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Food and Drink Quiz: Friday 15th January 2021

#1. What type of oranges are traditionally used to make marmalade?

The Seville orange is prized for making British orange marmalade, being higher in than the sweet orange, and therefore giving a better set and a higher yield. Once a year, oranges of this variety are collected from trees in Seville and shipped to Britain to be used in marmalade.

#2. The hot dog was originally imported to the US from which German city?

The word “frankfurter” comes from Frankfurt, Germany, where pork sausages similar to hot dogs originated. Johann Georg Lahner, a 18th/19th century butcher from the Franconian city of Coburg, is said to have brought the Frankfurter Würstchen to Vienna, where he added beef to the mixture and simply called it Frankfurter.

#3. What beer was promoted with the line: 'Probably the best lager in the world'?

For over 30 years, Carlsberg promoted itself as “Probably the best beer in the world” in a now iconic campaign.

#4. Bechamel, espagnole and bearnaise are types of which food?

The five French mother sauces are béchamel, velouté, espagnole, hollandaise, and tomato. Developed in the 19th century by French chef Auguste Escoffier, mother sauces serve as a starting point for a variety of delicious sauces used to complement countless dishes, including veggies, fish, meat, casseroles, and pastas.

#5. In which country would you expect to be served a yoghurt-based starter called 'tzatziki'?

Let’s just get this out of the way (if you’re wondering how to pronounce tzatziki you are not alone)—tzatziki is pronounced tsah-see-key.

#6. Which cooking term is used to describe vegetables cut into very thin strips?

Julienne, allumette, or french cut, is a culinary knife cut in which the food item is cut into long thin strips, similar to matchsticks. Common items to be julienned are carrots for carrots julienne, celery for céléris remoulade, or potatoes for Julienne Fries.

#7. Which country would you associate with the drink 'Kvass'?

Kvass originated at the time of ancient Rus’ and was a common drink in Old Russian Muscovite state. It has been a common drink in Russia and other Eastern European countries since at least the Middle Ages.

#8. What is the name given to the watery part of milk left after making cheese?

In the past, cheese was obtained from the stomachs of young cows. Nowadays, cheesemakers get it from bacteria and yeast that have been genetically “taught” to make the enzyme. Once the casein has curdled, whey protein is left behind as a thin, watery liquid

#9. Bobotie is the national dish of which country?

Often considered the national dish of South Africa, bobotie is a fantastic mix of flavors, with fruit, curry and spice in a comforting meaty bake, finished off with a custard-like topping.

#10. Shirley, Ailsa Craig and Mr Stripey are all types of what?

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