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Fine, Gourmet Foods
"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!"
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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?
Varieties of this pelagic delicacy include Olympia, European flat and Kumomoto. Which delicious shellfish comes in these varieties?
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?
Saffron is a powerfully-flavored spice derived from the crocus flower (the stigma). From which language was the name 'saffron' ultimately derived?
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.
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?
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?
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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?
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'?
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?
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