern US, is used in Pennsylvania as an ice cream?

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Question 6

ANSWERS BELOW:

1. Lebanon County (it’s called Lebanon bologna)
2. Birch
3. Apple butter
4. Stomach
5. Funny cake
6. Teaberry

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