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.
Last Friday, we had our first food/drink question of the season, so let’s go to the tape:
LearnedLeague precedent (LL76, MD4) – (1) The Duke of Richelieu’s capture of Port Mahon on the island of Minorca in June 1756; (2) The town of Bayonne, located at the confluence of the Nive and Adour rivers in southwest France; (3) the French verb manier (“to stir”); (4) an Old French term for “egg yolk.” These are four possible etymologies for what word?
Mahon/Bayonne/Manier + “egg yolk” = Mayonnaise, which is our correct answer. I got it. And, I also swore this would have ended up being a Language question. I understand diff’rent strokes for diff’rent folks, but I’m stunned this was a 44% get. But, even though it cost me wins in both of my matches, we forge on. I’m 1 for 1 on F/D this season.
We had a post about mayo back in 2016, and now we have a second helping of it. Enjoy! And if you’re not a mayo fan, tolerate!
1. Of the Quarter Pound with Cheese, the Whopper, and Dave’s Single, which one doesn’t have mayo on it?
2. Fritessaus is a leaner and sweeter version of mayonnaise that is used on top of French fries in what non-France country?
3. Named after the German/American doll seen on the bottle, name this brand of squeezable Japanese mayonnaise seen here. It’s been described as having a rice wine vinegar flavor, with a healthy pinch of MSG.
4. While mayo serves as the dressing, what two fruits are often found in a Waldorf salad?
5. Macaroni salad of course contains mayo, and macaroni salad is a staple of the meal known as plate lunch, which features white rice and a meat of your choice, usually served in styrofoam. Where would you mostly like eat a plate lunch?
1. Quarter Pound with Cheese
4. Apples and grapes