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1 A History of Fat People
Diets have long been part of day to day life, as humankind has long been obsessed with shedding those unwanted pounds. This quiz promises to give you plenty of "food for thought", and will test your knowledge of dieting history.
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10 Q
poshprice
Feb 13 13
1695 plays
2 Salt: Can't live without it, or can we?
Most of us love salt, although sometimes more than we should. But salt is so predominant in our lives that it contributes more to human culture than just spicing up our foods.
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10 Q
smeone
Aug 18 14
219 plays
3 I Can't Believe I Ate the Whole Thing!
Competitive eating was a sport that gained popularity in the latter twentieth century due in large part to the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. How much do you know about this sporting event? Let's find out!
Tough
10 Q
Ted_Striker
Jul 30 14
210 plays
4 Gastronomic Migrations
The cuisines of many nations would not be what they are today were it not for the various ingredients that have circumnavigated the globe over the last millennium. Come along on a gastronomic journey.
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10 Q
looney_tunes
Sep 03 08
2493 plays
5 Edible People
Down through the centuries people have been honoured by having dishes and drinks named for them. With how many of these eponymous treats are you familiar?
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10 Q
Cymruambyth
Aug 14 07
3645 plays
6 Eaten Out of House and Home
In "2 Henry IV" Shakespeare's well-fed character Falstaff is sued by the tavern hostess, because "he hath eaten [her] out of house and home!" (2.1.74) What can we learn from Falstaff about the history of food in 14th-16th century England?
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10 Q
nannywoo
Feb 16 13
465 plays
7 American Food History #1: Native Influence
I love to cook and I love history so... This is the first in a series about what Americans eat and why. We will start from the beginning, with the original Americans and work our way forward in time. Bon Appetit!
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10 Q
rwminix
Feb 02 08
2034 plays
8 Where Does Your Food Come From?
This quiz is all about foods which share their name with that of a place, although the food itself may not necessarily have originated from there. Bon appétit!
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10 Q
Jennifer5
Aug 30 10
1749 plays
9 I Scream, You Scream!
That's right, this quiz is all about ice cream! This quiz looks at who were amongst the first to enjoy this frozen treat, how it spread from country to country and how it evolved into the summer dessert we know today. Enjoy!
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10 Q
doublemm
Sep 01 09
1275 plays
10 History of Medieval Food and Drink
Step back in time and find out about food and drink in the Middle Ages.
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10 Q
lorstrivia
Oct 27 10
570 plays
11 Guess the 1970s Dish
I'll give you the ingredients and you tell me what groovy 1970s dish I am making! So open up that pull top on your RC Cola, put on that mood ring, and join me in the fun!
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10 Q
mbovary
Aug 26 08
9030 plays
12 Camels to Carrots: A Food For All Quiz
"PUT THE CANDLENUT DOWN AND STEP AWAY FROM THE TABLE!" From exotic spices to wild carrots, test your knowledge of foods that fall alphabetically between camel and carrot, inclusively. Generous hints provided. "And DO try the camel paste."
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10 Q
uglybird
Feb 06 05
3531 plays
13 A Second Helping of Edible People
Pass your plates for another helping of Edible People. See if you can match the name with the dish or drink. Bon appetit!
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10 Q
Cymruambyth
Sep 01 07
1515 plays
14 Chef Boyardee: Fact or Fiction
Join me now for a study of the man, the myth, the maker of meals that shaped so many American childhoods; Chef Boyardee!
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10 Q
mbovary
May 25 08
1158 plays
15 Food in ancient Greece and Rome
This is a short quiz on the food and meals in the ancient world, the first five on ancient Greece and the last five on ancient Rome.
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10 Q
Ampelos
Dec 05 13
294 plays
16 Tea and Sympathy, or possibly Chips!
Everything you never needed to know about Tea and English Tea habits.
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10 Q
Englizzie
Nov 16 09
594 plays
17 Food Facts for Fun
This quiz should be interesting. It is full of surprising facts. Good luck and most of all----HAVE FUN!
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10 Q
tigey
Feb 15 07
3633 plays
18 The History of the Sunday Roast
Believe it or not, the humble Sunday roast has been around for centuries, and generations of Britons have enjoyed it. This quiz will test your knowledge of this beloved British dish, and perhaps unveil some things you never knew about it.
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10 Q
poshprice
Mar 10 13
561 plays
19 Guess the 1980s Dish
I'll give you the details of some radical 1980s cuisine, and you tell me what the dish is! So put on your lace fingerless gloves, flip up your collar, open up a wine cooler and join me for some fun!
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10 Q
Mbovary
Jan 29 09
8919 plays
20 Potato or Potatoe?
This quiz looks at how the humble potato conquered the world and became the staple food for people everywhere.
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10 Q
AlonsoKing
Apr 12 14
465 plays
21 Guess the 1990s Dish
I'll give you the details of a particular 1990s food, and you tell me what the dish is! So turn up that grunge music, put on your bugle boy jeans, open up a Zima and let's have some fun!
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10 Q
mbovary
Jun 03 09
1989 plays
22 Lady Rowena Invites You...
...to join her noble household at table, for a fine banquet to celebrate the Feast of St. George, in this the Year of Our Lord 1364.
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10 Q
Rowena8482
Jul 17 13
255 plays
23 Hostess Twinkie History
The Hostess Twinkie has been around for years. Now it's time for a quiz on it's history.
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10 Q
maskman22
Jun 24 09
558 plays
24 It Wasn't All Bad - A history of British Food
British Food has gained a dreadful reputation over the years - some true, some false. Find out more
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15 Q
Englizzie
Jul 05 09
714 plays
25 History of Victorian Food and Drink
Queen Victoria is on the throne and food for the poor is hard to come by and sometimes hard to stomach. The rich on the other hand have the pick of the crop but still with grave consequences if they were not careful.
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10 Q
lorstrivia
Feb 11 10
537 plays
26 Dark Matter
In a time, long before microwave popcorn and fast food restaurants, people still had to feed themselves. What did the people of the dark ages, (500AD - 1000AD),eat and drink?
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cathyR88
Jul 01 13
408 plays
27 Henry's Medieval Banquet
Henry's back! My lord, the Earl of Warwick, is planning a huge celebration on Christmas Day, 1443. Please be my guest at the banquet!
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10 Q
ponycargirl
Apr 08 13
417 plays
28 Regional Cooking in the U.S.
What would you have eaten for breakfast in Colonial America? How about on the trail in the Old West? Take this tasty quiz and discover American cuisine.
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nmerr
Oct 02 13
459 plays
29 The Urban Legends Diner
Welcome to the Urban Legends Diner. Every item on the menu tells a story, and every story is true. Can I get you an appetizer?
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10 Q
czolgolz
Oct 30 05
2325 plays
30 History of Food Lore
A good quiz.
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10 Q
thejazzkickazz
Jul 04 02
2190 plays
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