6/26/18 – Spice 2

Seamless texture with spices and herbs

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 week, we had a food question to cover, so we go to the tape.

LearnedLeague precedent (LL77, MD17) – What spice is most closely associated with the cuisine of Hungary and is the namesake for one national dish and dominant seasoning for another (goulash)?

Hungary is the country of paprika. Paprika came up in the Hungarian World Wednesday, and I’ve already missed one paprika LL question. LL66 gave us the question featured on my original Spice post. That one was harder, but I got it despite. I am now 5 for 6 this season.

The original Spice post was February 2016, and now we do a sequel. Mamma mia, is that a spicy meatball? Let’s find out! Enjoy.

1. Give the last name of the man seen here, first name Willoughby, who in 1889 at age 25 began to sell root beer and flavored extracts door-to-door.

Question 1

2. The Indonesian Banda Islands were until the mid-19th century the only source of nutmeg and what other spice, which is made from the crimson seed cover of nutmeg?

Question 2

3. Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world, and vanilla is the second-most expensive in the world. What is the third-most, found in Nordic cuisine, Wrigley gum, and masala chai tea?

Question 3

4. What spice, with the scientific name Pimenta dioica, takes its name from its aroma which seemed to combined cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg?

5. Herbs are made from the leaves of a plant, while spices are made from the roots, bark, or seeds of a plant. The herb cilantro is made from the leaves of the cilantro. What spice is made from the seeds of the cilantro plant?

Question 5

6. What’s the only Spice Girl whose name is an actual spice?



1. McCormick
2. Mace
3. Cardamom
4. Allspice
5. Coriander
6. Ginger Spice

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