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"Since food is a much discussed topic on our message board, we decided to go ahead and create a quiz about it. Join us for some interesting questions on food from around the world."
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This thin gruel-like rice porridge (or a variety of this) is usually served to convalescents in a number of countries, as it is very easy to digest. The English name for this dish traces its roots to India. Which dish are we talking about?
Bubble and squeak
New Zealand and Australia both claim to be the origin of this delicious dessert which was created and named for a celebrity performer who toured both countries in the 1920's. Which is it?
Every country has a national dish in which they take great pride. Some truly wonderful dishes are often seemingly quite simple. Consider the national dish of Vietnam, a delicious broth with noodles and boiled meat, garnished with various greens and herbs and served with spicy sauces. This dish is justly famous in many parts of the world. Which is it?
It is a sauce or soup made with egg and lemon juice. Instead of penicillin, the Greeks use its soup to cure all colds. In some Middle Eastern cuisines, it is used as a sauce for chicken or fish. What is it?
Popsicle is a popular brand of ice cream in United States and Canada. The first ice pop was created by accident in 1905 in San Francisco by an 11 year old. Who was the inventor of ice pop?
Ernest A. Hamwi
In a Nordic country, you may be offered a meal of fish which has been soaked in water for several days, and then in lye or wood ash. After washing, it is steamed or boiled. What is its name?
By what name is Akutaq, Alaskan food consisting of whipped animal fat, snow and wild berries, more popularly known?
Eskimo ice cream
I'm on a World Gastronomic Tour, next stop Africa. A fellow traveller makes a pertinent and complimentary remark about Derek Tibs.
Who or what is Derek Tibs?
A New Yorker who pioneered World Gastronomic Tours.
A Kenyan, who wrote of his travels of Africa, including regional recipes.
London-born, a well-reputed food critic and writer.
A rich meaty stew.
In the face of some debate, The Netherlands claims to have developed the plump orange-rooted carrot with which the world is familiar.
But what colour were the first carrots to be cultivated as a food source?
The difficulty faced by immigrants in sourcing authentic ingredients has often led to the creation of hybrid cuisines. Which group of immigrants introduced a unique style of cooking called Chifa in Peru?
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Compiled Jun 17 13