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Do You Know Your Food (and other) Trivia

When did trick or treating start in the United States?  Early 1950's (The tradition of going from door to door receiving food already existed in Great Britain and Ireland in the form of "soulingf" where children and poor people would sing and say prayers for the dead in return for cakes.

 

When was the first Labor Day Celebration?  1894 to placate the unionist following the Pullman Strike.  This was a nationwide stirke that shut down the railway system, which brought a halt to transporting goods across the nation.

 

What is the most popular dog breed in the U.S.?  The Labrador Retriever has been the most popular breed of dog in the United States since 1990.The Lab is also the most popular dog breed in Great Britain.

 

What is another name for Bastille Day? c) La Fete nationale 

The bald eagle is our national bird and the rose is our national flower. What is the national tree? c) Oak

Hawaii is the only US state that grows ____?______ commercially!  COFFEE

 

Pissaladiere, a typical dish from Provence, is..B - A type of pizza crust topped with onions, anchovies and no tomato sauce 

 

 

"The Great Gatsby" is narrated in the first person from the perspetive of ____.  B. Nick Carraway

How should the American Flag be displayed on Memorial Day?  The flag should be at half-staff until noon only, then raised to the top of the staff. 

 

Name the largest BBQ competition in the United States?  The American Royal (October 4-October 7)  Also known as the "World Series" of BBQ, with over 500 teams participating.

 

What are Duxelles and when do you use them?  Minced mushrooms, shallots and herbs that are sauteed in butter until they are reduced to a paste.  Used in stuffings and sauces, most notably Beef Wellington, or as a garnish.

 

 True or False. Cinco de Mayo is also known as Mexico's Independence Day. False.  Cinco de Mayo is an unofficial Mexican holiday commemorating  the Battle of Puebla, where it is primarily celebrated and of course the US.

 

Who was the oldest mother to give birth in history? Rajo Devi Lohan, 70 years old, November 2008 in India 

 

How many horses have won the Triple Crown - Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes? 11- Sir Barton (1919), Gallant Fox (1930), Omaha (1935), War Admiral (1937), Whirlaway (1941), Count Fleet (1943), Assault (1946), Citation (1948), Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), and Affirmed (1978).

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The Seattle Mariners drafted Ken Griffey Jr. first overall in what year's draft? B) 1987

 

Which of these inventions was first introduced on April Fools Day 1927? April Fools....None of the above!   Not the Blender - 1921, Not the record changer - 1925, Electric guitar - no 1931, The Whoopee cushion - no that was 1929, Brillo - no 1913.

Name that candy...Slogan

   "Melts in your mouth, not in your hand" M&M

   "Taste the raninbow" Skittles

   "Makes mouths happy"  Twizzlers

   "Need a Moment" Snickers

   "It's more than a mouthful..." Whatchamacallit

 

The term "equinox" is defined as ________.  b) When day and night are equal in length 

 

Who are the ten most searched for chefs on the internet...How many can you come up with? Jamie Olive, Gordon Ramsey, Rachael Ray, Bobby Flay, Wolfgang Puck, Giada De Laurentiis, Sandra Lee, Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse, Jacgues Pepin

 

Who first brought the tradition of Mardi Gras celebrations to the U.S.?  b) The French

 

Who wrote the oldest known valentine that is still in existence today?  Written by Charles, Duke of Orleans to his wife.  He was in the tower of London when he wrote it and it is now located in the British Library in London.

 

Which NFL team has played the most Super Bowls?  The Pittsburg Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys. The Steelers have won six of those games (also a Super Bowl record). The Cowboys have a 5-3 record.

 

Can you name the twelve animals in the Chinese Zodiac? Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig

 

What ski area has been in continuous operation since 1915, thus earning the distinction of being the oldest ski area in Colorado? Howelson Hill at Steam boat Springs (named after Carl Howelson, a Norwegian ski jumping champion who lived in Denver and moved to Steamboat Springs)

In many places, the coming of the new year is celebrated by singing the traditional Scottish son "Auld Lang Syne".  What does "auld lang syne" mean? d. Old long ago

 

How much did Lucy charge for a psyciatric session in the classic Christmas TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas? 5 cents

 

Which state was the first to recognize Christmas as an official holiday? Alabamba 1836In

 

"Jingle Bells", the singer says that one day he went out on the snow and fell on his back.  A gentleman then came by in a one-horse open sleigh.  What does he do? 4. He laughs and rides away

 

How much turkey does the average American consume each year? About 15lbs. which is the size of one turkey!

