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March of the Pigs
  March of the Pigs    
Photo Match
 10 Qns
Pig's Feet--A Matter of Taste!
Pig's trotter or pettitoe (the culinary term for pig's feet) are found in many international recipes. The photo clues will (hopefully) direct you to a specific country/area which is "home" to these platters of porcine paws.
Tough, 10 Qns, sally0malley, Mar 19 24
sally0malley gold member
Mar 19 24
46 plays
  Guild Steak of the Onion editor best quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Guild chefs have all prepared a ten-course meal for your enjoyment. See what you know of some fine dishes from all around the world. Stroll down FunTrivia Lane, stop at some Guild members' fine food establishments and sample some question delicacies!
Tough, 10 Qns, LeoDaVinci, Sep 07 16
LeoDaVinci editor
12010 plays
  Fine, Gourmet Foods   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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!
Tough, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Feb 23 20
thejazzkickazz gold member
Feb 23 20
5163 plays
Gone to Lunch
  Gone to Lunch   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
What do you have for lunch? Shop-bought sandwiches? Soup? Salad? Alternatively, you could try one of these meals from around the world.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Apr 19 18
Kankurette gold member
Apr 19 18
445 plays
  Regional Delicacies of Africa    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
On Phoenix Rising's whirlwind tour of Africa on its Global Tour Red Crew visited over 20 counties but still had time to sample the cuisine of another ten African countries
Average, 10 Qns, smpdit, Oct 09 22
Oct 09 22
175 plays
  What a Dish!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll give you name of a dish, and you'll give me the country or region of origin. The answer will contain the recipe! For those who don't do metric, imperial measures are given in brackets. Bon Appetit!.
Tough, 10 Qns, Cymruambyth, Jun 16 06
Cymruambyth gold member
1002 plays
  Cosmopolitan Cuisine   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
One of my favorite hobbies is trying new foods from different cultures. Here are 10 questions about food from around the world! Be careful, don't drool on your keyboard!
Tough, 10 Qns, pusdoc, May 31 07
pusdoc gold member
1277 plays
  A Man's Got to Know His Dinner Reservations    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
With continuing apologies to Mr. Eastwood, here is the third food related quiz based on quotes from the "Dirty Harry" films of the 1970s. This time we explore some world famous restaurants and the foods that made getting dinner reservations so difficult
Average, 10 Qns, adam36, Sep 20 15
adam36 gold member
284 plays
  Food, Ecuador, Food    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ecuador is a South American country which has some wonderful and exotic food. Please take this fun quiz. Buen provecho!
Tough, 10 Qns, mrgrouchy, Mar 27 09
508 plays
  Supper with the Sultan of Sultrivia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Well pleased with the recent changes he has wrought in his realm, the Sultan of Sultrivia has asked me - his most favored cook - to delight and surprise him with ten tasty new treats. Can you guess what will be on the menu?
Tough, 10 Qns, beergirllaura, Oct 22 12
324 plays
  More Worldwide Food and Drink    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Another offering of questions concerning food and drink from around the world. I hope you enjoy.
Tough, 10 Qns, twelvebore, Apr 27 08
713 plays
  Comida! South American Food and Drinks    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
No tacos or burgers here! Do you really know about the flavors of the New World? Test it here!
Tough, 10 Qns, gfloco, May 28 11
323 plays
  The Bus Stops Here - World Food [4]   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
As a sidekick to Funtrivia's '195 Day Bus Ride', here is some of the food you would eat at each of the countries we visit.
Tough, 10 Qns, geniusonwheels, Apr 25 11
578 plays
  What's That Ingredient?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Take a tour of famous food dishes from around the world and see if you can select the missing recipe ingredient.
Difficult, 10 Qns, flossy50, Apr 05 14
1096 plays
  This Quiz is a Delicacy!    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This is the most delicious spelling bee quiz you'll ever play! See, I'm a bit of a food connoisseur, and all the words in this spelling bee quiz are fancy kinds of food. Good luck, and be careful not to drool on the keyboard!
Tough, 25 Qns, the_peacemaker, Jan 28 23
Jan 28 23
949 plays
  The Bus Stops Here - World Food [1]    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
As a sidekick to Funtrivia's '195 Day Bus Ride', here is some of the food you would eat at each of the countries we visit.
Tough, 10 Qns, geniusonwheels, Feb 19 10
431 plays
  Even More Worldwide Food and Drink    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Another set of questions concerning food and drink from around the world, no particular country, no particular region. Might I suggest that you take your time, there's no prize for being the fastest (that I know of!) I hope you enjoy.
Difficult, 10 Qns, twelvebore, Apr 27 08
674 plays
  Protect My Food    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Not your typical food quiz, these are foods that are considered to be "protected" to ensure consumers get what they pay for.
Tough, 10 Qns, GoodVibe, May 10 21
GoodVibe gold member
May 10 21
468 plays
  The Bus Stops Here - World Food [2]    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
As a sidekick to Funtrivia's '195 Day Bus Ride', here is some of the food you would eat at each of the countries we visit.
Tough, 10 Qns, geniusonwheels, Jan 15 20
Jan 15 20
405 plays
  Kosher Jewish Cuisine    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about Jewish food from a kosher perspective.
Tough, 10 Qns, RhinosNRoses, Jul 09 19
Jul 09 19
792 plays
  Vegetarian Cooking Hare Krishna - The Book and Tri    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This may be a difficult quiz because not many people are into this kind of cooking! The questions are about the food and the book.
Tough, 25 Qns, nataliejosh, Aug 23 16
766 plays
  The Bus Stops Here - World Food [3]    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
As a sidekick to Funtrivia's '195 Day Bus Ride', here is some of the food you would eat at each of the countries we visit.
Tough, 10 Qns, geniusonwheels, Mar 05 10
398 plays
  The Bus Stops Here - World Food [5]    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
As a sidekick to Funtrivia's '195 Day Bus Ride', here is some of the food you would eat at each of the countries we visit.
Difficult, 10 Qns, geniusonwheels, Apr 20 10
349 plays
  Travel. Enjoy. EAT.    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Let's try to guess the dishes from around the world. It would be great to know the name of these delicious food as well.
Tough, 10 Qns, rohnald, Dec 30 15
391 plays
  World Food    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome. An attempt to interest you with ten questions concerning food from around the world. Not specific to any particular country or region. I hope you enjoy.
Difficult, 10 Qns, twelvebore, Feb 14 14
1190 plays
  Food Survey    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A sundry selection of culinary questions for your sapid imagination. Have fun.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jun 30 18
Very Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
Jun 30 18
1914 plays
  International Culinary Delights    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
Take a chance with some of these odd culinary tidbits...perhaps you've heard of some of them?
Very Difficult, 5 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jan 18 06
Very Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
1198 plays

