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50 randomly selected Food & Drink questions for quizmasters.

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1.Known as zicai (紫菜) in China, nori (海苔) in Japan, and gim (김) in Korea, what 'L' describes it in English?
 
Laver (Porphyra umbilicalis, an edible seaweed)
2.From what two countries does Jenever Gin originate?
 
Netherlands and Belgium
3.A herb, a spice, and a vegetable, what is this?
 
Fennel (Florence fennel / finocchio)
4.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))
5.What confection is made by mixing sugar, butter and milk, heating it until it becomes a soft ball, then beating the mixture while it cools?
 
Fudge
6.What name is given to a cocktail containing vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice and cranberry juice?
 
Sex on the Beach
7.Related to jerky, what 'B' is the Southern African term for dried, cured meat?
 
Biltong
8.What sweet, baked pastry gets its name from the French word for "flash of lightning"?
 
Éclair
9.Named after a town in Yorkshire, England, what is the name of these small, roughly circular black sweets made of liquorice?
 
Pontefract cakes (also known as Pomfret cakes and Pomfrey cakes)
10.In North American Chinese cuisine, what name is given to this sweet, slightly pungent chicken dish?
 
General Tso's Chicken
11.What 'H' describes a Chinese dipping sauce that translates from Cantonese as 'seafood sauce'?
 
Hoisin / Haixian
12.What is the maximum number of Michelin Stars a restaurant can be awarded?
 
3
13.What name is given to this layered cocktail of almond or coffee liqueur, Irish cream liqueur, and whipped cream?
 
Blow Job
14.What 'S' describes a Japanese dish of thinly sliced beef, slowly cooked or simmered at the table, alongside vegetables and other ingredients, in a shallow iron pot in a mixture of soy sauce, sugar, and mirin?
 
Sukiyaki (Japanese すき焼き)
15.What cocktail consists of tequila, orange-flavoured liqueur, and lime juice, often served with salt on the rim of the glass?
 
Margarita
16.Similar to Cajun cuisine, what 'C' describes a style of cooking originating in the New Orleans area of Louisiana?
 
Creole

17.Plantain, Red, Latundan and Cavendish are varieties of what fruit?
 
Banana
18.What 'S' is a culinary term used to describe glands such as the thymus, pancreas, salivary glands and testicles, when used as food?
 
Sweetbread
19.The name of what popular Thai dish translates roughly into English as "boiled salad"?
 
Tom yam - ต้มยำ
20.What year appears on the label of Kronenbourg beer?
 
1664
21.Traditionally coloured and spiced with paprika, what 'C' describes a type of pork sausage primarily found in Spanish, Portuguese and Mexican cuisine?
 
Chorizo
22.If a Spanish or Mexican dish is served con queso, with what is it served?
 
Cheese
23.What 'C' describes an apple brandy from the French region of Lower Normandy?
 
Calvados
24.What 'R' describes a yoghurt based Indian sauce or dip often mixed with cucumber and seasoned with coriander, cumin, mint, cayenne pepper, and other herbs and spices?
 
Raita
25.What vegetable is known in German as Kartoffel?
 
Potato
26.What would you be eating if you ordered Rocky Mountain Oysters?
 
Testicles (bull calf)
27.Traditionally harvested by South Island Māori in New Zealand and Chilote people in Chile, what type of food is karengo in the Māori language and luche in the Spanish language?
 
Seaweed (Pyropia columbina)
28.What medication is the key ingredient of tonic water?
 
Quinine
29.What fortified wine is made from white grapes grown near the city of Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia, Spain?
 
Sherry
30.What is added to gin to make pink gin?
 
Angostura bitters
31.Also known as 'roti', what 'C' describes a thin, unleavened flatbread from South Asia and East Africa?
 
Chapati
32.In many English-speaking countries, what 'P' describes this type of pressed, grilled sandwich?
 
Panini (In Italian, Panini is the plural of Panino, which simply means "small bread, bread roll")

33.Originating from Poland, what type of food is Kielbasa?
 
Sausage
34.If you ordered Kartoffelsalat in a German restaurant, what would you be served?
 
Potato salad
35.In the USA, what are Cougar Gold, Humboldt Fog and Red Hawk?
 
Cheese
36.In American English, they're often called snap peas or snow peas. What French term is their more common name in British English?
 
Mange tout (French for "eat all")
37.What 'M' describes this traditional Greek dish usually made with sautéed aubergine (eggplant) and tomato, layered with minced meat?
 
Moussaka
38.Popular in the Netherlands and Belgium, what type of food is a frikandel?
 
Sausage / Hot dog
39.In a food or drinks establishment, in American English slang, what number is used to indicate that an item is no longer available?
 
86
40.What herb, native to the Mediterranean region, is sometimes called wild marjoram?
 
Oregano
41.What is the English word for something that can be prepared as crème anglaise, crème moulée, or crème pâtissière?
 
Custard
42.Larger than a periwinkle or winkle, what culinary term describes this edible sea snail?
 
Whelk
43.What 'R' describes a stew that gets its name from the French for "to revive the taste"?
 
Ragoût / Ragù (from the French ragoûter)
44.What 'F' describes cuisine that combines the elements of two or more different culinary traditions?
 
Fusion
45.What food crop is most vulnerable to attack by the Colorado Beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata)?
 
Potato (they can also cause significant damage to tomatoes and aubergine/eggplants)
46.What folded and stuffed pizza dish takes its name from the Italian for "trouser leg"?
 
Calzone
47.Literally meaning "little meats", Carnitas is a dish of Mexican cuisine made by slowly braising what meat in oil or lard until tender?
 
Pork
48.What worldwide brand is a registered trademark of Doctor's Associates Inc.?
 
Subway
49.What is the key meat ingredient of the Korean soup Bosintang (보신탕)?
 
Dog meat
50.What spirit is made in Italy from fermented and distilled grape pomace, left over from winemaking after pressing the grapes?
 
Grappa


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