2/20/19 – 80s Remix


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.

It’s bad luck not to post something on the first day of the new season, so here I am! I hope you’ve been well, and I hope to post more regularly. Especially since we’ve STILL got leftovers from last season. Ugh.

Good luck with LL80! I’m in it to win it, as if three years of writing food trivia hasn’t already told you, and I hope you’ll do fabulous this season too! Since today is MD1 of the 80th season, I thought some questions about food from the 80s only seemed appropriate. Enjoy!

1. No 80s food quiz would be complete about pesto (if this is a 90s question to you, you weren’t an early adapter). Pesto got popular in the US in the 80s, but it’s been around since the Middle Ages in what western Italian city, where it has connections to its also native agliata, or garlic sauce? In 2017, Columbus, OH appropriately had the Columbus Pesto Championship.

Question 1

2. Of the seven main ingredients in a seven-layer dip, which two are the same color?

3. Although founded in 1929, what company had a renaissance during the 80s, and featured the devil mascot seen here as a logo? This company’s signature product was the official drink of the 1964 World’s Fair, and its customers has been known to discuss Plato’s Symposium freely.

Question 3

4. The tricolored pasta salad seen here features what type of pasta noodles, from the Italian for “small wheels”?

Question 4

5. What dish, popular in the 80s, is similar to the dish called the “tavern sandwich”, with the exception that the tavern sandwich contains much less tomato content?

6. What 80s staple are we looking at here?

Question 6

7. What brand, introduced in 1981, had the original tagline “Good tasting entrees at less than 300 calories”?


8. A popular technique in the 80s, what adjective describes the catfish seen here?

Question 8

9. Once known as the Golden Grain Macaroni Company, what brand name much beloved in the 80s currently features cable cars on all of its packaging?

Hope to be back with more questions very soon!



1. Genoa
2. Kind of a trick question, as the seventh layer is the variable. The first six ingredients are refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, cheese, and black olives, which are brown, green, white, red, yellow, and black. The seventh layer options are often ground beef (brown), shredded lettuce (green), green onion/jalapeno (green), so as long as you matched them up, you’re good.
3. Orange Julius
4. Rotini
5. Sloppy joe
6. Spinach dip in a pumpernickel bread bowl
7. Lean Cuisine
8. Blackened
9. Rice-A-Roni

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