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50 randomly selected Food & Drink questions for quizmasters.

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1.Derived from the Cantonese for "Dragon Eye", what 'L' describes this fruit?
2.French for "under vacuum", what name is given to a method of cooking in which food is vacuum-sealed in a plastic pouch or glass jar and then placed in a water bath or steam environment for longer than normal cooking times?
3.What name is given to a dish of two halves of an English muffin, topped with ham or bacon, poached eggs, and Hollandaise sauce.
4.What is the name of the salad dressing based on mayonnaise, with red chilli sauce, minced green onions and minced green chilli peppers, normally an accompaniment to crab or shrimp?
5.What is fermented to produce the Japanese wine saké (酒)?
6.Originating in Vienna, Austria, what 'S' describes this rich chocolate cake?
7.What cocktail comprises vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice and cranberry juice?
8.Originally from the Amazon, spreading to Mexico, what 'H' describes this hot variety of chili?
9.What 'J' describes a style of cooking native to Jamaica in which meat is dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a very hot spice mixture of the same name?
10.In many English-speaking countries, what 'P' describes this type of pressed, grilled sandwich?
11.Carolina Reaper, Komodo Dragon, Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, Naga Viper and Naga Jolokia are all varieties of what?
12."Good Humor" in Canada and the United States; "Streets" in Australia and New Zealand. What brand name carries the same logo in Great Britain and Thailand?
13.What French dessert translates literally into English as "burnt cream"?
14.What raw material is a traditional Indian tandoor oven made from?
15.Dow's, Graham's and Warre's are all brands of what?
16.Normally stronger than a Buck's Fizz, what 'M' is a cocktail of equal parts champagne and orange juice?

17.What English word is derived from an Old French term for 'acrid wine'?
18.What name is given to a salad traditionally made of fresh apples, celery and walnuts, dressed in mayonnaise, and usually served on a bed of lettuce as an appetiser or a light meal?
19.In a restaurant, what is the traditional French term for the second-in-command and direct assistant to the Chef de Cuisine (head chef)?
20.In reference to port wine, what does LBV stand for?
21.What is the name of this traditional New Zealand biscuit made from flour, butter, cornflakes, sugar and cocoa powder, topped with chocolate icing and a half walnut?
22.What 'F' describes this bow-tie or butterfly shaped pasta?
23.What folded and stuffed pizza dish takes its name from the Italian for "trouser leg"?
24.What name is given to the sugar that occurs naturally in milk?
25.In England, Stinking Bishop is a type of what?
26.What 'L' describes the traditional yogurt-based drink in South Asian cuisine?
27.What 'B' describes the white sauce in lasagne alla bolognese?
28.Gruyère is a hard yellow cheese that originated in what country?
29.What popular beverage is also the German word for "storeroom" or "warehouse"?
30.What 'R' describes an unsweetened, often aniseed-flavoured, alcoholic drink popular as an apéritif in Albania, Turkic countries, and the Balkan countries?
31.Miel is the French and Spanish word for what sweet foodstuff?
32.What French city, capital of the Bourgogne (Burgundy) region, gives its name to a type of mustard?

33.What French culinary term translates literally as "in pastry"?  (2 word answer)
34.What liqueur is traditionally used to make a Monk's Coffee?
35.From what country does Red Stripe lager originate?
36.From what two countries does Jenever Gin originate?
37.From what fruit is the French spirit Calvados made?
38.What "G" is a cocktail of equal parts crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and cream?
39.Locked in a box, in a vault, in a museum in Atlanta, Georgia is the original 1886 formula for what?
40.Pan de muerto is a traditional sweet bread, baked annually in what country?
41.A type of rice wine similar to sake, but with a lower alcohol content and higher sugar content, what 'M' describes this Japanese condiment?
42.In what European country would you find the Faxe Brewery?
43.Named after a town in Yorkshire, England, what is the name of these small, roughly circular black sweets made of liquorice?
44.What type of nut is this?
45.What name is given to the starch extracted from the root of the cassava plant?
46.In Greek cuisine, what 'K' is a dish of lamb, marinated in garlic and lemon juice, then slow-baked on the bone?
47.What 'C' describes a variety of pasta shaped as seashells?
48.What name is given to a dessert of vanilla ice cream, peaches, and raspberry sauce?
49.Mela is Italian for what popular fruit?
50.What name is given to a cocktail of white rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice?


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