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The Poor Man's Cure-all: Garlic
Herbs and Spices
"Hated by some but loved by lots more, garlic has become a part of both cooking and folklore. In its honor, I've constructed a small quiz."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
As indicated in the quiz title, garlic was once labeled the "poor man's teriac" (teriac being the Greek word for 'cure-all'). This was because of the many medicinal values of garlic, and the fact that even poor people had access to it. Which of these is garlic NOT good for?
As an antibiotic
To regulate blood sugar level
To reduce mucus
What is the Latin name for cultivated garlic?
Directly after eating garlic, devout Muslims will want to avoid one specific course of action, by the words of the Prophet Muhammad. What is this?
Preaching to non-Muslims
Going to mosque
Reciting the profession of faith
It may be beneficial for roses to have garlic planted next to them.
Dreaming about garlic is interpreted as an omen of what?
A friend will invite you to dinner - and it is important that you accept!
The weather will get hot and dry - water your garden well!
You will soon get ill - eat some garlic to prevent it!
You will uncover hidden wealth or buried secrets - but it will not be of any benefit!
In medieval Germany it was recommended that you add a bulb of garlic to your wine, if you were afraid that someone might have poisoned it. Why was this, precisely?
The garlic would neutralize the poison and the drink would be safe
It would be socially acceptable to refuse to drink the wine afterwards, as the garlic would ruin the taste
If the bulb floated in the wine, it was poisoned
Poisoned wine would change colour when garlic was added
Imam Bayildi, "the imam fainted", is a dish made from eggplant stuffed with onions, tomatoes and garlic, simmered in olive oil. Where does this delicious dish originate from?
One green herb has been popularly reported to negate "garlic breath", and so you will often find it in recipes that are heavy on garlic. Examples include garlic bread, Imam Bayildi and pistou sauce. Which herb is this?
In Scandinavia, it was common to place garlic in a baby's crib to keep away vampires.
An old saying goes that when _______ walked out of the Garden of Eden, onions grew in his right footprints and garlic in the left. What name is missing here?
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Compiled Jun 19 13