Think Fast! August Foodie Trivia

August 15, 2019
Split pea and ham hock soup

Are you the smartest peanut in the packet? Challenge yourself (and your friends) to a friendly round of foodie trivia – the winner has to do the dishes. Good luck!


1 In Italy, cappuccino – or any coffee with milk – is consumed only in the mornings. True or false?
2 What are the two core ingredients of gastrique sauce?
3 Which beloved American candy was created by Leo Hirshfield in 1896 and given the same nickname as his daughter, Clara?
4 What is the French culinary term for white sauce?
5 Which buttery Italian dish was created by Alfredo di Lelio in 1914 for his wife, who struggled to keep food down during her pregnancy?
6 A saucier is a synonym for a gravy boat. True or false?
7 Which zinc-packed seafood helps to maintain healthy testosterone levels and fight against hair loss in men?
8 Traditionally, where does the father sit at the dinner table?
9 “Reduction” means scooping away the top layer of oil in sauces. True or false?
10 Father of five, Justus von Liebig invented the first commercial in 1867.
11 Which deep-fried pastries, also known as bignè di San Giuseppe, are consumed on Father’s Day (aka St Joseph’s Day) in Italy?
12 Nicolas Appert, inventor of a popular food preservation method, is known as the “Father of ”.
13 Are béchamel, velouté, espagnole, hollandaise and tomato sauce known as the Five Mother Sauces or the Five Father Sauces?
14 In many parts of Italy, it’s a tradition for families to start a new batteria (set of barrels) of which liquid condiment each time a child is born?

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