8/8/17 – Peaches

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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.

This week’s report from the produce aisle brings us to peaches! It really has been too long. Enjoy!

1. By far, California is the largest producer of peaches in the US, producing 607,600 tons in 2015. What state comes in second, producing 68,900 tons in the same year?

2. Name the peach variety seen here, one of the most popular in the US, often used in canned peaches. Developed in 1875 in Macon, Georgia by Samuel Rumph, he named it after the middle name of his wife, Clara ___ Moore.

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3. Prosecco wine and peach puree are the ingredients of what cocktail, which was named after the Italian painter of “The Feast of the Gods”, who died in 1516?

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4. Name the man that created the dish seen here, and name the occupation of the namesake of the dish.

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Question 4

5. Name the dessert seen here.

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6. Ovocne Knedliky, a pastry/dumpling filled with fruits like peaches (seen here), apricots, or strawberries and often eaten for a “sweet dinner”, is a dish native to what European country?

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Question 6

ANSWERS BELOW:

 

1. South Carolina! (Suck it, Georgia! Link here)
2. Elberta
3. Bellini
4. Auguste Escoffier, Opera singer (Nellie Melba, the dish is a Peach Melba)
5. Peach cobbler
6. Czech Republic

8/3/17 – Italian Bread

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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.

In honor of a question we got right at trivia last night (as well as recent travels), today’s post is all about Italian breads. Enjoy!

1. A single unit of the Italian bread known as grissini is probably better known to you as what ten-letter word?

2. Name the Italian bread seen here, originally from Milan, is a sweet bread often featuring raisins or candied fruits, and is eaten around Christmastime?

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Question 2

3. Name the bread used in the sandwich seen here.

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Question 3

4. What wheat flour bread shown here takes its name from the Italian for “slipper”, as in 1982, Francesco Favaron, the creator of the bread, thought it had a similar shape to his wife’s slippers?

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Question 4

5. Similar in style to pizza, name the bread seen here, which employs olive oil, herbs, and salt.

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Question 5

ANSWERS BELOW:

 

1. Breadstick
2. Panettone
3. Muffuletta (same as the sandwich name)
4. Ciabatta
5. Focaccia

7/28/17 – Supervocalic Foods

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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 week ago, 5CT covered drinks that were supervocalic, or contained all five vowels. Turns out, there’s a bunch of drinks that also have this quality. Today, I’ll ask you to name some foods that have all the vowels just once, just like today’s cover photo MCDONALD’S DRIVE THRU. Only one of the answers below features the letter Y. Enjoy!

1. Snowball, Violet Queen, Cheddar, and Romanesco are varieties of which vegetable, the “gobi” in aloo gobi?

2. Give the one-word name for the larger food item in the photo seen here.

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3. In Hawaii, ‘ahi is the more indigenous name of what seafood fish?

4. Made with chili peppers and Sichuan peppercorns, name the meat dish seen here, whose name comes from a title given to Ding Baozhen, an official of the Qing Dynasty in the 19th century?

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5. Especially associated with Cajun cuisine, name the sausage shown here, made with pork, peppers, garlic, and onions, which in its original French, is made with chitterlings and tripe.

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Question 5

6. What substance would be involved in order to make a traditional fried turkey, as you might enjoy in the South? This substance is also prominent in Southeast Asian cuisine.

7. Name the controversial dish seen here.

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8. Name the awesome dish seen here.

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ANSWERS BELOW:

1. Cauliflower
2. Quesarito
3. Yellowfin tuna
4. Kung Pao chicken
5. Andouille
6. Peanut oil
7. Duck foie gras
8. Pulled pork sandwich

7/26/17 – World Wednesday – Polish

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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.

On the 41st stop of the World Wednesday Solbus, we stop in a European country we haven’t already visited: Poland. Can’t say I know a ton of dishes from this part of the world, so I’m glad we are stopping here.

Smacznego!

1. Name the dish seen here.

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Question 1

2. The most common soup served in Poland, name the dish seen here, essentially a chicken noodle soup and often served with vegetables?

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Question 2

3. Sernik, a dessert that uses twaróg or quark as its central ingredient, is a popular Polish type of what?

4. Bigos, a stew made with chopped meat, sauerkraut, and cabbage, is also named a stew for what type of person?

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Question 4

5. Shown here is what dish made with cabbage leaves stuffed with minced meat and rice, and served in a tomato sauce?

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Question 5

6. Probably appearing last in most beer encyclopedias, name the beer seen here, named after a town in southern Poland, and is now a subsidiary of Heineken.

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Question 6

ANSWERS BELOW:

 

1. Pierogis
2. Rosół
3. Cheesecake
4. Hunter’s stew
5. Gołąbki
6. Żywiec Brewery

7/25/17 – Spinach

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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 add to the produce section this Tuesday, as we’ll ask some questions about spinach! Enjoy!

