3/13/18 – Cornmeal


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.

We had a F/D question yesterday, so let’s go to the tape:

LearnedLeague precedent (LL76, MD12) – A gastronomic society for the promotion of a particular dish, a cornmeal preparation that is a basic dish of northern Italy, has a motto that exclaims, “Per Patria Prima Per [this] Poi!” (“First for homeland, then for [this]!”) What is this dish?

I got it right. I remembered polenta was a cornmeal dish, and the first letter P did help. However, I did not remember it was Italian, even though I wrote this question:
Screen Shot 2018-03-13 at 11.48.28 AMAlso, I got the drupe question right thanks to my Cherries post. With polenta, I’m 2 for 3 on food questions.

It’s been a long while since we did a Cornmeal edition, but today we do the sequel. Enjoy!

1. Similar to souffle, the dish seen here, which is popular in Kentucky, has what appropriate name?

Question 1

2. Although there are several histories about the origin of the food, what food item that contains cornmeal might have originated at a fountain shop in Portland, Oregon in 1941, sold under the name “Pronto Pups”?


3. What dish is this?

Question 3

4. Made with molasses and cornmeal, what bread seen here is associated with New England, specifically Rockport and Gloucester, Massachusetts?

Question 4

5. Sorullos, a fried cornmeal appetizer served with ketchup and mayo, is a popular dish on what island?



1. Spoonbread
2. Corn dogs
3. Shrimp and grits
4. Anadama bread
5. Puerto Rico

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