Sunday, October 15, 2006

Food Trivia Quiz

The talented quizzer Anatha Narayan, whose live quiz I've been fortunate to attend, has been kind enough to let me to use this quiz from his blog. Leave comments if you wish, but please email (fafferina[at]gmail[dot]com) me the answers. I will post the answers and your scores in 2 weeks time or when the answers stop coming in, whichever comes first. Enjoy!

1. In 1853, George Crum, the chef of Moon’s Lake House, a restaurant in New York, created this hugely popular snack in response to a complaint from a fastidious diner. What?
Potato Chips. The complaint was that the fried potato served was not crispy enough. So the chef sliced the potato paper-thin, salted them heavily and refried them.

Jaali chips
Microwave Plantain chips

2. Who wrote the cookbook ‘An Excellent and Most Useful Little Work, Essential to All Who Wish to Become Acquainted with Some Exquisite Recipes’ way back in 1555?
Nostradamus

3. Botanists call it Hibiscus Cannabinus. How do we know it better?
Gongura

On "googling", I learned that Gongura (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is actually a variant of Hibiscus cannanibus. So I've given points for both Gongura and Kenaf.

Some Gongura recipes

4. Which fruit gets the most mentions in the Bible?
The Fig

Fig Walnut Kulfi

5. What’s
a) Chinese for ‘Touch your heart’
Dim Sum

b) Hindi for ‘Handkerchief Bread’
Roomali Roti

c) Portuguese for ‘Wine of garlic’
Vindaloo

d) French for ‘To blow or puff up’
Souffle

Bread Bowl Souffle

e) Spanish for ‘Omelette’
Tortilla

6. In 1876, what was introduced as “Blessed relief for Mother and the other women in the household”?
Heinz Ketchup

7. Which was the first food to be Microwaved?
Popcorn

8. Marcel Boulestin did it first in 1937. Many have imitated him ever since. What am I talking about?
First TV Cook. Appeared in BBC’s Cook’s Night Out.

9. Yankee Doodle went to town
Riding on a pony
Stuck a feather in his hat
And called it ___________
Fill in the blanks. (sitter)
Macaroni

10. Created first by Fernand "Pete" Petiot, a bartender at Harry's NY Bar Paris, this drink was brought to America shortly after repeal of prohibition. The name of the drink was changed to the Red Snapper for a while, but eventually the original name was chosen. Name the drink. Bloody Mary

The scores:

Archana 10
Asha 8.8
Elizabeth 10
Maneka 10
Ranjani 8.2
Tweety 8

Congratulations to all the partcipants!

31 Comments:

Blogger Tezi said...

Hi Whats ur email id?

11:58 AM  
Blogger archana said...

Good to see you back Faffer, gimme your email ID or enhance comment moderation for this post. I don't want to spoil the fun.

3:57 PM  
Blogger Faffer said...

Hi Tezi & Archana,
I have the email id in the post - its fafferina[at]gmail[dotcom. Thanks for dropping by.

4:22 AM  
Blogger Foodie's Hope said...

I know one Faffer! 5. Hindi for 'Handkerchief bread' is 'Rumali Roti'! For the rest I will be back!!:))

4:54 AM  
Blogger Nabeela said...

faffer, I have no answers sorry...I guess I'm not that food or world savvy :(

8:11 PM  
Blogger Nandita said...

Hey Faffer, interesting quiz

Only Q.5 seems easy enough to answer - that too roomali roti and frittata...i don;t quite know the rest

BTW Im one big fan of McCall Smith's writing too...and Mms Ramotswe

4:03 AM  
Blogger Faffer said...

Asha and Nabeela, Thanks for visiting.

Nandita Thanks for dropping by. I discovered Mma Ramotswe only a couple of months ago - the stories are charming, aren't they?

3:46 PM  
Blogger Indira said...

Hi Faffer,

Subha Deepavali!

Except for roomali roti, I have no clue about other questions, sorry Faffer!

I wish you'd prepare a quiz about the food stuff that we know( familiar) and grew up with. There is so much material out there and it'd be loads of fun too.

11:58 PM  
Blogger Faffer said...

Indira, Thank you for the Deepavali greetings. Happy Deepavali to you and your family too. I will definitely set an Indian-food themed quiz. I can probably use your site as a source - it's a treasure trove of information there :)

3:52 AM  
Blogger Foodie's Hope said...

Thanks! my score of 8 out of 10 is not bad at all, M! I can't wait see all 10 right answers!

Hope you had a great Diwali too!

8:09 AM  
Blogger Anupama said...

Wow Faffer ! Thats a tough one you have posted. I might need to refer some books before I answer any of the questions correctly.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Maneka Nirmal said...

hey faffer...chanced upon your blog only today..u got very good blog out here..i luv quiz and try to send the ans today.have fun and enjoy blogging..thanx.

6:18 AM  
Blogger Faffer said...

Anupama, Looking forward to seeing your answers.

Maneka, Welcome to my blog and thanks for the nice words. Do visit again.

3:52 AM  
Blogger Foodie's Hope said...

Faffer,I am waiting for the answers! Did you forget me M?!

9:37 AM  
Blogger Maneka Nirmal said...

hey ...i have already mailed the answers twice and never heared a word from u! did i get atleast a pass mark?he.he. just kiddin..

9:33 AM  
Blogger Maneka Nirmal said...

Thanks faffer ...i am so happy about my score 10/10 ..thanks for giving us the oppertunity .can't wait to see the next one. u have a spooky and happy HALLOWEEN .

6:33 AM  
Blogger LERA said...

Hi, I just came across your blog today, you do have nice blog with a happening Food Trivia quiz:)

7:03 AM  
Blogger Faffer said...

Lera, Thank you and welcome to my blog.

3:59 AM  
Blogger Foodie's Hope said...

WOW! Archana got all of them! Cool!!:))

Fig got me:D:D

Great work, Faffer! You got more?!

7:13 AM  
Blogger Sandeepa said...

liked the quiz...but aren't you posting anything recently ?

6:52 AM  
Blogger Vaishali said...

Faffer,
Apart from Roomali Roti, I only knew the answers to the questions 7 and 9. That's it! Do you think I should stop calling myself a foodie? :(
I am looking forward to more such quizzes from you.

7:25 PM  
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Good one

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