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trivia quiz  Hostess Twinkie History 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, maskman22, Jun 24 09

The Hostess Twinkie has been around for years. Now it's time for a quiz on it's history.
Jun 24 09
597 plays
trivia quiz  Mess is Lore 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Jdeanflpa, Jul 15 18

Lore is the accumulated knowledge, stories and legends of a group on a specific subject. Our specific subject is military food, called "mess", complaints aside it derives from the Old French "mes" meaning a portion of food. Come explore the lore of mess!
Jul 15 18
288 plays
trivia quiz  That's Not Mrs Beaton! - Medieval English Cookery 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
171 plays
trivia quiz  Happy Historical Holiday Dish 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, stephgm67, Dec 22 16

A listing in "Reader's Digest" about holiday dishes around the world caught my eye. Let's dive into the history of some of these delicious festive treats and the country to which they are paired.
stephgm67 gold member
Dec 22 16
234 plays
trivia quiz  Lincoln - President, Emancipator..Foodie? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, stephgm67, Jul 26 16

Abraham Lincoln is well known as one of the more influential leaders in history. But what many don't know is that he was also very interested in the preparation and partaking of food. Join me in a look at gastronomy through his life.
stephgm67 gold member
Jul 26 16
246 plays
trivia quiz  We'll Eat Again: Food in Wartime Britain 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, alex_april, Nov 08 14

The efforts and ingenuity of British housewives to cook interesting and tasty food for their families under rationing in World War II has always interested me and led to this, my first quiz.
Nov 08 14
324 plays
trivia quiz  Guess the 1990s Dish 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, mbovary, Jun 03 09

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!
mbovary gold member
Jun 03 09
2184 plays
trivia quiz  Lady Rowena Invites You... 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Jul 17 13 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.
Rowena8482 gold member
Jul 17 13
303 plays
trivia quiz  Dark Matter 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, cathyR88, Jul 01 13

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?
Jul 01 13
477 plays
trivia quiz  History of Victorian Food and Drink 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, lorstrivia, Feb 11 10

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.
Feb 11 10
642 plays
trivia quiz  Food Tales 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, russalka, Jan 07 15

How some foods were named, misnamed or misrepresented.
Jan 07 15
396 plays
trivia quiz  Food in ancient Greece and Rome 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Ampelos, Dec 05 13

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.
Ampelos gold member
Dec 05 13
387 plays
trivia quiz  Salt: Can't live without it, or can we? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, smeone, Aug 18 14

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.
Aug 18 14
420 plays
trivia quiz  It Wasn't All Bad - A history of British Food 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, Englizzie, Jul 05 09

British Food has gained a dreadful reputation over the years - some true, some false. Find out more
Jul 05 09
810 plays
trivia quiz  A Brief History Of Greek Cuisine 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, wilbill, Jan 02 17

Ask any visitor to Greece what parts of their journey they most enjoyed and "the food" will be near the top of the list. Here are a few questions about how our delicious Greek cuisine became what it is today.
wilbill gold member
Jan 02 17
147 plays
trivia quiz  Regional Cooking in the U.S. 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nmerr, Oct 02 13

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.
nmerr gold member
Oct 02 13
552 plays
trivia quiz  The Urban Legends Diner 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, czolgolz, Oct 30 05

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?
Oct 30 05
2397 plays
trivia quiz  Wrong Way 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, tiye, Nov 19 14

Kitchen disasters and experimental mishaps have often produced unexpectedly interesting results. Here's ten culinary incidents where something went terribly or deliciously WRONG!
tiye gold member
Nov 19 14
561 plays
trivia quiz  History of Food Lore 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jul 04 02

A good quiz.
Very Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
Jul 04 02
2238 plays
trivia quiz  Pizza: The Historical View 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, joemc37, Aug 07 07

Just some baked dough with toppings huh? How much do you really know about one the world's most popular and diverse culinary masterpieces?
Aug 07 07
1272 plays
trivia quiz  Fad Diets throughout History 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, mbovary, Aug 24 10

Throughout the ages, man has been aching for a magic bullet to help himself loose those extra pounds! Let's take a stroll through time and marvel at his many, and perhaps misguided attempts to tackle this ageless problem.
mbovary gold member
Aug 24 10
447 plays
trivia quiz  Ketchup Through Time 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, dobrov, Jan 31 02

A staple of the gourmand's table for over three hundred years, here's a quiz that celebrates that caliph of condiments, that sovereign of sauces - my beloved ketchup.
Jan 31 02
1578 plays
trivia quiz  American Food History #2: Spanish Influence 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, rwminix, Feb 09 08

I love to cook & I love history so, this series is about what Americans eat & why. We started with the Native Americans & now work our way forward in time to the Spanish. Even a couple of recipes are included. Bon appetit, amigos!
Feb 09 08
561 plays
trivia quiz  The Receipt Book of Harriott Pinckney Horry 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, pigwaller, Sep 01 07

In 1770, Harriot Pinckney Horry of South Carolina started her cook book, which survives today and is in print. See how much of Colonial Cooking you recognize! There are some odd capitals and spelling in the quiz, they're copied directly from the cookbook
Sep 01 07
465 plays
trivia quiz  Interesting Culinary Tidbits 5 questions
Tough, 5 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Sep 10 00

Some fascinating tidbits about the world of food, spanning the 20th century.
thejazzkickazz gold member
Sep 10 00
3654 plays
trivia quiz  The Tim Tam Slam 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, suomy, Mar 10 13

This quiz touches on a subject close to the hearts of a few (perhaps millions of) drinkers of hot beverages ... dunking biscuits (or cookies, if you are American). Let's see what you know.
Mar 10 13
348 plays
trivia quiz  World Records Big Food 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Paul1405, May 09 10

This quiz is about food, big food, World record food.
Very Difficult
May 09 10
318 plays
trivia quiz  I Can't Believe I Ate the Whole Thing! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Ted_Striker, Jul 30 14

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!
Jul 30 14
282 plays
trivia quiz  Food History pt. 2 5 questions
Difficult, 5 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Sep 10 00

The dark history of food additives, people, and behaviors.
thejazzkickazz gold member
Sep 10 00
1683 plays
trivia quiz  Ancient Food History 5 questions
Very Difficult, 5 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Sep 10 00

Very Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
Sep 10 00
2049 plays
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