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Food & Drink

50 randomly selected Food & Drink questions for quizmasters.

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1.By what name are British TV chefs Simon King and David Myers collectively known?
The Hairy Bikers
2.In German cuisine, what is a Berliner?
Doughnut / Donut (more specifically, a filled doughnut)
3.What type of food is named after the Old French word for "twice-cooked"?
Biscuit (Old French: bescuit)
4.What fruit is growing on these trees?
Papaya / Pawpaw (Thai: มะละกอ malakaw)
5.Copra is the edible white inner flesh of what?
6.What British company produced the world's first solid chocolate bar in 1847?
Fry's (J. S. Fry & Sons)
7.From what country does the coffee-flavoured rum liqueur Kahlúa originate?
8.What does the term "Trocken" mean on a German wine label?
9.What type of nut is this?
10.Gruyère is a hard yellow cheese that originated in what country?
11.What country produces more kiwifruit than all other countries in the world combined?
China (1,765,847 tonnes in 2013 - Italy 447,560 - New Zealand 382,337 - Chile 255,758)
12.Most commonly used in milk production, what does UHT stand for?
Ultra-High Temperature / Ultra-Heat Treatment
13.On what Mediterranean island is Marsala wine produced?
14.For what is St. James's Gate in Dublin most famous?
15.What 'C' describes a French appetizer of sliced or whole raw vegetables, sometimes served with a vinaigrette or other dipping sauce?
16.What main ingredient is cooked with onions in white wine to make a Moules Marinière?

17.What are the two main fillings in a Fluffernutter sandwich?
Peanut butter and marshmallow creme
18.Originating in Italy, what 'P' describes cornmeal boiled into a porridge that can be eaten directly or baked, fried or grilled?
19.Nicknamed "lady's fingers", what vegetable is a key ingredient in gumbo?
Okra (aka Bhindi / Bamia)
20.If an Italian dish is described as al forno, how has it been cooked?
Oven baked ("from the stove")
21.What 'A' describes a dish in which ingredients are set into a gelatin made from a meat stock or consommé?
22.What 'M' describes a type of partially refined to unrefined brown sugar with a strong molasses content and flavour?
23.Indigenous to the Spice Islands, mace is one of two spices obtained from the evergreen tree Myristica fragrans. What is the other?
Nutmeg (nutmeg from the seed, mace from the aril)
24.Popular throughout Southeastern Europe; a white, green, and red version of Shopska salad is the national dish of what country?
25.With its characteristic flip-top bottle, from what country does Grolsch originate?
Netherlands (Koninklijke Grolsch N.V.)
26.What 'N' describes a variety of peach with "fuzzless" skin?
27.In a restaurant, what does the sommelier specialise in?
28.What 'L' describes the traditional yogurt-based drink in South Asian cuisine?
29.In what country would you find the wine growing regions of Russian River Valley, Rutherford, and Sonoma Valley?
United States (California)
30.What spice is named after the capital city of French Guiana?
Cayenne pepper
31.What 'M' is a type of partially refined to unrefined sugar with a strong molasses content and flavour, and dark brown in colour?
32.Narrower than, but similar to, tagliatelle, what 'F' describes this flat, thick pasta?

33.Name either one of the two Southeast Asian countries of which chilli crab is widely associated as the national dish.
Singapore / Malaysia
34.What colour wine is most commonly produced with the Merlot grape variety?
35.Napoléon is one of several grade levels designated to what spirit?
36.In South Africa, what type of wine is labelled "Méthode Cap Classique"?
Sparkling (made using the traditional Champagne method)
37.What Italian term is used to describe pasta, vegetables, rice, or beans that are cooked to be firm to the bite?
Al dente ("to the tooth")
38.A relative of the plum, what 'S' is a common name for the fruit of the blackthorn bush (Prunus spinosa)?
39.What raw meat is cut into thin slices to create the popular Japanese dish basashi (馬刺し), often served with soy sauce, ginger and onions?
40.What 'S' describes a type of Scandinavian meal, originating in Sweden, served buffet-style with multiple hot and cold dishes of various foods on a table?
Smörgåsbord (Swedish: smörgås (sandwich, usually open-faced) and bord (table))
41.What is unusual about the meat served in a steak tartare?
It is raw
42.What carbohydrate is also known as grape sugar?
43.Produced by Arnott's Biscuits since 1964, what has been marketed by Pepperidge Farm in the U.S. since 2008 as "Australia's favourite cookie"?
Tim Tam
44.What 'F' is a French word used to describe a beverage served with finely crushed ice?
45.Named after a town in Switzerland, what 'G' describes this hard yellow cheese?
46.What is the base ingredient of an Italian frittata?
Egg (similar to an omelette or crustless quiche)
47.What 'M' describes a cocktail of whisky, sweet red vermouth and Angostura bitters, garnished with a Maraschino cherry?
48.What sort of beverage is Lapsang souchong?
Tea ("Small plant from Lapu mountain")
49.Since adopted by many countries around the world, the chequered pattern of high-visibility markings developed in the UK in the 1990s is named after the cross-section of what British cake?
Battenberg (Battenberg markings)
50.What type of food are chicken of the woods and chicken of the gravel?
Mushroom / Fungus (Laetiporus, and Lyophyllum decastes)

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