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Top of the Muffin to You!
Mixed Food and Drink
"The title of this quiz, a line from the TV show "Seinfeld", refers to the ritual of eating only the top part of a muffin, and discarding the 'stump'. Here is a look at some food-related rituals from around the world."
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Even if they don't sell these sweet treats made from two chocolate cookies with a creamy filling in your part of the world, you are probably familiar with at least one of the rituals involved in eating them. The first step is usually to twist the two chocolate bits, trying to separate them so that all the cream stays attached to one piece. What kind of cookie am I describing?
When I was young, I used to spread the contents of a package of these candies on the table, sorting them into colors, and lining up each color into a neat row before starting to eat them systematically. What American candy might I have eaten this way?
Table manners vary widely around the world, and failure to be aware of the local rituals can lead to embarrassing situations. Which of these statements about expected behavior while dining is true?
In India it is polite to leave a small amount of food on your plate, to show you have been generously fed.
In Afghanistan only the left hand is used when, as is common, food is eaten without utensils.
In China, it is common to rest one's elbows on the table while eating.
In Japan, it is traditional to place one's chopsticks upright in the rice bowl when they are not in use.
Australian children in the latter part of the 20th century were divided into two camps: those who ate these caramel-filled Cadbury treats by biting off the head first, and those who started with the feet. Which snack created this rift?
Another great Australian food ritual is the Tim Tam Slam, which involves using a Tim Tam, made up of two layers of rectangular chocolate biscuit separated by a chocolate filling and coated in chocolate, in which of the following ways?
As a fishing lure
As a straw to drink a hot beverage
To wipe up spilt milk
To draw pictures
Some food rituals are more dangerous than amusing, such as the practice of eating the deadly pufferfish, known in Japan as fugu. Which part of the fish, considered by some to be the most tasty, is also one of the deadliest due to its high concentration of tetrodotoxin, and cannot be legally served in restaurants?
A favorite treat to collect while trick-or-treating on Halloween in my childhood was candy corn, which was eaten in tiny nibbles, one color per bite (unless you scoffed them by the handful). How many bites were needed for a standard piece of candy corn eaten in this fashion?
"Do you want light meat or dark?" This question is part of the ritual of carving which of the following roasts at the start of a family meal?
Many alcoholic drinks have rituals associated with their consumption. One such is the tequila shooter. Which of these phrases describes the 'approved' way to drink a tequila shooter?
Slip, slop, slap
Ding, dong, dell
Stop, look, listen
Lick, sip, suck
When you clink your glass against another person's, or the two of you just raise your glasses towards each other, utter a benedictory phrase and have a sip from your drink, you have participated in a ritual which is given which of the following names?
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Compiled May 21 13