 

Who, in a letter to his daughter, proposed the turkey as the official United States bird? c) Ben Franklin

 

What did Julia do before attending the Cordon Bleu Cooking School in the late 1940's?  d) All of the above

Most witch hunters know that ___?____ will melt a witch.  Salt

When did trick or treating start in the United States?  The late 1920's in Wellesley, Mass., but not until the 40's in North Carolina, Florida and Texas.  By the 1950's every child in America was participating.

 

What candy is best identified with each statement below. 
1. Famous baseball player.  Baby Ruth
2. Dry cow. Milk Duds
3. Exploding sun. Star Burst
4. Famous street name. 5th Avenue
5. Two letters. M&M
6. Two female pronouns. Hershey Bar
7. Man that any female would want. Millionaire$$
8. Superman's secret identity. Clark Bar

 

Wizards, witches, warlocks and other practitioners of the dark arts have been popular subjects of film.  Name the top ten movies of the most memorable and powerful witches and wizards of the big screen.

 

(1) 'Harry Potter' (2001-2010)  

 

(2) 'Excalibur' (1981)

 

(3) 'The Wizard of Oz' (1939)  

 

(4) 'The Lord of the Rings' Trilogy (2001-2003)  

 

(5) The Three Mothers: 'Suspiria' (1977), 'Inferno' (1980), 'Mother of Tears' (2007)  

 

(6) 'Black Sunday' (1960)  

 

(7) 'Bride with White Hair' and 'Bride with White Hair 2' (1993)  

 

(8) 'Kiki's Delivery Service' (1989)  

 

(9) 'The Witches of Eastwick' (1987)  

 

(10) 'The Witches' (1990)

 

 

 

1 - Why do apples float? Because 25% of their volume is air.

2 - How many varities of apples are there? c) 7,000

3 - The Apple Blossom was named the official flower of what state in 1901? Arkansas

What is the oldest known recorded recipe?  Archaeologists discovered a 4,000 year old Mesopotamian clay tablet and were curious what it was all about.  When decipehred they learned it was a recipe for beer and had been handed down from the god Enki himself!

How much did the largest recorded clam weigh?  c) 750 lbs. found in Okinawa in 1956

If you were an ancient worker, which would you rather be?  D. Vassal (a person who has entered into a mutual obligation to a lord or monarch in the context of the feudal system in medieval Europe. The obligations often included military support and mutual protection, in exchange for certain privileges, usually including the grant of land.

Which Greek-wtyle lasagna dish is made with only pasta and ground meat in a bechamel sauce? b) pastitso

When in Hawaii...The imu (underground oven) is empty and food is on the table, it's time to inu!! What is that?

c) drink

What 'Junk Food' sold 2 for a nickel in 1930? Twinkies!  James A. Dewar, manager of a Chicago baking plant during the Depression, saw that shortcake pans used during strawberry season just sat around the rest of the year. He put them to use by baking little cakes injected with  banana cream filling, and called them Twinkies (inspired by a billboard that advertised Twinkle Toe shoes).  Price:  two for a nickel. Bananas were rationed during World War II so he replaced the banana cream with vanilla cream. Hostess now bakes 500 million Twinkies a year.

Cowboy Slang - Name that food:

   Skunk Eggs - Onions

   Whistle Berries - Baked Beans

   Texas Butter - Gravy

   Hot Rocks - Biscuits

What is Alum? A. Used to put the crunchy bite in pickles.

Who invented baby formula? Baby formula was invented in the late 1800's by Swiss chemist Henri Nestle, yes the confectioner and founder of 'Nestle', the world's largest food and beverage company!!

Meat used in pet foods must undergo the same U.S. Department of Agriculture inspection process used for meat intended for human consumption.  FALSE According to the FDA, "Meats and animal tissues intended for animals other than people are not subject to USDA inspection."  Some pet food manufacturers do undergo voluntary inspections.