Food Around the World for Experts Trivia Questions

1. Which staple of Congolese food is typically made from cassava and plantain mixed over heat?

From Quiz
Regional Delicacies of Africa

Answer: Fufu

Fufu, also spelt foofoo and fou fou (among others) is a staple in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and several other West and Central African countries. Pre-boiled cassava is pounded and mixed together with plantain or cocoyam and water over heat until it forms a sticky dough. To eat, a small piece is broken off, rolled into a small ball and dipped into soups or stews. Semolina or maize flour is sometimes substituted for the cassava. Phoenix Rising's leith90 was reminded her of the beef stew and dumplings of her childhood when writing this question.

2. What country's cheeses of Emmental, Gruyere, and Raclette are considered protected?

From Quiz Protect My Food

Answer: Switzerland

The Swiss have a classification called AOP (appellation d'origine protégée), the local version of the EU classification "Protected Designation of Origin". Unlike most of Western Europe, Switzerland is not a member of the European Union.

3. This noodle dish is popular in Korea. Seafood and other meats are mixed with the noodles to make a tasty treat.

From Quiz Travel. Enjoy. EAT.

Answer: Jjamppong

Traditionally, jjamppong is a mixture of noodles, seafood, other meats and vegetables. Contrary to what people know, this dish can be prepared without the spicy taste.

4. The Sultan of Sultrivia is really going to like the drink I am going to make for him. Created with fermented wheat, sugar and water, then served with cinnamon, do you know what Turkish drink is going to please him?

