3/14/18 – Pie! 3

Pi-day

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.

Happy Pi Day everyone! Today’s post is the third annual edition where we ask questions about pie, and I hope you enjoy a slice!

1. Made with chocolate and walnuts, the pie seen here is associated with what annual event?

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Question 1

2. Seen here without its top crust, the Canadian and Midwestern pie made with blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries is given what name, which itself is not a real berry?

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3. Key limes are one of the three most produced limes commercially in the world. What are the other two varieties of limes?

4. Popular in New Orleans, the lemon pie seen here is named for what type of machine that you might see in a kitchen?

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5. Name the custard pie with cinnamon and cloves seen here, rooted in the Amish communities of Illinois and Missouri, whose name is said to be derived from the names of the two plow horses used by the Amish man who first ate it.

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ANSWERS BELOW:

1. Kentucky Derby (Derby pie)
2. Bumbleberry pie
3. Persian, Kaffir
4. Icebox (Lemon icebox pie)
5. Bob Andy pie

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3/13/18 – Cornmeal

creamy-polenta

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?

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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?

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

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

 

ANSWERS BELOW

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

3/12/18 – Turnips

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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 time to get back to our roots, literally, and ask some questions about turnips. These questions come straight to you fresh, recently fallen of the turnip truck. Enjoy!

1. A traditional Scottish haggis meal is served with two side items, mashed potatoes called “tatties” and mashed turnips called what?

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Question 1

2. Also called a Mexican turnip, what name is given to the plant seen here, popular in Mexican and southeast Asian cuisine, that is a known for its nutrients and prebiotic fiber?

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3. Taking its name from German, and popular in the Kashmir and in the US, name the variety of turnip seen here. It is similar in taste to cabbage or collards.

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4. What is the probably the most popular type of turnip, whose name comes from the Swedish words for “root” and “short, stumpy object”?

5. Sometimes spelled with two Ks, what name is given to the liquid that is left over after boiling greens like collards or turnips? Often served as a part of soup, this broth is seasoned with salt and pepper, and contains Vitamin K.

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Question 5

ANSWERS BELOW:

1. Neeps
2. Jicama
3. Kohlrabi
4. Rutabaga
5. Pot liquor or pot likkor

3/8/18 – Spirals

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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.

A variety edition, as we ask questions about foods that have a nice shape. Enjoy!

1. Often prepared by sautéing, what alliterative name is given to the spirals seen here?

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Question 1

2. Little Debbie sells the nutty treaty seen here under what name?

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Question 2

3. From the Italian for “spindle”, name the pasta variety that is shown in the cover photo.

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Question 3

4. Called pyrih z makomпирiг з маком in Ukraine and mákos bejgli in Hungary where it was invented, the roll pastry seen here with a filling made of what?

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Question 4

5. Why of course curly fries are the most well-known spiral shaped potato food, the treat seen here is named after what kind of natural phenomenon?

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Question 5

6. Who is this?

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ANSWERS BELOW:

 

1. Fiddlehead fern
2. Pecan Spinwheel
3. Fusilli
4. Poppy seed
5. Tornado fries
6. Mister Softee

3/6/18 – Minimalism

panca

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.

The last day of LL break, and today we have a small quiz about small foods. Enjoy!

1. While the term scampi is used as a style of seafood preparation, the animal called scampi is a type of miniature what?

2. Seen here are what rhyming snack treat?

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3. What non-edible innovation is said to be created by Chinese-American citizens, but first popularized in the famed San Francisco Trader Vic’s restaurant in 1932?

4. What dessert seen here, which comes in Glacé, Salé, and Sec varieties, is French for “small oven”?

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5. Taking the Internet by storm in the last week, what geographic location has been edited out of this photo? Also, every barbecue meal I’ve ever had in SC puts this plate to shame.

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Question 5

ANSWERS BELOW:

1. Lobster
2. Ritz Bits
3. Cocktail umbrella
4. Petit fours
5. Brooklyn

3/5/18 – Toast

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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 recently, so let’s go to the tape:

LearnedLeague precedent (LL76, MD6) – “Lost bread” is the literal translation of pain perdu, which is best known in English as what?

Well, there is egg on my face, and apparently not egg on my toast. Here is a snapshot from the France World Wednesday from September 2016:

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French World Wednesday

Now, to be fair, this post was not written by me. This entry was written by Sarah Toporoff, a Gaul gal herself, who is the Parisian quiz host behind the highly-recommended newsletter Paris Quiz Mistress, which can be found [HERE].

Ugh. I didn’t remember. In fact, I wasn’t actually sure it was food. I thought it might have been something like “buyer’s beware”. But, I did end up putting croutons, which is somehow a fair guess. But, I go 1 for 2 this season. I’m sorry Sarah.

As a whole, there isn’t a lot to ask about French toast. However, there’s plenty of kinds of toast. Today’s post is all about cooked bread. Enjoy!

1. What two fruits are found on a Toast Hawaii, a ham and cheese sandwich without the top bread piece? The food itself was actually created in Germany in the 1950s.

2. Name the man who created the toast dish seen here, and name the occupation of the woman the dish is name for.

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Question 2

3. Name the toast seen here, with Prussian origins whose name means “twice baked”. It’ll probably appear the very end of your local food dictionary.

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Question 3

4. The loaf of bread seen here is toast from what geographic area?

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Question 4

5. Although it probably doesn’t come from that place, the toast and cheese seen here is named for what geographic area?

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Question 5

6. And finally, French toast trivia. What word has been edited out of this photo?

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ANSWERS BELOW:

1. Pineapple, maraschino cherry
2. Auguste Escoffier, opera singer (Nellie Melba)
3. Zwieback
4. Texas toast
5. Wales (Welsh rarebit)
6. Crunch

 

2/27/18 – Apricots

Missi Roti Crisp With Apricot Chutney and Cream Cheese

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.

Honestly, it’s been a while since I did a post that focused on one fruit or vegetable. This mainly stems from the fact I’ve had a post about most of them. But, apricots are a fruit I’ve missed, so I think it’s time for it to get its time in the sunshine. Enjoy!

1. While Iran and Uzbekistan are both contenders, what country produces the most annual apricots, with nearly 800,000 tonnes in 2012?

2. The inner layer of apricot jam can be seen in what dessert shown here, named after the Austrian confectioner Franz who first created it in 1832?

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Question 2

3. Although more commonly associated with almonds, what liqueur was originally and is traditionally made with steeped apricot kernels?

4. Name the apricot variety seen here, associated with the San Francisco area and was once the most popular variety growing in the United States, but have since been minimized due to the desire to grow apricots with longer shelf life. Named after an English city, it shares its name with the South Carolina city known for its ginger ale.

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5. What South African sweet pudding contains apricot jam, and is served with ice cream?

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ANSWERS BELOW:

1. Turkey
2. Sacher torte
3. Amaretto
4. Blenheim
5. Malva pudding