What was the population of America in 1776? (c) In July, 1776 the population of America was 2.5 million. Today the population of America is 311,649,286.How old was Orson Welles when he directed and starred in 'Citizen Kane'?  Orson Welles was 21

How many snails do the French eat every year? c) 500,000,000

What is the difference between barbecuing and grilling?  Barbecue is the opposite of grilling.  It is a slow, indirect, low-heat method of cooking.  It uses smoldering wood to simultaneously smoke and cook the food at temperatures between 180 and 250 degrees.

Is the most recognized smell in the world: (a) popcorn; (b) peanut butter; or (c) coffee? A: The smell more people can identify most often is coffee. Peanut butter is #2 (research reported by UPI).

When was Memorial Day first celebrated? Memorial day was first celebrated on May 30, 1868. It was observed by placing flowers on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers during the first national celebration. Gen. James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, after which around 5,000 participants helped to decorate the graves of the more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers who were buried there.

 

When was the earliest celebration of Mother's Day? People in ancient Greece paid tribute to Rhea, the mother of the gods, with honey cakes, fine drinks, and flowers at dawn

 

What is the highest recorded number of children born to one mother?  The highest officially recorded number of children born to one mother is 69, to the first wife of Feodor Vassilyev (1707-1782) of Shuya, Russia. Between 1725 and 1765, in a total of 27 confinements, she gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets. 67 of them survived infancy...Whew!!  That is a Mother!!

 

What European nation consumes more spicy Mexican food than any other?  Who knew...Norway!!

 

Where did "Caesar Salad" originate from? It is believed that chef Cesar Cardini invented the Caesar salad at his Tijuana restaurant in Mexico.

 

According to First for Women magazine, eating what kind of candy could help relieve stress: (c) peppermint

 

Which duo or group recorded 'Girls Night Out'? The Judds- It was number one in 1985.  Mother/daughter duo are Naomi and Wynona Judd.  They have been awarded 5 Grammy Awards, 7 American Country Music Awards (ACM's)  and 9 Country Music Awards (CMA's).  7 of the CMA's were from 1985-1991 Top Group/Duo Award. The duo also charted twenty-five singles on the country music charts between 1983 and 2000, fourteen of which went to Number One and six more of which made Top Ten on the same chart. 

 

On April 1st 1891, what famous company started in Chicago Illinois? b) Wrigley - The William Wrigley Jr. Company was founded on April 1, 1891 originally selling products such as soap and baking powder. In 1892, William Wrigley, Jr., the company's founder, began offering chewing gum with each can of baking powder. The chewing gum eventually became more popular than the baking powder itself and Wrigley's reoriented the company to produce the popular chewing gum.

Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd;  Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks....  How long have we been enjoying Cracker Jacks at the 'ole ball game'?   Two popcorn making brothers, Frederick and Louis Rueckheim, threw molasses and peanuts into the mix, and unveiled the sweet and salty treat at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. A few years later, they developed a special formula to keep the ingredients from sticking together that remains a secret to this day.

Which of the following is a real Ben & Jerry's flavor of ice cream? a) Mission to Marzipan

Ireland has become westernized even in it's cuisine, yet there are still traditional dishes served.  We give a nod to the St. Patrick's Day with a tipping of a pint of stout accompanied with wheaten soda bread and a plate of Crubeens with a side of Colcannon.  What are Crubeens and Colcannon?  Crubeens - (Crunchy Pigs' Trotters) boiled pigs feet breaded and baked til crispy.  Often eaten after a night at the pub.   Colcannon - Irish mashed potatoes mixed with greens and scallions and lots of butter and cream!

 What is a baby fish called?  a) fry...Really!  (By the way...twat is a pregnant fish...No REALLY!!)

Who is the most famous chef, or should we say most searched for chef on the internet?  Jamie Oliver, aka THE NAKED CHEF, was by far and away the most searched for chef on the internet.  Followed by Gordon Ramsey and Rachel Ray.

What is a muffaletta, originating in New Orleans?  A world class sandwich, often sold as entrie loaf of bread, similar to the Italian Sub.  Layering meats, provolone and something piquant like hot peppers.

In the chocolate making process, what are "nibs"? c) Irregular raw bean fragments, after beans are roasted they break up into small pieces called "nibs".

Where was the first Super Bowl held?  A) Los Angeles 

What determines the start of the Chinese New Year?  The New Moon on the first day of the new year.

