Quiz about Favourite Foods of the Famous
Quiz about Favourite Foods of the Famous

Favourite Foods of the Famous Trivia Quiz


On the left is a brief description of a food, meal, or beverage. Match to them the famous people from the list on the right that they are named after. (There are clues for non foodies.)

A matching quiz by darksplash. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
darksplash
Time
4 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
400,204
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Very Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
778
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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Mobile instructions: Press on an answer on the right. Then, press on the gray box it matches on the left.
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
QuestionsChoices
1. Piece of meat, or other filling, between two slices of bread.  
Shirley Temple
2. Fill a glass with ice and add grenadine. Top up with ginger ale and lemon-lime soda. Garnish with a maraschino cherry. Drink like a child star.   
Pavel Alexandrovich Stroganoff
3. Mix lean ground beef with onions, garlic, celery and green pepper. Simmer then add beef broth or water. Bring to a boil before serving. Eat like a president.  
Frank Sinatra
4. Non-alcoholic drink made by half-filling a cocktail shaker with lemonade and topping up with iced tea - or should that be tee?  
Christopher Columbus
5. Break some eggs into a pan and start to scramble. When almost done, add in cooked lean ham, fried blood pudding, allow to cool then fry and you will discover a tasty meal.  
Arnold Palmer
6. Take four bananas, quarter cup dark rum, one cup brown sugar, four scoops of vanilla ice cream for your ingredients and get a big easy dessert fit for a crime fighter.  
Richard Foster
7. Take some veal, sautée with shrimp, crab meat, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, roasted garlic. Serve with a light creamy sauce and eat your way with only a few regrets about the calorie count.   
Earl of Sandwich
8. Take a mixture of cream, vanilla ice cream, peaches, raspberries and almonds and sing with delight about this tasty dessert.  
Nellie Melba
9. Take sirloin or flank steak and cut thinly; add mushrooms, onions and a creamy sauce. Eat with rice.  
Ronald Reagan
10. Take 12 eggs, add their weight in sugar and half weight in flour and bake. Then squeeze the juice of five oranges and three lemons into two pounds of sugar and smooth over the cake. A confection worthy of a war leader.  
Robert E. Lee






Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Piece of meat, or other filling, between two slices of bread.

Answer: Earl of Sandwich

It is said that John Montagu, fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792), was such a profligate gambler he would not get up from the card table to eat a meal.

The first 'sandwich' came in 1762 when he reportedly asked for slices of roast beef to be placed between two slices of bread.

Surveys have suggested that turkey is the most popular choice of sandwich filling for Americans.
2. Fill a glass with ice and add grenadine. Top up with ginger ale and lemon-lime soda. Garnish with a maraschino cherry. Drink like a child star.

Answer: Shirley Temple

The origins of the "Shirley Temple" mocktail are disputed, but one attribution is that a bartender at a bar in West Hollywood created the drink to serve to Shirley Temple on her 10th birthday in 1942.

'HuffPost" reported in November 2019 that Shirley Temple claimed to have never liked the drink.

In 1988, she took legal action to prevent a ready-made variety being sold in bottles. She reportedly said" "All a celebrity has is their name." ["New York Times", October 1988.]
3. Mix lean ground beef with onions, garlic, celery and green pepper. Simmer then add beef broth or water. Bring to a boil before serving. Eat like a president.

Answer: Ronald Reagan

"President Ronald Reagan Hamburger Soup" makes a tasty meal.

It is probable that this is a traditional recipe and was attributed to President Reagan to show a more common touch after he expressed a liking for French soups.

In her book "Dining with Leaders, Rebels, Heroes, and Outlaws" (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), Fiona Ross wrote that it was all a distraction from accusations that the Reagans liked fancy, or elitist, food. "After Ronnie was shot in 1981, she [Nancy Reagan] arranged for hamburger soup with hominy and split pea soup to be transported from the White House kitchens to the hospital."

This recipe went out on PR Newswire, on March 11th, 1986.
4. Non-alcoholic drink made by half-filling a cocktail shaker with lemonade and topping up with iced tea - or should that be tee?

