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Which fruit resembles 60% of human DNA?
Which country did the french fries originate from?
Which food never rots and doesn’t require preservatives to keep fresh?
Which food contains the most calories per gram?
Which was the first fast-food restaurant to open an outlet in China?
Among the numerous pizza toppings, which is the most commonly used?
Which was the first country to set the minimum drinking age to 21?
Where was Chicken Tikka masala invented?
New Delhi, India
Answer: Glasgow, Scotland
Which traditional Goan sweet can have up to 16 layers?
What is the staple food of almost one-third of the world's population?
How many pairs of chopsticks does China consume in a year?
Answer: 45 billion
If you were eating a mole poblano, which county are you in?
If you went to a Japanese restaurant and ordered Unagi, what would you get?
Which two cuisines is Nikkei food a combination of?
Persian and Vietnamese
Mexican and Indian
Japanese and Peruvian
Burmese and Chinese
Answer: Japanese and Peruvian
Which shellfish comes in varieties such as Olympia, European flat, and Kumamoto?
What is the national dish of Thailand that contains rice noodles, tofu, dried shrimp, sprouts, and eggs?
Answer: Pad Thai
In which country would you find shish kebab as an everyday food?
Which country is the mung bean native to?
1. Both Appenzeller and Emmental kinds of cheese originate from the same country. Which one is it?
2. The Italian term ‘al dente’ is used to describe cooked pasta. How is the pasta supposed to be when al dente?
3. If a wine is termed ‘corked’. What does that mean?
A) Improved by its corking
B) Tainted by a decaying cork
C) Less than two years old
D) More than two years old
4. What is the Jewish bread ‘Bagel’ shaped like?
5. What is the name of a rather ‘peppery’ red grape used in the production of Côtes du Rhône wine?
6. In New World wine, this same grape is known as...
7. What is the name of the savory Italian, a pastry-like snack which can play host to a wide variety of fillings?
8. Jarlsberg is a nutty, sweet cheese originating from which country?
9. Pétillant is a French term for a wine that is slightly…
A) Too sweet
B) Too alcoholic
10. What are dishes that are ‘au gratin’ usually served with?
11. Gorgonzola is a moist, blue-veined cheese best known for its...
A) Bland taste
B) Strong, pungent aroma
C) Use in pizza
D) Resistance to heat
12. Which country does Gorgonzola traditionally hail from?
13. Wine from Australia, New Zealand, the Americas and South Africa is known as what?
A) Cold World
B) Fast World
C) New World
D) Slow World
14. Herbs de Provence comprise a mixture of herbs traditionally used in which cuisine?
15. Fusilli pasta captures sauces by being made like little...
C) Heart shapes
D) Star shapes
16. Panettone is sweet Italian bread shaped like a rounded pyramid and traditionally served when?
A) The first day of Spring
C) The first day of Summer
17. What added spice or herb is used to give both flavor and heat to curries?
18. Goulash is a particularly rich and tasty kind of....
D) Fried fish
19. Which country is goulash normally associated with?
20. The term ‘goulash’ comes from a phrase meaning...
A) Dancer’s teeth
B) Herdsman’s meat
C) Singer’s fish
D) Walker’s song
21. In French wine classification, ‘cru’ signifies...
A) Sugar content
B) Alcohol level
C) Growth or crop
22. Cru bourgeois means that the wines are...
A) Not classified
B) The sweetest
C) The lowest standard
D) The driest
23. Premier cru signifies that the wines are...
A) The fruitiest taste
B) The highest standard
C) The lowest alcohol
24. Antipasto is an Italian term referring to what?
B) Main meat dishes
C) Main fish dishes
25. Ghee, clarified butter made from cow or buffalo’s milk, is extensively used where?
26. A croissant is a popular and tasty French...
D) Ice cream
27. Creole is a spicy, distinctive cuisine of which region?
A) The West Indies
B) Western Russia
C) Central Africa
D) Southern Asia
28. Gravad lax, a Scandinavian dish, comprises thinly sliced and marinated...
B) Raw salmon
C) Hard-boiled eggs
D) Raw beef
29. Bratwurst is a popular and traditional German...
30. What is the name of a very strong Mexican spirit made from the pulp of a plant?
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31. The four principal northern wine-making regions of France are Alsace, Loire, Chablis and what else?
D) Côtes du Rhône
32. Quill-shaped pasta, often served with a spicy sauce, is known as...
33. A Japanese savory dish comprising seaweed filled with rice and raw fish is called…
34. The French term ‘en croûte’ means a dish cooked...
A) Over a naked flame
B) In a clay oven
C) In a pastry case
D) Over charcoal
35. A purée of vegetables/fruit, thin enough to pour, is known as a...
36. A famous cocktail made with four parts tequila to two parts lemon or lime juice is called a...
37. A white stew made of lamb, chicken or veal in a cream sauce is known as a...
38. A consommé is a clear, thin soup made from….
A) Fruit juice
B) Coconut milk
C) Egg whites
D) Clarified stock
39. What is the name of a type of unleavened Indian bread that is made from coarse, wholemeal flour?
40. Worldwide, spaghetti is now generally reputed to be...
A) The most popular pasta
B) The tastiest pasta
C) The least popular pasta
D) The hardest pasta to cook
41. What does the En papillote's method of cooking and serving food entail?
A) In thick pastry
B) In oiled or buttered paper/foil
C) Wrapped in leaves
D) Covered in salt
42. Hors d’oeuvre, comprising of raw vegetables cut into sticks and eaten with dips, is called...
43. What is the name of a hard, gold-colored, popular type of English cheese?
44. What is the name of a very adaptable grape variety used in wines from France, Italy, Eastern Europe and the New World?
