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Foods named after places in the UK

Foodie Quiz

  1. First mentioned in print in 1893, name the traditional English dessert consisting of a mixture of strawberries, meringue, and whipped cream?
  2. Name the valley that the River Ure flows down in North Yorkshire famous for its cheese?
  3. What is the better known name for the common sole which chefs love for its flavour, versatility, and ease of filleting?
  4. Which well known breed of beef cattle gets its name from both a Scottish city and county?

  5. What is the Welsh vegetarian sausage made from Caerphilly cheese, leeks and breadcrumbs?
  6. Crosse & Blackwell acquired a factory site in 1920 in which village, just outside Burton upon Trent?
  7. An oval-shaped, currant-filled pastry similar to Eccles cake is named after which town in Oxfordshire?
  8. First named in 1747 in The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy, which food product is celebrated annually on the first Sunday of February?
  9. Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire prides itself on making what quality food product?
  10. Give the last names of the two pharmacists that created Worcestershire sauce?
  11. Which sugar-based confection was invented 'by accident' in the 19th century in Cumbria from a batch of glacier mints that "went wrong"?
  12. Which sweet roll made from yeast dough with crushed sugar sprinkled on top after baking gets its name from a British city?
  13. Which thick Scottish soup of smoked haddock, potatoes and onions gets its name from a small town on the northeast coast of Scotland?
  14. The oatcake is a local speciality in which county of England?
  15. What food product would you associate with the town of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire?
  16. A type of smoked haddock is a speciality of which Scottish town?
  17. Which English county has a well-established traditional method of wet curing pork and a well-known association with the large scale production of hams?
  18. London Pride is a beer produced by Fuller's Brewery. What exactly is London Pride named after?
  19. Which coastal town in Norfolk is famous for its crab which is said to be the best in the UK?
  20. What is the name of the black, small, roughly circular sweet associated with a historic Yorkshire market town?


  1. Eton mess
  2. Wensleydale
  3. Dover soul
  4. Aberdeen Angus
  5. Glamorgan sausage
  6. Branston (Branston Pickle is named after the village)
  7. Banbury (Banbury cakes)
  8. Yorkshire Pudding
  9. Pork pies
  10. Lea and Perrins (John Lea and William Perrins)
  11. Kendal Mint Cake
  12. Bath Bun
  13. Cullen Skink
  14. Staffordshire (Staffordshire oatcake)
  15. Tewkesbury mustard
  16. Arbroath (Arbroath smokie)
  17. Wiltshire (Wiltshire Ham)
  18. London Pride is a flower (which came to symbolise the resilience of Londoners during the London blitz as it quickly colonised bomb sites)
  19. Cromer (Cromer crab)
  20. Pontefract cakes