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Christmas Food Quiz

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Questions I

  1. Which traditional German bread is associated with Christmas?
  2. Kentucky Fried Chicken meals have become a nationwide tradition in which country: Japan, Mexico or the United States?
  3. What name is given to the festive tradition of small sausages wrapped in bacon?
  4. The swede is a root vegetable that originated as a cross between which two other vegetables?
  5. Which traditional Christmas breakfast cocktail is made of two parts champagne to one part orange juice?
  6. What type of pastry is used for profiteroles?
  7. Traditionally eaten at Christmas, name the Madeira cake topped with a thick layer of chocolate and decorated with marzipan fruits?

  8. Historians generally believe that what steak dish is named after Arthur Wellesley?
  9. Popular in German-speaking countries, what is Gluhwein?
  10. Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management has a famous recipe for Christmas pudding. What is Mrs Beeton's first name?
  11. Which type of Italian sweet bread is associated with Christmas?
  12. By what name would English speakers know buche de Noel?
  13. Bernard Matthews Foods Ltd which specialises in turkey products have their headquarters in which English county?
  14. Which English monarch was nicknamed "the pudding king" after it was rumoured he had requested plum pudding at a Christmas banquet?
  15. Served at Christmas in France a marron glace is a candied what?


  1. Stollen
  2. Japan
  3. Pigs in blankets
  4. Cabbage and turnip
  5. Bucks Fizz
  6. Choux
  7. Tunis cake
  8. Beef Wellington (Arthur Wellesley is the Duke of Wellington)
  9. Mulled wine
  10. Isabella
  11. Panettone
  12. Yule log
  13. Norfolk
  14. George I
  15. Chestnut

Questions II

  1. What type of cherries are known as "cocktail cherries"?
  2. Celebrated on Christmas Eve, the Feast of the Seven Fishes originated in which country?
  3. Market Drayton in Shropshire is known as the home of which food product?
  4. What sort of food technique is chiffonade?
  5. Which spirit is traditionally added to butter and served with Christmas pudding?
  6. Joulutorttu is a Christmas pastry originating from which country?
  7. A new cultivar called 'Student' was developed of which root vegetable in 1859?
  8. On which day of the week is Christmas pudding traditionally made?
  9. In Tudor times, which bird was put back together after cooking to impress guests at a Christmas banquet?
  10. Which alcoholic drink often forms a gauze-like film called beeswing on the sides of its bottle?
  11. Apparently, storing what alongside a Christmas cake in a container keeps it moist?
  12. In Hungary, the main Christmas dish is called Fisherman's soup. What fish is it made from?
  13. Which traditional Italian sweet bread, typically a Veronese product, is traditionally shaped like a frustum with an eight-pointed star section?
  14. What are you enjoying if you are eating 'March Bread'?
  15. Before turkey, the traditional Christmas meal was a pig's head smothered in what?


  1. Maraschino cherries
  2. Italy
  3. Gingerbread
  4. Slicing (thinly sliced)
  5. Brandy
  6. Finland
  7. Parsnip
  8. Sunday
  9. Peacock
  10. Port
  11. An apple
  12. Carp
  13. Pandoro
  14. Marzipan
  15. Mustard