From Quiz Supper with the Sultan of Sultrivia

Answer: boza

Also called bosa, the drink is popular in several countries. In Turkey, the malt beverage is made from fermented wheat, while elsewhere it can be made from corn or millet. Rather low in alcohol content, the beverage is actually a nourishing drink - high in vitamins and good for the digestive system.

5. Probably Peru's most famous dish, Cebiche (also Ceviche, Seviche) is a seafood dish that's estimated to have been around for over 3,000 years. But let's cut to the chase: How is the fish (or other seafood) prepared in this delicacy?

From Quiz Comida! South American Food and Drinks

Answer: Marinated in fruit juices

Older than Jesus Christ, the Cebiche features fish "cooked" in citrus-based mixtures, mostly lime and lemon. The citric acids in the fruit juices trigger a process called "denaturation" on the meat's proteins, which causes it to "cook". Due to the fish not being cooked with heat, the chef must be careful and the fish must be fresh in order to avoid food poisoning.

6. The Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda: our party decides to taste the national dish of the country, fungie. Most of this dish is made from what?

From Quiz The Bus Stops Here - World Food [2]

Answer: Cornmeal

Fungie, along with a spinach soup called pepperpot, is the national dish of Antigua and Barbuda. Fungie resembles the Italian dish polenta, and is often eaten in Antigua and Barbuda in ball form. Other Antiguan foods include seafood, chicken, bananas, pineapples, coffee, and key lime.

7. Shrimp ceviche is an extremely popular appetizer in Ecuador. Which condiment is often used in making Quito-style Ecuadorian ceviche?

From Quiz Food, Ecuador, Food

Answer: ketchup

Ceviche (also spelled "cebiche") is a mouth-watering seafood treat which is made in many Latin American countries such as Ecuador, Peru and Colombia. In Manabi, Ecuador, shrimp ceviche is marinated in a citrus-based mixture, usually lemon or lime, and then served in a large bowl. Ketchup or tomato sauce is often used to make Quito-style ceviche.

8. Which (originally) Danish drink is renowned as a 'pick-me-up' in the morning to relieve a hangover or general malaise?

From Quiz Even More Worldwide Food and Drink

Answer: Gammel Dansk.

On the label it says: 'Gør godt om morgenen, efter dagens dont, under jagten, på fisketuren, eller som aperitif' which means 'Gammel Dansk does you good in the morning, after the day's work, when you go hunting, on a fishing trip, or as an aperitif'. Gammel Dansk (translation = 'Old Danish')is an alcoholic drink (38% ABV) made with lots of herbs and spices. It is actually not used as a mixer but is certainly used as a tonic. A tonic is defined by Webster's as a drug that increases body tone or something that invigorates, restores, refreshes or stimulates. I have tried it and found it to be toe-curlingly bitter, but surprisingly effective. Much to the chagrin of most Danes, the company that makes Gammel Dansk is now Swedish-owned. Luckily, they did not rename the drink 'Old Swedish'. Aquavit is a spirit brewed mainly in Norway. Black Dane is a cocktail of Kahlua, Jubilæum Aquavit and ice. Danish Mary is another cocktail being a mix of Aalborg Taffel Aquavit, tomato juice, Tabasco, fresh dill and celery stalk - more like a liquid salad!

9. What would be the best description of the English drink known as Scrumpy?

From Quiz More Worldwide Food and Drink

Answer: Fermented apple juice.

Scrumpy, sometimes called 'rough cider' is traditionally brewed in the 'West Country' of the UK. Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Avon are the biggest producers, however Herefordshire does produce a significant quantity. It is made from the juice of pressed apples which is left to ferment. The alcohol content is not as high as wine being typically 4 to 6%. But, some smaller producers do not have sophisticated refining processes and the after-effects of drinking scrumpy can be quite distressing. Visitors to the UK should be discouraged from imbibing too freely of 'local' produce and stay with proprietory brands.

10. 'A chicken breast removed from the breast-bone, but with the skin left on and a small portion of the wing bone still attached.' What does this describe?

