3/7/17 – Rum

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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 drink question yesterday, so let’s go to the tape:

Learned League precedent (LL72, MD10) – 1.5 oz. of white rum, 0.5 oz. of simple syrup, and 1 oz. of lime juice: This is a recipe for a cocktail named after what small village and beach that US troops stormed at the end of the nineteenth century?

Unfortunately for me, the US didn’t storm the beaches of Mojito. I knew it would be a Caribbean sounding name because we were in the Spanish-American War, and also the drink has rum in it. From my research, the city of Daiquiri is not much of a village, and you probably should know it from the drink ingredients. I’ve always thought daiquiris had fruit in them, but I now see that fruit daiquiris are just a variation on the original drink. My usual lack of drinking knowledge bumps me down to 3 for 5 for the year.

So, with a yo ho ho, let’s enjoy a bottle of rum.

1. What country is the traditional birthplace of rum? A major stop on the Triangular Trade, the Mount Gay Rum distillery, founded in 1703, is the oldest rum brand in the world. Rums centered in this country include 96 Cockspur Old Gold, Real McCoy, and Malibu.

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2. The five cocktails shown here are distinct from each other, but their names collectively make up a well known quintet. Name the drink that has been obscured by the yellow box.
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3. When businessman Facund Bacardí and his brother Jose moved into a distillery in 1862 found in Santiago de Cuba, what animal did the Bacardis find in the rafters?

4. Derived from the Tahitian for “good”, white rum, black rum, curacao, syrup, and lime juice are the ingredients of what cocktail, supposedly invented by either Donn Beach or Victor Bergeron?

5. Besides rum (or lime juice), what’s the other ingredient in a Cuba Libre?

6. Name this Welsh privateer who started a financial base in Port Royal, Jamaica, and who has no connection to rum that I can tell (certainly none corporately, but probably not involving his traditional privateering).

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7. Name the cocktail pictured here, made with one part white rum, one part golden rum, one part dark rum, one part apricot brandy, one part pineapple juice, one part lime juice, and half part Bacardi 151. It takes its name from a Donn Beach anecdote of how the fruity overtaste disguises the large alcohol content, and a customer who tried one and didn’t make it through a business meeting.

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8. A cocktail with white rum, coconut milk, and pineapple juice is called a piña colada. What cocktail do you get if you replace the rum with vodka?

ANSWERS BELOW:

1. Barbados
2. Staten Island Ferry (the other four are Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens)
3. Fruit bat (as seen on their logo)
4. Mai Tai
5. Coca-Cola (it’s also called a Rum and Coke)
6. Captain Henry Morgan
7. Zombie
8. Chi chi

3/6/17 – Pyramids

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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 last Friday, so let’s go to the tape:

Learned League precedent (LL72, MD9) – What is the word for the miniature choux pastry balls, also simply called cream puffs, that are an essential part of wedding celebrations in France, where they are assembled into a croquembouche? The name comes from the diminutive of a French term synonymous with “gain”?

Although profiteroles have been mentioned twice on the blog (once on Dough and once on Operatic Foods), I was fortunate enough to see these again after trying to do an edition on Tall Foods, as we did have Dagwood sandwich question a little while ago. I couldn’t muster up enough tall foods to make a post, but it did help me remember them, so now I’m 3 for 4.

Since those croquembouches are in a nice pyramid shape, today’s post is all about the power of the pyramid. Here are your six questions, go!

1. In the former food pyramid, which numbered slot did fruits go in?

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2. Kransekake, translating as wreath or tower cake, is a special occasion dish in Norway and Denmark, with rings made from what, along with sugar and egg whites? It’s also the main ingredient in a frangipane.

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3. Valençay, a cheese made in the Berry province of France and which features a truncated pyramid shape, is made from which animal? One story of Valençay is that enraged Napoleon took a sword and chopped off the top of the pyramid cheese after suffering a major loss in Egypt.

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4. The pyramid-shaped item seen here can be found at what chain of restaurants?

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5. According to the sons of the creator of a namesake food item in 1908, what food was given its shape after its creator saw a human pyramid he saw at the Folies Bergère by dancers?

6. Of beer, wine, coffee, or water – which one was a staple of Ancient Egyptians, to both poor and rich?

ANSWERS BELOW:

1. 5
2. Almond
3. Goat
4. Golden Corral
5. Toblerone (the founder was Theodor Tobler)
6. Beer (but it didn’t have much alcohol content, and was the thickness of milkshakes)

3/3/17 – Double Stuffed

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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.

To round out your week, presented for you is some trivia that has been double stuffed. Good luck!

1. Semolina, the coarse, purified millfeed of durum wheat, is most commonly served steamed as part of what North African dish?

2. Found in the Eastern US, name the fruit seen here, which has been called prairie banana, amongst other nicknames.

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3. Name the confection produced by the Spangler Candy Company since 1953, whose original flavors were root beer, cherry, grape, and orange.

4. Meaning “very strong” in Hawaiian, name the fish seen here, also called dorado.

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5. The Italian-based company Ferrero Rocher, whose signature product is identified with gold foil, is known for its creation of what kind of food item?