What do St. Bernards carry in their canisters when working in the snow?  Nothing.  The monks of the St. Bernard Hospice deny that any St. Bernard has ever carried casks or small barrels around their necks, actually serving alcohol to a person suffering from hypothermia would worsen the condition.  The canisters came to be many decades ago when a (stuffed) hero of the snow covered passes, Barry, was left in the basement of a Swiss museum.  Museum workers ate their lunches in the basement, it seems one of them left his portable wine barrel hanging round Barry's neck.  The barrel was found when the museum curator stumbled upon the famous dog, thinking the canister was picturesque, it was left in place.  The rest is history.

 What do the M's stand for in M & M'? In 1941, Forrest Mars Sr., of the Mars candy company, struck a deal with Bruce Murrie, son of famed Hershey president Willima Murrie, to develop a hard shelled candy with chocolate at the center.  Mars needed Hershey's chocolate because he anticipated a chocolate shortage due to WWII, which was correct.  The deal gave Murrie a 20% stake in the newly develped M&M; this stake was later bought out by Mars when chocolate rationing ended at the end of the war, the name remained M&Ms for "Mars & Murrie".

What is the most popular meat dish to have on the table at Christmas in North America?  Turkey - King James I can be thanked for the emergence of turkey

 

1) In "Jingle Bells", where are the bells?  on bob tails

2) When we "Deck the halls", who is to hail the new year?  ye lads and lasses

3) Who kept time for the "Little Drummer Boy"?  the ox and the lamb

 

Name the gingerbread capital of the world?

Nuremberg, Germany.  The brothers Grimm published Hansel & Gretel, a well known German fairytale in 1812, made gingerbread houses even more popular.

Including Rudolph, how many reindeer are there?

Nine: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph.

Before you sing, "Now bring us some figgy pudding", It might be helpful to know exactly what you are requesting.  What is Figgy Pudding?

Figgy Pudding is a traditional English 'Christmas' pudding that is more cake like; containing figs, apples, rum and spices (varying recipes include other ingredients). It maybe baked, boiled, steamed or Fried.

 

How much turkey does the average American consume each year?  The Average American consumes over 15 pounds of Turkey per year.

Why is the male turkey often referred to as "Tom Turkey"?
a) Because it's more politically correct than using the word cock for male. (Hen is a female turkey btw)
b) After Thomas Jefferson (Rumor has it that Ben Franklin was mad that Thomas Jefferson opposed his idea to have the turkey as our national bird.  So Ben Franklin mockingly called the turkey  "Tom Turkey" after Thomas Jefferson.)
c) Because Indians would catch them by pounding on tom-tom drums and lure them into traps.
d) From an 18th century political cartoon

What did Julia do before attending the Cordon Bleu cooking school in the late 1940's?

a) Worked in advertising

b) Worked for the OSS (now known as the CIA)

c) Worked In Ceylon and China during World War II

d) All of the above

Which 'Halloween' candy was named after one of the candy maker’s horses?

 

Snickers was named after a horse owned by the Mars family—inventors of this 'Halloween' favorite.

Wizards, witches, warlocks and other practitioners of the dark arts have been popular subjects of film.  Name the top ten movies of the most memorable and powerful witches and wizards of the big screen.

 (1) 'Harry Potter' (2001-2010)  

(2) 'Excalibur' (1981)

 (3) 'The Wizard of Oz' (1939)  

(4) 'The Lord of the Rings' Trilogy (2001-2003)  

(5) The Three Mothers: 'Suspiria' (1977), 'Inferno' (1980), 'Mother of Tears' (2007)  

(6) 'Black Sunday' (1960)  

(7) 'Bride with White Hair' and 'Bride with White Hair 2' (1993)  

(8) 'Kiki's Delivery Service' (1989)  

(9) 'The Witches of Eastwick' (1987)  

(10) 'The Witches' (1990)

The  scent of what strong smelling food is often thought to keep vampires away?

   Garlic

 

What are the two top selling spices in the world?  

   Number 1 -Pepper

   Number 2 - Mustard

 

Which one of the following statements is false?

   1) According to The Code of Hammurabi of ancient Babylonia (c. 1750 B.C.) a merchant could be put to death for diluting beer.

   2)In Germany there is a beer ice cream in popsicle form. Its alcohol content is higher than that of classic beer.

   3)In Medieval Europe, brewing and baking went together. Thus women were the first European brewers and were often called ale wives.

