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Fine, Gourmet Foods

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Fun Trivia : Quizzes : International Cuisine
Fine Gourmet Foods game quiz
"Are you a lover of fine foods? If so, this quiz should appeal to you in the most tantalizing way. Join me as we journey through ten questions about some of the world's finest foods...and be prepared to feel hungry!"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. There are 70 species of truffles, though the two varieties most people talk about are the 'black' and the 'white'. Since truffles are wild fungi that cannot be cultivated on a farm, which animal is traditionally used to hunt these wild delicacies down?
    Sheep
    Pigs
    Monkeys
    Horses


2. Varieties of this pelagic delicacy include Olympia, European flat and Kumomoto. Which delicious shellfish comes in these varieties?
    Mussels
    Oysters
    Scallops
    Clams


3. Filet mignon, the center cut of beef tenderloin, is considered by many to be the 'Queen of steaks'. Which storyteller was responsible for popularizing the term 'filet mignon' in the English speaking world?
    Dickens
    Twain
    Poe
    O. Henry


4. Saffron is a powerfully-flavored spice derived from the crocus flower (the stigma). From which language was the name 'saffron' ultimately derived?
    Latin
    Sanskrit
    Arabic
    Greek


5. One of the most popular sweets in human history is the delicious, bee-produced concoction that we call honey. Aside from being a high energy source of carbohydrates, is it true or false that honey is a source of vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
    True
    False


6. Caviar consists of the roe, or eggs, of the sturgeon fish. There are several types of sturgeon-produced caviar popular amongst connoisseurs, which of these is not one of them?
    Tobiko
    Osetra
    Beluga
    Sevruga


7. The name 'foie gras' often elicits fond memories of fine dinners for many a gourmand. How does this term 'foie gras' translate from the French?
    Fattened liver
    Buttered Duck
    Goose fat
    Oily poultry innards


8. Mushrooms, especially of the wild variety, are a welcome addition to almost any meal. Some mushrooms, because they cannot be cultivated on a farm, are very expensive in markets. Which of these would certainly be the most expensive you would find in any market?
    Chanterelles
    Maitake
    Morels
    Matsutake


9. Perhaps the 'king of shellfish', the lobster is prized by lovers of seafood. Aside from the delicious meat, mostly derived from the claws and tail, the lobster roe, blood and the 'tomalley' are all edible. Which part of the lobster is called 'tomalley'?
    Intestine
    Head sac
    Liver
    Swimmerets


10. Vinegars are key ingredients in a number of wonderful dishes across the world. Of the various vinegar varieties, balsamic vinegar is perhaps the most prized, and certainly is the most expensive. What does the term 'vecchio' refer to when describing balsamic vinegar?
    Sweetness
    Viscosity
    Acidity
    Age


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Compiled Jun 28 12