6. A lack of the B1 vitamin has historically led to what disease, from the Sinhalese language?

Have a great weekend!

ANSWERS BELOW:

1. Couscous
2. Pawpaw
3. Dum Dum
4. Mahi mahi
5. Bonbon
6. Beriberi

3/2/17 – Cocktail + Food

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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 Food and Drink question yesterday, so let’s go to the tape:

Learned League precedent (LL72, MD7) – What name do these two items share?

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I could have sworn there was a drink called a cruller. I was wrong, and I didn’t the answer of Old Fashioned. Despite having done an edition on doughnuts, I was not aware of the old-fashioned doughnut, and my usual lack of alcohol led me to miss the second half. Thus, I go 2 for 3 on food.

Presented here are 6 more pairs of food and drink. Name the word that is shared by both the item on the left and the cocktail on the right. Good luck!

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5.

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6.

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ANSWERS BELOW:

 

1. Casino (the food is clams casino)
2. Tuxedo (the food is tuxedo mousse cake)
3. Rose (the wine is a rosé)
4. Lemon Drop
5. Oatmeal Cookie
6. Cobbler

2/28/17 – Maple Syrup

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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 yesterday, so let’s go to the tape:

Learned League precedent (LL72, MD5) – As of 2015, in both Canada and the United States, Golden Color/Delicate Taste, Amber Color/Rich Taste, Dark Color/Robust Flavor, and Very Dark/Strong Flavor are classifications, all categorized within Grade A, for what food product?

The Canada/US touch was very nice, as the answer is maple syrup. I thought I had asked this question before, in a Breakfast or Pancakes addition, but had not. Here are the bottles, so that might make it easier to remember.

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I now go 2 for 2 in the F/D category. However, despite having 24 out of a total 30 questions right so far, I’m 22nd out of 26, and support a 1-4 record. Rundle A hits you fast.

Here’s five questions about the sticky sweet. Enjoy!

1. In 2014, Vermont had the largest share of maple syrup production, which should come to no surprise, with 42% of the US market. Name either state that comes in 2nd, both producing 17% of the market.

2. First introduced in 1887, grocer Patrick James Towle produced what syrup now owned by Pinnacle Foods, and was named for a structure associated with Towle’s childhood hero?

3. What is Mrs. Butterworth’s first name? Her first name is the same as the most prominent word on cookbook author Irma S. Rombauer’s most famous book.

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4. Name the word that has been redacted from this mid-Atlantic syrup, which is certainly one of the best things about living in the South.

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5. Give the five-letter name of the device seen here.

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ANSWERS BELOW:

 

1. Maine and New York
2. Log Cabin Syrup
3. Joy
4. King
5. Spile

2/27/17 – Taco Bell

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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.

After the wildly successful McDonald’s edition from last year, I think it’s time for a sequel, and I can’t think of anything better than doing Taco Bell. Enjoy!

1. Give the last name of Glen, the man who opened his taco stand in 1951 under the name Taco-Tia. He franchised the restaurant chain in 1962 to PepsiCo.

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2. What two-word name is traditionally given to Taco Bell’s value menu?

3. From 2004 to 2014, what Mountain Dew variety was exclusive to Taco Bell, before going national in 2014? The classic cup is shown here.

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4. The large float seen here in the middle of the Pacific Ocean was a promotion in 2001 where if this float was hit, everyone in America would receive a free taco. Unfortunately, no one won a taco, as WHAT didn’t hit the float?

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5. What’s the famous catchphrase of the animal, named Gidget, seen here?

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6. Name the 2017 flop seen here.

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7. Name the words that have been edited out of this photo. The first packet is the only one that contains more than one word.

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ANSWERS BELOW:

1. Bell
2. Dollar Cravings
3. Baja Blast
4. Mir crash landing (Taco Bell knew there was long odds it would be hit, and they were right)
5. Yo quiero Taco Bell
6. Naked Chicken Chalupa
7. Verde Salsa, Mild, Hot, Fire, Diablo

2/24/17 – Noodle Identification 3

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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 LL72 everyone! We had a food question, this week, so let’s talk about that.

Learned League precedent (LL72, MD2) – What word has been redacted from this box?

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I was worried about this one, because even though I learned that the shape shown is Gnocchi, I wasn’t sure if that word would fit in the box, given it’s only a seven-letter word. But as shown here, that was the word, and I go 1 for 1 for LL72.

As we once again identified some pasta type things (also, I’m not totally sure gnocchi is pasta, but whatever), here’s the Noodle Identification trequel. Ten pastas, ten translations, you name the pasta. Good luck!

1. Corkscrews

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2. Half moons

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3. Snails

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4. Winepress

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5. Little squares

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6. Wolf eyes

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7. Little tongues

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8. Little crosses

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9. Roughly cut

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10. Little cloth bundles

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This is a busy time for me, and I’m not totally sure how often I’ll be able to update. I do want to do it often, but at the least, and I’ll be posting post-food questions for LL72. Good luck with your upcoming season!

ANSWERS BELOW:

1. Cavatappi
2. Mezzelune
3. Lumache
4. Torchio
5. Quadrettini
6. Occhi di lupo
7. Linguine
8. Croxetti
9. Maltagliati
10. Fagottini