Jan. 23rd, 2009

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Oof, I thought I might get 10 out of 10 on the Credo Reference Friday Brainteaser since it's on food and cooking. I did get 8 of 10, though. Let's see how y'all/yinz/you guys do.

Questions:
1. The Brussels sprout is a type of cabbage: true or false?

2. Venison is the flesh of which animal?

3. What kind of food is "Danish blue"?

4. What is the meaning of the phrase "au gratin"?

5. Who wrote a famous book called "The Book of Household Management" containing 4000 recipes, published in 1861?

6. Which dessert consisting of a meringue base or shell filled with whipped cream and fruit was created as a compliment to a Russian ballerina during her visit to Australia and New Zealand in 1926?

7. Is taramasalata made from meat, fish, or cereals?

8. Michelin stars are awarded for impressive culinary endeavour. What is the highest number of stars ever awarded: three, four or five?

9. What is the usual North American word for a courgette?

10. Which fiery sauce gets its name from a word meaning "damp earth"?

Answers here.

What I got wrong... )

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