Friday Food Quiz Number 66

November 13, 2011 in Uncategorized


It’s always challenging to figure out one of Pink’s Friday quizzes – was very pleased to see one this week – busy trying to complete this while Rajen has not surfaced yet – can see the sun starting to brighten up the day – gonna be another lovely hot hot day.This week’s quiz is a real humdinger, Pink – not sure if all my answers are correct – I just enjoy trying to figure them out.


Friday Food Quiz Number 66

1. What is an Italian dumpling better known as? Gnocchi – my favorite pasta

2. What is “strata” in culinary terms?Savoury bread and butter pudding

3. What does “sous vide” means? Cooking food sealed in airtight plastic bags at low temperature around 60C for about 72 hours in a water bath.

4. The “fifth taste” discovered by Japanese scientists, called “umami” describes what?Savoury taste

5. What are the main ingredients of “vichyssoise? Leeks, potatoes, onion and chicken stock

6. What is Mentsuyu? Japanese soup base or condiment.

7. The fruit of which African tree is use to make monkey bread?baobab

8. Why is fish traditionally served with lemon?Like my mum used to say – the acidity not only enhances the flavour but helps to reduce the “fishy” smell.

9. What is tahini? Sesame seed paste

10. What are the basic ingredients of Fregolata, a hard and crumby cake, which are eaten all over northern Italy at the end of a meal? Almonds, flour, egg yolks, butter sugar, cinnamon


12 responses to Friday Food Quiz Number 66

  1. Great answers, Mitzi!! Thanks for doing the quiz! It is cold, grey and rainy in Cape Town!

  2. Thanks I will be posting the answers soon!

  3. I see you know your cooking! Maybe your No. 2 answer was too specific, though, because it does seem that the ‘layered’ idea can apply to a lot of dishes.

  4. great answers!

  5. Was a tricky one, Pink – but fun as always. Thanks for doing this for us to enjoy.

  6. I have not eaten a strata savoury bread and butter pud as yet. Have only seen Nigella on the telly making one – looked very yum. Thanks for the input.

  7. Thanks, Tandy.

  8. I think I would like Fregolata!!

  9. I have a sweet tooth – so got to agree with you on that.

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