2/5/2016 – Alcoholic Logos

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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.

Each Friday, we’ll cover something in food that is good to know for trivia purposes or for general food purposes. This week, we cover one of my weaker categories, alcohol logos.

Simple enough quiz: I give you a logo (or a part of one), you give the brand name. It should be noted that this quiz covers a range of different types of alcohol.

Also, the number of the logo should be found in its caption.

Good luck!

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Question 4
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Question 10

Learned League precedent (LL54, MD8) – Saint Eustachius and Saint Hubertus, the patron saints of hunters, are referenced in what liqueur brand’s logo, which consists of a glowing Christian cross between the antlers of a caribou?

Next Monday: How do you like them apples? Because you need to in order to do well at the questions.

ANSWERS BELOW:

1. Remy Martin
2. Smirnoff
3. Stella Artois
4. Johnnie Walker
5. Beefeater
6. Havana Club
7. Lowenbrau
8. Shock Top
9. Tsingtao
10. Ballantine’s
LL. Jagermeister

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2/3/2016 – World Wednesday – Britain

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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 marks the fifth World Wednesday, and today, we’ll be covering British foods, but not specifically. While of course there are hundreds of dishes native to the Isles (some of which we have covered in previous issues, from spotted dick and Battenberg cake), we’ll be covering British food names.

As you probably know, their “lift” is our “elevator”, their “petrol” is our “gasoline”, and “skeleton in the cupboard” is our “skeleton in the closet”. And thus, some of our food is also different.

Today’s exercise is straight-forward enough: I give you the UK word for a food term, you give me the American name. From what I can tell, these are the general terms, so you might get a word that is a subgroup of another, but these seem to be the words that stand for the overall group.

Also, in a trivia aspect, you can’t know UK/US vocabulary enough.

Cheers!

1. Aubergine
2. Banger
3. Candy floss
4. Coriander
5. Courgette
6. Grilling (cooking process)
7. Hundreds and thousands
8. Ice lolly
9. Jam
10. Jelly
11. Profiterole
12. Rocket
13. Sultana
14. Swede
15. Treacle

TOMORROW: We become streets ahead and talk about street foods! If you don’t play along, you’ll be streets behind.

ANSWERS BELOW:

1. Eggplant
2. Sausage
3. Cotton candy
4. Cilantro
5. Zucchini
6. Broiling
7. Nonpareils / sprinkles
8. Popsicle
9. Jelly
10. Jello / gelatin
11. Cream puff
12. Arugula
13. Raisin
14. Rutabaga
15. Molasses

1/15/2016 – “Q” 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.

Each Friday, we’ll cover something in food that is good to know for trivia purposes or for general food purposes. This week, we cover foods that begin with the letter Q. Nostalgists of the 90s will remember that this exact subject was a critical Jeopardy! category in the film “White Men Can’t Jump”.

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And of course, quizmasters like to rehash old pseudo-subjects like this, so let’s delve into this dishes!

1. Quattro formaggi, coming from the Italian for “four cheeses”, is a popular style of pizza which naturally is a blend of four cheeses. Name any two of these four cheeses.

2. The dish pictured here is what poached dumpling, consisting of a mixture of creamed fish or meat, formed into an egg shape? Its name is a general name for the shape it takes, and can be applied for the ice cream dish made in the same shape.

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3. Name either of the two countries that produce 92% of the world’s supply of the supposed “supergrain” quinoa.

4. The food seen here is partially named after what French region?

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5. What “Q” term is the shape of the food shown below?

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Next Monday – We start the new week with a good starter dish, soup.

ANSWERS BELOW

1. Mozzarella, stracchino, fontina, gorgonzola (or ricotta subbing in for one of the last three)
2. Quenelle
3. Peru and Bolivia
4. Lorraine (as in a Quiche lorraine)
5. Quill

1/5/2016 – “Containing” Dishes

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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 topic are “containing” words. In many names of dishes, a word signifies that the dish contains a certain food item. Given that word and an example of a dish, name the food item that would be found in that dish. Sorry for lack of pictures. This is one of those types of questions where pictures of the food might give away the answer.

1. Benne (found in foods like benne brittle)

2. Nantua (especially found in sauces like the one in the dish fish mousseline with sauce nantua)

3. Ubriaco (like the Italian Veneto region’s Ubriaco cheese)

4. Lyonnaise (as in potatoes lyonnaise, as opposed to the Lyonnaise cuisine found in France)

5. Amandine (found in dishes like catfish amandine)

Learned League precedent (L66, MD6) – What is the essential ingredient in any dish described as florentine?

Tomorrow: We head to the Emerald Isle for our first World Wednesday!

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ANSWERS BELOW:

ANSWERS:
1. Sesame seeds
2. Crayfish
3. Alcohol (anything like wine or whisky should be accepted)
4. Onions
5. Almonds
LL. Spinach