1. A dish that contains spinach is given what name, a word derived from the city home to Catherine de Medici, who apparently loved the vegetable?

2. Chopped spinach, feta cheese, onions, scallions, and seasoning, all found in a phyllo dough, are the main ingredients of what Greek savory pastry?

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Question 2

3. Popular in Pakistan and India, name the leafy dish often made with spinach and mustard leaves, seen here? It’s often eaten with paneer cheese, as I guess a bowl of spinach isn’t appealing enough.

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Question 3

4. The brunch item seen here is named after what American billionaire?

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Question 4

5. A statue of what figure stands in the cities of Crystal City, Texas, and Alma, Arkansas, both which claim to be the “Spinach Capital of the World” thanks to their spinach production, as well as in Chester, Illinois, the birthplace of E.C. Segar?

6. A 100 gram serving of spinach will provide you 460% of your daily serving of which lettered vitamin?

ANSWERS BELOW:

1. Florentine
2. Spanakopita
3. Saag (or sag)
4. John D. Rockefeller (these are Oysters Rockefeller)
5. Popeye
6. Vitamin K

7/24/17 – Wine Tasting

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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.

In case you didn’t spend your weekend getting day drunk on wine, today’s post will let you experience that experience through proxy. I didn’t go wine tasting over the weekend, but I did discover something amazing regarding the history of wine tasting. Enjoy!

1. In wine tasting, there are generally five parts involved, which is colloquially called the 5 S’s, five different features that begin with the letter S. Name those S words.

2. What term in wine tasting describes the degree a wine reflects its varietal origins? This can be understood like how much a Pinot noir “tastes like a Pinot noir”.

3. Through the Court of Master Sommeliers, the main union of sommeliers in the US, within $100, how much do you need to pay so you can take the Certified Sommelier Examination? On an episode of Parks and Rec, April takes the test after Donna puts up the $200 she needs, but that is NOT the amount needed.

4. Name the common name for the 1976 event in wine tasting, named after a moment in Greek mythology, where red and white wines from Napa Valley and France were blind tasted by judges, and resulted in American wines actually beating French wines. This event was depicted in the 2008 film “Bottle Shock”.

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Question 4

5. Name the man seen here. A British expert and French wine merchant, he organized the event in Question 4. He was portrayed by Alan Rickman in the 2008 film “Bottle Shock”, and this guy’s name is one letter more than the college football personality in the second picture, seen in an Arby’s.

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Question 5, minus the letter N

6. Name the construct seen here, often used in wine tasting.

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ANSWERS BELOW:

 

1. See, Swirl, Smell/Sniff, Sip, Savor/Summarize
2. Typicity
3. $595
4. Judgment of Paris
5. Steven Spurrier
6. Aroma Wheel

7/21/17 – Supervocalic Drinks

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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.

Today’s post is inspired by the recent Supervocalics 1DS on the LL main site, and now I bring that fun to you. For those who didn’t take the quiz, a supervocalic is a word that contains each of the five vowels, only once. There are TONS of interesting examples in English, and this quiz will feature some. There’s a Facebook group dedicated to this form of wordplay, and after I asked the group for some examples, they really came through. So much, I feel very comfortable splitting this edition into one for drinks and one for foods.

Today’s quiz features the drinks. Each answer contains all five vowels, and I will say that only one of them also features the letter Y. Enjoy!

Also: If you can think of any other drinks that fit this category, feel free to leave a comment and let me know!

1. Every bottle or can of what beer features the following message below its central logo: “Nature’s choicest products provide its prized flavor. Only the finest of hops and grains are used. Selected as America’s Best in 1893.”?

2. Although centered in St. Louis, name the beer variety that was originally advertised as a low carb version of the standard beer it had sold, and whose parent company is named after the German name of a village in Czech Republic.

3. In 1932, the brothers Barney and Ally Hartman created what drink that would serve as a whiskey chaser, created near Knoxville, Tennessee, and is named for a slang term for moonshine (a local delicacy as you could imagine)?

4. Name the three words blocked out on this label.

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5. Ain’t I a stinker? The cocktail called Agent Orange, first created in 2007 in San Mateo, California, is made with 1 part vodka and 3 parts what non-alcoholic drink?

6. The blending of bitter and sweet orange peels and and pure alcohol is the process to make what brand of triple sec, named for a French confectioner, and traditionally used in a cosmopolitan?

ANSWERS BELOW:

1. Pabst Blue Ribbon
2. Michelob Ultra
3. Mountain Dew
4. Sour Mash Whiskey
5. Carrot juice
6. Cointreau