   4)1810: Munich establishes Oktoberfest as an official celebration.  King Frederick the Great once banned coffee to bolster sagging beer sales.

 

(2) The popsicles are lower in alcohol content

 

Are you a pirate at heart?  Identify these pirate words/sayings to see if you are a 'matey'!

  • AAAArrrrgggghhhh! - exhortation of discontent or disgust
  • Booty  - treasure
  • Heave Ho  - give it some muscle and push it
  • Jolly Roger - pirate's flag including white skull and crossbones on a field of black
  • Scallywag - mild insult akin to rapscallion or rogue
  • Thar she blows - whale sighting

Can you identify these 'Ocktoberfest' food favorites?

   Wurst- sausages

   Brezn- pretzel

   Knodel- bread or potato dumplings

   Kasspatzn- cheese noodles

   Reiberdatsch-  potato pancakes  

   Blaukraut-  red cabbage 

 

Scott Heyward is the son of a rich oilman. He decides to leave so he can discover life for himself. He runs into Tom Wilson, a water-skiing instructor who has no luck with the women. Tom offers to switch places with Scott so they can have a taste of what life is like in each other's shoes.  Name the movie and the leading man!   

   'Clambake'

   Elvis Presley

 

Cowboy Slang - Name that food:

   Skunk Eggs - Onions

   Whistle Berries - Beans

   Texas Butter - Gravy

   Hot Rocks - Biscuits

 

Where does the word barbecue come from?

The origin of the word “barbecue” comes from the Caribbean, where the Spanish word “barbacoa” was used to describe a special wooden frame that was used for drying, smoking, or grilling meat!

 

Who Invented Milk Chocolate?

Daniel Peter....Who is that?  The neighbor of Henri Nestle!!

 

Edible flowers not only add a pretty garnish to your dish they also add a unique taste.  What flavors do these flowers taste like?

   Nasturtiums - Pepper

   Johnny Jump Ups - Wintergreen 

   Calendulas - Saffron (not as pungent and much cheaper!!)

 

What food is the only food that does not spoil?

Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

 

By United States law, pet food labels must list ingredients in order of weight.  True or False?

True...This means that a food with the ingredients "chicken meal, rice, liver meal" must have more chicken meal than rice, and more rice than liver meal, etc.

 

How many pounds of shrimp are consumed each year in the U.S.? 1 billion Pounds, of which 80% was consumed in restaraunts.

 

July is national Ice Cream Month...of course, but do you know;

   How much ice cream, sherbet, ice milk and ices the average American consumes?  23.2 quarts

   The top three cities in the US that purchase the most ice cream? Portland, Oregon;  St. Louis, Missouri; and Seattle, Washington

   The average number of licks to polish off a single scoop cone? Approximately 50 (we will have to check that one out)

When in Hawaii and the imu (underground oven) is empty and the food is on the table, it's time to inu!!  What is that?  c) Drink

Where did mayonnaise originate, or was invented or created?

The Duke de Richelieu’s French chef is said to have invented maynonaise in 1756. While the Duke was defeating the British at Port Mahon, his chef was creating a victory feast that included a sauce made of cream and eggs. When the chef realized that there was no cream in the kitchen, he improvised, substituting olive oil for the cream. A new culinary masterpiece was born.

It is summer and the BBQ is on!  One of the most popular condiments is ketchup...Any idea which state produces the most of this delectable burger topper?

California accounted for 95% of last years production of processed tomatoes.

What crop is grown in only two mainland states in the US?

A relatively large, fully mechanized plantation in Charleston, South Carolina and a small operation in Burlington, Washington.

French fries are not French they are Belgian.  Swiss steak is not Swiss, Russian dressing is not Russian, English muffins are not English, and chop suey is not Chinese...Where did they originate?

American

What is the most popular drink at Hogwarts Academy, second only to Beerbutter?

B) Pumpkin Juice - this has been reported to taste like "pumpkin cider", tasting of cinnamon and spice like regular cider, but featuring pumpkins instead of apples as the main ingredient. 

Two famous baseball players were nicknamed "Big Mac".  One was Mark McGwire who played with the Athletics and Cardinals, and the ohter is a Hall of Fame San Francisco Giant who won a Rookie of the Year Award in addition to the MVP.  Who is this slugger?