45. Sencha, Hojicha, Gyokuro and Matcha are popular types of Japanese...
D) Fish snack
46. A Chinese frying pan with a rounded bottom and domed lid is called a...
47. Risotto is a dish where meat or fish, vegetables, butter and stock are combined with what other main ingredient?
48. Guacamole is a Mexican dish comprising crushed tomato, seasoning and mashed...
49. In India, various types of cooked, split lentils, beans and other pulses are collectively known as...
50. Sauerkraut, a German dish, mainly comprises shredded...
1. B) Switzerland
2. D) Firm
3. B) Tainted by a decaying cork
4. A) Ring
5. C) Syrah
6. A) Shiraz
7. D) Calzone
8. B) Norway
9. C) Sparkling
10. A) Cheese
11. B) Strong, pungent aroma
12. B) Italy
13. C) New World
14. B) Mediterranean
15. A) Twists
16. D) Christmas
17. D) Chilli
18. A) Stew
19. D) Hungary
20.B) Herdsman's meat
21. C) Growth or crop
22. C) The lowest standard
23. B) The highest standard
24. D) Appetizers
25. C) India
26. C) Pastry
27. A) The West Indies
28. B) Raw salmon
29. C) Sausage
30. A) Tequila
31. B) Champagne
32. D) Penne
33. A) Sushi
34. C) In a pastry case
35. B) Coulis
36. C) Margarita
37. B) Blanquette
38. D) Clarified stock
39. D) Chapati
40. A) The most popular pasta
41. B) In oiled or buttered paper/foil
42. B) Crudités
43. C) Cheddar
44. B) Merlot
45. A) Tea
46. B) Wok
47. A) Rice
48. A) Avocado
49. B) Dal
50. C) Cabbage
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2. Kiwi Fruit
3. A type of bread
6. Orange Juice
7. The Dutch
9. Sunny side up
11. Sugar cane
23. John Pemberton
25. ‘Fit’ or ‘proper’. ‘Kosher’ foods conform to strict Jewish dietary laws as laid down in the Old Testament.
26. 72 pints or 9 imperial gallons, which is equivalent to 10.8 US gallons.
27. A bodega.
28. En croute.
29. Horseradish sauce.
32. Spiced Ham.
33. Starbucks. He was the first-mate of the whale-ship Pequod, the ship in Moby Dick.
34. Top Shelf.
35. The Haggis.
36. Minus 18 degrees centigrade.
37. Soya beans.
41. It turns a milky-white colour.
42. Seville oranges
44. Fried or toasted bread
48. A pancake of fried grated potatoes
51. It is donkey Meat
54. Linz, Austria
55. Fortnum and Mason
59. Vinegar and Bicarbonate of Soda
60. A Scandinavian cold buffet-style meal
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7. Chicken Kiev
9. Corn Dog
10. Nougat / Turron
12. Lemon Curd
19. Carolina Reaper
24. George Bush Sr
27. They are stuffed with salt then stored in brine or water
28. Pepper Pepper
30. Martini (shaken not stirred)
31. Julia Child
32. Joanne Harris
34. Escargots or snails
36. A rat and aspiring chef
39. Barry Levinson
40. The place- Mystic, Connecticut
41. Augustus Gloop
42. The Silence of the Lambs
43. Toot Sweet
44. Fried green tomatoes
47. The root
6. Vanilla Seeds
7. A tree (it is part of the inner bark)
8. It is a berry – the unripe berry of Pimenta Dioica
9. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
11. It is foul-smelling, like rotting meat
13. They make sour food taste sweet
14. White (with black speckles of seeds)
15. Kiwi fruit
18. Lime (or lemon) juice
20. A prune
21. Prickly pear
23. Grapefruit (or pomelo), orange and tangerine
26. Red or orange
28. Pufferfish or Fugu
30. Blue Marlin
32. Atlantic, Pacific, Indian
33. Potted – boiled then stored in seasoned butter
35. Upstream, back to the place of their birth
36. Egypt (it’s a type of fish)
38. Raw and from the shell
39. Omega 3
40. A Turkey
43. Huckleberry (Finn)
44. A cake
47. Green (Green Eggs and Ham)
48. Swiss Cheese
49. The Gruffalo
50. Turkish Delight
51. The Tea Shop Mysteries
52. Sophia Loren
54. Choux pastry
55. They contain no meat. They’re made from cheese, leeks and breadcrumbs.
56. A Waldorf Salad.
57. Northern Ireland. It is a small, caramel-colored malt loaf with a very soft consistency.
60. Water – zero calories.
1. True. It was sold as a cure for nausea and diarrhoea.
3. Greggs. It has Quorn filling instead of meat
4. Haggis. It is made of sheep lungs, heart, and liver mixed with oatmeal, onions, and spices.
5. Halloumi cheese. It is a semi-hard, unripened cheese made of a mixture of goats’ and sheep’s milk.
6. A dumpling. This type of dumpling originates from Japan
12. Ketchup. It is actually the source of the pink color of the final product.
17. Ice cream.
21. Stomach lining
26. Indian Pale Ale.
27. 1.5 Litres
29. Olive Brine
30. It means that the wine is very dry or unsweetened.
32. Gordon Ramsay
33. Tea leaves. It is an ancient practice of divination and fortune-telling.
38. Red bull
44. Red pepper
46. Egg yolk
48. Level of hotness of a chili pepper
49. Bay leaf.
52. Filo pastry
54. The egg whites
56. The Florida Keys
59. Crème brûlée.
60. Donut and Croissant.
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