6/22/18 – Not What It Sounds Like 2


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.

Yesterday, we had a food question on the other website, so let’s go to the tape:

LearnedLeague precedent (LL77, MD16) – A British dish consisting of savory cheese sauce poured over toast and served hot has what name, a misnomer of sorts as there is nothing evidently leporine about it?

The answer is the item shown in the cover photo for today, Welsh rabbit. I’ve asked the dish twice here on the website, once during the Melt post, and one in the Not What It Sounds Like which I wrote in the first few months of the website. And so, I go 4 for 5 this season.

Now, after two years, I bring you the sequel to food misnomers. Enjoy!

1. While in the US we might think this is a misnomer, since we think of it as a sweet, milk-based dessert, what word is not a misnomer in Europe since the word itself probably comes from the French word “boudin” meaning “small sausage”?

2. Modern versions of what foodstuff often do not contain its namesake substance, as today’s recipe for this call for currants, raisins, sugar, apples, candied citrus peel, spices, and suet?

Question 2

3. The names of the wide-jawed fish and the mollusk shown below both feature the name of what other aquatic animal in their name?

Question 3a
Question 3b

4. Famously a Brooklyn drink, the drink shown here features milk, carbonated water, and chocolate/vanilla syrup, but does not contain either of what two ingredients, as its name would suggest?

Egg Cream
Question 4

5. What’s the central meat in the New England dish Cape Cod turkey, which is often eaten with potatoes and eggs? Don’t overthink it.


Have a great weekend!


1. Pudding
2. Mincemeat
3. Duck (Bombay duck and geoduck)
4. Eggs or cream (it’s called an egg cream)
5. Saltcod (it’s right there in the name!)

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