From Quiz World Food

Answer: Supreme

The correct answer is a chicken supreme, try asking for them the next time you visit the butcher. Some say that leaving the bone at the front of the breast helps with cooking, but I have not found that in my experience. At a dinner party it will impress your guests. The others answers are simply similar names to confuse the unwary.

11. Ethiopian food is generally eaten with the hands. It is served with injera, a spongy flatbread made from what ancient grain?

From Quiz Cosmopolitan Cuisine

Answer: tef

If you visit an Ethiopian restaurant (which I must confess I have only done in the US, haven't traveled there), you generally eat communally, often sitting on the floor. Many of the dishes are stews, and are often fairly spicy.

12. Definition: "A flour tortilla folded in half around a flavorful filling of ingredients, then fried or toasted and served with sour cream and/or salsa." Spanish, pronounced "KAY-suh-DEE-uh".

From Quiz This Quiz is a Delicacy!

Answer: quesadilla

Oh, these things are awesome! You can fill them with anything you want - chickens, beans, peppers, onions, etc. They've become very popular even outside of Mexico, and they're just as easy to make as grilled cheese! Believe me, you've got to try them if you haven't already.

13. What do you call homemade cheese?

From Quiz Vegetarian Cooking Hare Krishna - The Book and Tri

Answer: Panir

Gi is clarified butter, dahi is yogurt and pury are whole wheat scones made in oil.

14. What is the Malaysian fruit which resembles a pear with brown scaly skin?

From Quiz International Culinary Delights

Answer: salak

The salak is also known as 'snake fruit' because of its leathery covering and interesting colorings. Inside is a segmented white fruit.

15. Eru soup is a dish from Cameroon. What leafy vegetable is eru most often compared to?

From Quiz Regional Delicacies of Africa

Answer: Spinach

Eru, or okok, is often called "wild spinach" in English. It is a leaf that grows on a vine - despite its appearance it is a gymnosperm and thus more closely related to pine than to other leafy species. The leaves were generally harvested from the forest, but there have been efforts to cultivate the plant for agricultural use. The soup includes crayfish and palm oil as well as other meats and vegetables. The soup hails from the Bayangi people of southwestern Cameroon. It is often served with fufu, specifically "water fufu" which is a soft, cassava dough pinched off and dipped in the soup. Player pusdoc of Phoenix Rising has tried fufu that she suspects isn't anything like the real thing.

16. Several forms of Speck (a ham) such as Alto Adige and Gailtaler have been protected in what European region?

From Quiz Protect My Food

Answer: Tyrol

Tyrol is a German-speaking region that includes Austria and Italy. Speck is a type of cured ham produced in the region and three varieties are given PDO and PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) status: Speck Alto Adige PGI from the South Tyrol region of Italy, Gailtaler Speck from the Carnithia region of Austria, and the juniper-flavored Tiroler speck from the Austrian side of the Tyrol religion.

17. One of Japan's best delicacies is this dish consisting of fresh raw fish or meat sliced into thin pieces.

From Quiz Travel. Enjoy. EAT.

Answer: Sashimi

Aside from fresh fish and meat, the other ingredients that can be used to make sashimi are squid, shrimp, scallop and octopus.

18. The bus, which doubles as a boat, now travels to the Caribbean to the island of Barbados. The national dish of the country consists of two parts: cou-cou (a cornmeal and okra dish), and what type of fish?

From Quiz The Bus Stops Here - World Food [5]

Answer: Flying fish

Barbados has earned the nickname 'The Land of the Flying Fish'. Barbadian currency even depicts flying fish. In the dish of cou-cou and flying fish, the fish is usually fried or steamed.

19. "Cuy" is a delicacy which is eaten mostly in the Ecuadorian highlands. Which type of animal is a "cuy"?

From Quiz Food, Ecuador, Food

Answer: a guinea pig

A "cuy" is an animal which closely resembles a guinea pig. It is a staple for people who reside in the mountainous regions of Ecuador. The animal is called "cuy" because of the sound it makes. I have never tried "cuy", so I cannot comment on its taste.

20. In which part of the world would you be if served the local dish 'Ceviche' (also spelled as cebiche, seviche or cevice)?

From Quiz More Worldwide Food and Drink

Answer: South America.

