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trivia quiz  A History of Fat People Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, poshprice, Feb 13 13

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.
Feb 13 13
2493 plays
trivia quiz  Don't Eat That! Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, daver852, Sep 17 15

Human beings are omnivores, and will eat almost anything! Nevertheless, certain foods are or were taboo among some groups at one time or another. How much do you know about these "banned" foods?
daver852 gold member
Sep 17 15
1659 plays
match quiz  The World's Oldest Restaurants new 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Trivia_Fan54, Sep 03 20

In 2020, "Travel and Leisure" published a list of the world's oldest restaurants. Here are the 10 oldest, including one that served both Mozart and Clint Eastwood. Simply match the name of the restaurant with the food that they are known for serving.
Trivia_Fan54 gold member
Sep 03 20
150 plays
trivia quiz  Gastronomic Migrations cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Sep 03 08

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.
looney_tunes editor
Sep 03 08
3120 plays
trivia quiz  The Lost Language of the American Diner cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Aug 08 16

With the global domination of fast food "restaurants" the golden age of the American diner has passed. However, traditional diners can still be found each with its own language. Here's my tribute to a great American cultural icon & to its niche lexicon.
1nn1 editor
Aug 08 16
621 plays
photo quiz  The Joy of Chocolate cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, Dec 06 18

What could be more delightful than a selection of chocolate delicacies hanging from your Christmas tree? But before you've eaten them all, why not try this quiz about the history of this delicious confection.
stedman editor
Dec 06 18
633 plays
trivia quiz  Edible People cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, Cymruambyth, Aug 14 07

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?
Cymruambyth gold member
Aug 14 07
4119 plays
trivia quiz  Amusing or Interesting Food Facts cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jul 31 17

Ten amusing or intriguing facts on different foods gleaned from encyclopediae or the internet from time to time - just for a bit of fun.
Creedy gold member
Jul 31 17
852 plays
trivia quiz  I Scream, You Scream! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, doublemm, Sep 01 09

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!
Sep 01 09
1785 plays
trivia quiz  Where Does Your Food Come From? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Jennifer5, Aug 30 10

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!
Jennifer5 gold member
Aug 30 10
2757 plays
photo quiz  A Taste of Tercentenary cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, May 07 16

To celebrate my 300th quiz, I invited ten well-known people to a special tercentenary dinner party to experience the food and drink that has shaped British cuisine over the last 300 years.
May 07 16
522 plays
trivia quiz  Eaten Out of House and Home cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nannywoo, Feb 16 13

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?
nannywoo gold member
Feb 16 13
732 plays
trivia quiz  Guess the 1970s Dish cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, mbovary, Aug 26 08

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!
mbovary gold member
Aug 26 08
10341 plays
trivia quiz  American Food History #1: Native Influence cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rwminix, Feb 02 08

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!
Feb 02 08
2322 plays
trivia quiz  Camels to Carrots: A Food For All Quiz cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, uglybird, Feb 06 05

"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."
Feb 06 05
3954 plays
trivia quiz  A Second Helping of Edible People cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, Cymruambyth, Sep 01 07

Pass your plates for another helping of Edible People. See if you can match the name with the dish or drink. Bon appetit!
Cymruambyth gold member
Sep 01 07
1650 plays
trivia quiz  Henry's Medieval Banquet cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Apr 08 13

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!
ponycargirl editor
Apr 08 13
675 plays
trivia quiz  Chef Boyardee: Fact or Fiction cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, mbovary, May 25 08

Join me now for a study of the man, the myth, the maker of meals that shaped so many American childhoods; Chef Boyardee!
mbovary gold member
May 25 08
1266 plays
trivia quiz  Food Facts for Fun cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, tigey, Feb 15 07

This quiz should be interesting. It is full of surprising facts. Good luck and most of all----HAVE FUN!
Feb 15 07
3852 plays
trivia quiz  History of Medieval Food and Drink cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, lorstrivia, Oct 27 10

Step back in time and find out about food and drink in the Middle Ages.
Oct 27 10
732 plays
trivia quiz  Tea and Sympathy, or possibly Chips! cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Englizzie, Nov 16 09

Everything you never needed to know about Tea and English Tea habits.
Nov 16 09
723 plays
trivia quiz  The History of the Sunday Roast cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, poshprice, Mar 10 13

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.
Mar 10 13
720 plays
trivia quiz  Guess the 1980s Dish cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Mbovary, Jan 29 09

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!
Mbovary gold member
Jan 29 09
10140 plays
trivia quiz  Food Innovator cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jcpetersen, Oct 14 15

Most food doesn't just grow on trees. People combine ingredients and create recipes - sometimes by accident. This quiz is about the history and people behind my favorite foods.
Oct 14 15
450 plays
trivia quiz  Hot Dog, We're On A Roll! cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Feb 18 16

This is a Quiz Commission. It must seem strange an Australian is reporting on a quintessential American food icon. Let's go...
1nn1 editor
Feb 18 16
381 plays
trivia quiz  That's Not Mrs Beaton! - Medieval English Cookery cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, SisterSeagull, Sep 09 16

'The Forme of Cury' or 'Method of Cookery' is a 14th Century vellum parchment written by the Master Cooks to King Richard II. One of the earliest books of its kind written in English, here we examine a selection of its recipes.
SisterSeagull gold member
Sep 09 16
183 plays
trivia quiz  Potato or Potatoe? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, AlonsoKing, Apr 12 14

This quiz looks at how the humble potato conquered the world and became the staple food for people everywhere.
Apr 12 14
696 plays
trivia quiz  Cooking on the Hearth: No Microwave, No Stove cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, littlepup, Nov 27 16

Hearth cooking didn't even use a wood stove. With a crane, a wide hearth, lots of cast ironware, a shovel and lid lifter and ladle, you could make any delicacy that you could on a stove, sometimes better!
Nov 27 16
198 plays
trivia quiz  Yuck! Did They Really Eat That? cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, daver852, Sep 13 14

This is a quiz about some of the unusual things that have been considered as tasty food by various cultures throughout history. Warning: some of these questions may cause you to lose your appetite.
daver852 gold member
Sep 13 14
816 plays
trivia quiz  What's That in This Old U.S. Cookbook? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, littlepup, Dec 06 16

I want to bake a cake using a recipe from a 19th Century U.S. cookbook. But what do all these old words and ingredients mean? Can you help?
Dec 06 16
504 plays
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