This is it: the Final Friday Food Quiz. I wrote all these quizzes before leaving on holiday and so do not know what the response has been. Did you like them? Do you want to see them continue? You'll have to let us know by participating! Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org. It's never too late! (Until the answers are posted next Friday, that is...) Along with the answers to this quiz, we will be announcing the WINNERS of our quizzes, along with the fabulous food prizes they will receive. But for now, you must fill out your answer sheet for the fiendish food questions of final quiz number four...
Too Many Questions: the TMC Friday Food Quiz #4
1) Battle Creek, MI is famous for being the birthplace of what food product?
2) What kind of cheese is pictured here? (Hint: it's the only one that uses this special cheese cutter.)
3) What does the Chinese five-spice powder generally consist of?
4) Ruote de carro pasta is shaped like what object?
5) Semolina is made from what grain?
6) What famous chef started the charity Cheeky Chops for underprivileged youths who want a start in the food industry?
7) Ruth Wakefield developed what famous recipe and later traded it for a lifetime supply of chocolate?
8) The film Babette's Feast was based on a short story by what writer?
9) The definition: Steak that has been marinated in oil, lime juice, red pepper and garlic for 24 hours before being grilled. The cooked meat is cut into thin strips that are then usually wrapped in warm tortillas, accompanied by a choice of garnishes including grilled onions and sweet peppers, guacamole, refried beans, etc. The term?
10) What common pastry was invented in Austria in 1686? (Hint: they were at war with Turkey at the time!)
ANSWERS TO QUIZ #3
1) Two cups of unsifted flour is equal to roughly how many grams? a) 280g b) 290g c) 300g d) 310g Answer: a (Fanny Farmer Cookbook)
3) What is uglifruit? A cross between a grapefruit and an orange, originating in Jamaica (see Food Trivia site)
4) The definition: A mixture of finely chopped mushrooms, shallots and herbs slowly cooked in butter until it forms a thick paste. It's used to flavor sauces, soups and other mixtures, as well as for a garnish. What is the term? Duxelles
5) In which city did Ray Kroc open his first McDonald's franchise? Des Plaines, IL (According to this site, he was copying a place with golden arches that he saw in California, the thief...)
6) What famous chef was born in Pasadena, California, on August 15, 1912? Julia Child
7) If you are allergic to tree nuts, can you safely eat dishes with nutmeg in them? yes (See the Food Allergy Network.)
8) What country is the leading beer consumer per capita? Czech Republic (See Guinness world Records.)
9) The recipe for Lea & Perrin's Worcestershire sauce originally came from which country? India (See http://www.valenet.com/lea-and-perrins-worcester-sauce.htm)
10) The first diet soft drink, called the "No-Cal Beverage" was launched in what decade? a) 1930s b)1940s c)1950s c)1960s Answer: c (see http://www.didyouknow.cd/fastfacts/food.htm)