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Quiz I

  1. Mirin is an essential condiment used in which country's cuisine?

  2. Paella originated in which Spanish city or region?
  3. A macaroon is typically made from which nut?
  4. In which year did World War Two rationing formally end?
  5. Made in Scotand, what are Bonchester, Caboc, Crowdie and Dunlop?
  6. What did Richard Burton describe as 'Welshman's caviar'?
  7. What were created by Forrest Mars in 1936 and described as 'energy balls'?
  8. What did Newcastle chemist William Owen invent in 1927 for those who were sick with common illnesses?
  9. What is called 'Ail' in France and 'Ajo' in Spain?
  10. Espagnole Sauce is what colour?
  11. What name is given to sweetened egg whites beaten until they are stiff, light and airy?

  12. Most commercial baked beans are made from what type of bean?


  1. Japan
  2. Valencia
  3. Almonds
  4. 1954
  5. Cheeses
  6. Laverbread
  7. Maltesers
  8. Lucozade (originally called Glucozade)
  9. Garlic
  10. Brown
  11. Meringue
  12. Haricot

Questions II

  1. What is normally the main ingredient of the soup Borscht?

  2. Which fish is traditionally used in kedgeree?
  3. Which English football team has a fanzine called The Oatcake?
  4. Which fruit brandy is widely considered to be the national drink of several Balkan countries, including Albania and Serbia?
  5. Which chain of UK restaurants founded in 1958 by Sam Alper specialises in the 'Olympic Breakfast'?
  6. In which American state is Hershey, the largest chocolate manufacturer in North America?
  7. The Rhubarb Triangle, a 9-square-mile area famous for producing early forced rhubarb, is in which English county?
  8. During the 1980s, which drink was promoted with the advertising slogan, 'the totally tropical taste'?
  9. Which dark brown Australian food paste made from leftover brewers' yeast extract with various vegetable and spice additives is similar to Marmite?
  10. Wiener Schnitzel, the national dish of Austria, is made from which meat?
  11. What is the main ingredient of the traditional Welsh delicacy laverbread?
  12. Which Scottish carbonated soft drink is often described as 'Scotland's other national drink'?
  13. Who said: 'He was a bold man that first ate an oyster'?
  14. What is a Berwick cockle?


  1. Beetroot
  2. (Smoked) haddock
  3. Stoke City
  4. Rakija (pronounced rakiya)
  5. Little Chef
  6. Pennsylvania
  7. West Yorkshire
  8. Lilt
  9. Vegemite
  10. Veal
  11. Seaweed
  12. Irn-Bru
  13. Jonathan Swift
  14. A mint sweet (with a red stripe)

Cookery Questions III

  1. Often referred to as 'honey wine', what do you get when you mix water and honey and ferment it with yeast?

  2. Minestrone soup originates from which country?
  3. Who wrote the book How to Be a Domestic Goddess?
  4. In 2009, which U.K. supermarket renamed pollock 'Colin' in a bid to boost sales of the fish as an alternative to cod, and launched the product under the banner 'Colin and chips can save British cod'?
  5. What animal is used in France to detect truffles?
  6. Stella Artois was originally brewed in which country?
  7. What fruit is Calvados distilled from?
  8. What is the name of the traditional Irish potato and cabbage dish?
  9. How many gallons are there in a firkin of beer?
  10. Most of which African country's wine is produced in Cap Bon?
  11. What fruit is a cross between a grapefruit, tangerine and orange?
  12. What is the name given to the Scandinavian dish of raw pickled salmon with mustard and dill sauce?
  13. What is the Chinese word for tea?
  14. What name is given to a bundle of herbs usually tied together with string and mainly used to prepare soup, stock, and various stews?


  1. Mead
  2. Italy

  3. Nigella Lawson
  4. Sainsbury's
  5. Pigs
  6. Belgium
  7. Apples
  8. Colcannon
  9. Nine
  10. Tunisia
  11. Ugli fruit
  12. Gravlax
  13. Cha
  14. Bouquet garni

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