Ceviche is a dish of fish marinated in citrus fruit, usually lemon or lime or a combination of both, but other citrus fruits may be used. The derivation of the word is unclear with some sources claiming that it's a Quechua word 'siwichi', but other sources suggest it is likely to be a variation of another Spanish word, "escabeche" (marinade). Traditional Ceviche would be fish marinated for about three hours in which time the citric acid has the effect of cooking or 'pickling' the fish. The results taste more akin to cooked fish than Japanese Sashimi which is served raw. The choice of fish is very much dependent on the area where the dish is prepared, but shrimps, sea bass, octopus, crab, shark, sole, halibut, tuna, mackerel etc. can all be used in its preparation. A dish which I have made myself using mackerel, sliced onion and salt in a half and half mixture of lemon and lime juice. Great as a starter for small dinner parties, easy and quick to prepare, can be prepared in advance (actually it HAS to be prepared in advance), excellent served with a small salad of rocket, cos or little gem lettuce, and cucumber, and if you feel artistic, add a slice of cherry tomato to give colour.

21. Name the two fish from which we primarily harvest red and black caviar.

From Quiz World Food

Answer: Salmon and sturgeon

With the main area of supply being the Caspian Sea, the sturgeon and salmon supply black and red caviar respectively. Normally eaten in Russia with blini (pancakes) it can be a delicious canape or snack. There are various grades of black caviar, the best of which translates as 'slightly salted'.The blini we see in our (UK) supermarkets are nothing like the genuine article, real ones are larger and thinner, just like our own Shrove Tuesday pancakes. The sea trout and bass are not used as a source of caviar.

22. What type of restaurant would you most likely be patronizing if you order a tajine?

From Quiz Cosmopolitan Cuisine

Answer: Moroccan

A tajine is both the food and the cooking pot, which is covered and thus allows slow cooking and collection of cooking liquids.

23. What is fish yuck?

From Quiz Kosher Jewish Cuisine

Answer: The gelled broth on gefilte fish

Its the jelly on gefilte fish. The best way to enjoy it is to take a napkin and wipe it off.

24. It's summertime and I feel like a classic Caesar salad. I have some romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese and croutons, what else should I add to follow the original recipe?

From Quiz What's That Ingredient?

Answer: Egg yolks

Caesar salad was invented in 1924 by Caesar Cardini, an Italian restaurateur and chef in Mexico. There are many modern variations on this salad but the original contained four basic ingredients and a dressing with Worcestershire sauce.

25. "A dessert of cake filled with espresso or cognac, layered with mascarpone cheese, topped with shaved chocolate, and decorated with ladyfinger cookies." Italian, pronounced "TIR-uh-MEE-soo".

From Quiz This Quiz is a Delicacy!

Answer: tiramisu

Italian for "pick me up", tiramisu is a dessert well into the realm of culinary aesthetes. People can be very picky about the way tiramisu tastes, especially if it's too much like cheesecake or pudding. Even so, that doesn't mean it's only for millionaires to enjoy; go to almost any fancy restaurant and it should be on the dessert menu.

26. Varieties of this pelagic delicacy include Olympia, European flat and Kumamoto. Which delicious shellfish comes in these varieties?

From Quiz Fine, Gourmet Foods

Answer: Oysters

Wonderful oysters can be eaten raw, smoked or cooked. They can be used to make po' boy sandwiches, creamy oyster stew, and in stuffings. Oysters are a cross-cultural delight, used in cuisines across the world...they are abundant throughout the world's oceans and seas!

27. What do you call rice with coconut?

From Quiz Vegetarian Cooking Hare Krishna - The Book and Tri

Answer: Naryal Chaval

Chaval is simply rice, palak chaval is rice with spinach and masala bhat is spiced rice.

28. Who made the first Banbury Cakes in the town of Oxfordshire?

From Quiz Food Survey

Answer: Makham

29. If one were to get real lambic, what would he get?

From Quiz Protect My Food

Answer: Beer

Lambic is a beer brewed in the Brussels area known for its sour aftertaste. Lambic does not use cultivated strains of brewer's yeast, but is developed through spontaneous fementation with wild yeasts native to the Zenne valley. Framboise is a type of lambic made with raspberries.

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