B) Willie McCovey

Who said?  "Wish I had time for just one more bowl of chili."

Alleged dying words of Kit Carson - 1868

What method of preserving food did the Incas first use, on potatoes?

Freeze-dried  (The Incas left their food out in the cold to freeze.  They would then stomp on the food to remove any remaining liquid. It was then left in the sun to dry.  When they wanted to use the 'dehydrated' food they would simply add water and rehydrate.)

Who said "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."? 

 

Virginia Woolf- Bristish novelist 1882-1941 (one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the 20th century)

What filled, masa-dough dish is reserved for special occasions in Mexico but is common on Mexican retaurant menus in the United States?  

Tamales

Was Chef Boyardee a real chef or a marketing tool?

A real chef!  Born in Italy, he worked at the Ritz-Carlton and Plaza in New York City, and the Hotel Winton In Cleveland. In 1924, Boiardi opened the Giardino d'Italia restaurant on East 9th Street and Woodland Avenue in Cleveland. The product line which became Chef Boyardee began when restaurant customers began asking Boiardi for his recipe and samples of his ingredients.  As demand grew he opened a factory in 1928, moving production to Milton Pennsylvania. 

Which Beatle said "All the world is a Brithday Cake, so take a piece, but not too much"?

George Harrison

What is the best way to help oil-based salad dressings adhere to lettuce?

c. Make  sure the greens are completely dry before applying the dressing.

What did Frank Epperson invent in 1905 when he was 11 years old? 

The Popsicle- One winter evening Epperson mixed a popular soft drink of the time from soda water powder and water.  He left it out on the porch over night with the stir stick in it. It froze and thus the popsicle was born!!

Where did the first peach seeds come from?

Peaches come from Asia: Peach seeds first came to us hidden in the pockets of a Chinese prisoner to Darius, the Persian king. Romans were very fond of this fruit the Spanish hands brought to the Americas, now responsible for half of the production.

During the vernal equinox, March 20th this year, an egg will stand on it's small end.  True or False?

True

What are you looking forward to if you order menudo in south Texas?

Tripe soup (Menudo is a legendary Mexican hangover cure).

According to University of California at Berkley Wellness Letter, do dieters say that

the most difficult to give up is: (a) ice cream (b) chips or (c) cheese?

Cheese. The average American eats 28 pounds a year, mostly Cheddar and mozzarella.

What thickener will actually thin under conditions of too much heat, vigorous stirring, or a too-long cooking time?

Cornstarch

The Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, had a favorite food touted to have healing powers and was an aphrodisiac...What was that food? 

Figs (you may want to stock up!!)

What 2004 movie about two characters named Miles and Jack boosted Pinot Noir sales and wine country tourism near Santa Barbara, California?

Sideways- Starring Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church (Most of the wine used in the wine-tasting scenes was non-alcoholic. The actors wound up drinking so much of it that it made them nauseated and had to periodically switch to the real thing to clean out their palates).

Not every nation has the same culinary Habits.  What do Hungarians do with bacon fat?

b) Eat it. Hungarians like to roast their bacon on a stick, whilst at the same time catching the dripping fat on a slice of bread and wolfing it down with a glass of wine, like Palinka. Heart stopping stuff, but it sounds great.  They also have bacon traditionally as part of a cold supper, or cold breakfast, with white bread and peppers, or tomatoes.

What kitchen tool has a tang and a bolster?

A knife (The tang is the end of the blade that extends into the handle; the bolster is the thick band at the handle end of a forged blade)

What hippie duo, working from a Vermont gas station, became successful food entrepreneurs in the late 1970's?

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield (Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream)

Which is the average distance conventional food travels from farm to table - about 500 miles, 1,500 miles, or 3,000 miles?

1,500 miles

When the power goes off, will food in your refrigerator stay cold enough to be eaten safely for: (a) 4 to 6 hours; (b) 6 to 8 hours; or (c) 8 to 10 hours?

(a) 4 to 6 hours (if the refrigerator door is not opened)

What was the first commercially manufactured breakfast cereal?

Shredded Wheat, in 1893

Why was the animal cracker box designed with a string handle?

When designed in 1902 it was thought to be novel to hang on the Christmas tree

Who was the first TV Chef?

James Beard, 1946, I Love to Eat on NBC


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