Answer: Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer was probably the best golfer of his generation and was revered by generations of golfers that followed.

Arguably he was the first golfer to become famous to people who had never picked up a golf club in their lives. Known as "The King", between 1955 and 1973, Palmer won 62 PGA Tour titles, including seven majors.

Some sources claim that the drink was one that he often asked to be made for him.
5. Break some eggs into a pan and start to scramble. When almost done, add in cooked lean ham, fried blood pudding, allow to cool then fry and you will discover a tasty meal.

Answer: Christopher Columbus

That recipe for 'Scrambled eggs a la Columbus' is taken from an 1893 cookbook "The Epicurean".

It suggests to complete the meal you should sauté slices of beef brain, fold it into the middle of the scrambled eggs and surround it all with the blood pudding.

There are a myriad of ways of cooking and eating eggs. From the late 1950s, the Egg Marketing Board in the United Kingdom used the promotional line "Go To Work On An Egg". It was cooked up by an advertising team at Ogilvy and Mather that was headed by Fay Weldon, who was later to become a best-selling author.
6. Take four bananas, quarter cup dark rum, one cup brown sugar, four scoops of vanilla ice cream for your ingredients and get a big easy dessert fit for a crime fighter.

Answer: Richard Foster

Combine the butter, sugar and cinnamon; cook over a low heat; stir in banana liqueur then add the bananas. Add in then ignite the rum. Remove the mixture and pour over the ice cream. Delicious.

"Bananas Foster" was created in New Orleans in the 1950s by chef Paul Blange in honour of Richard Foster, a member of the New Orleans Crime Commission.

That happened at Brennan's Restaurant and according to at least one source, 35,000 lbs of bananas are used at that restaurant each year in this dessert.
7. Take some veal, sautée with shrimp, crab meat, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, roasted garlic. Serve with a light creamy sauce and eat your way with only a few regrets about the calorie count.

Answer: Frank Sinatra

"Veal Sinatra" was named after singer and movie star Frank Sinatra.

The meal was often served at Patsy's Italian Restaurant at West 56th Street, New York City. The restaurant claims to have served some of the top stars since it was established in 1944. These included 'Old Blue Eyes'.
8. Take a mixture of cream, vanilla ice cream, peaches, raspberries and almonds and sing with delight about this tasty dessert.

Answer: Nellie Melba

"Peach Melba" or "Peaches Melba" was created by Georges Auguste Escoffier, who was head chef at the Savoy Hotel in London while Dame Nellie Melba was staying there in 1893.

Helen Porter Mitchell, May 19th, 1861 to February 23rd, 1931, was born near Melbourne, Australia. The name "Melba" is said to be after her home city. Nellie Melba was perhaps the most famous soprano of her generation and for more than 40 years was in huge demand at opera houses the world over.

She is also noted as having four foods created. As well as Peaches Melba, there was Melba toast, Melba sauce, and Melba garniture.
9. Take sirloin or flank steak and cut thinly; add mushrooms, onions and a creamy sauce. Eat with rice.

Answer: Pavel Alexandrovich Stroganoff

It may have been named after Count Pavel Alexandrovich Stroganov, but he never tasted it - having died in battle 74 years before it was created.

There are a lot of claims on the internet. Writing in 'Fork+Plate' in 2014, Susan Waggoner condensed it down to a single essence: in a cooking competition at St Petersburg, Russia, in 1891 French chef Charles Briere won with a meal he called 'Beef Stroganov'.

The - Stroganovs - also spelled Stroganoff - were a very old and very rich Russian family. Waggoner opines that it is "possible" that Briere worked for a branch of the Stroganov family and simply named his dish after a famous member of the family.

'Cook's Info', though, dates it earlier, stating that it was invented in 1871 for Count Grigory Stroganov (1770-1857), who had lost all teeth and couldn't chew meat. That source concedes that it "is probably just a more refined version of similar, pre-existing recipes".

In the west it is most commonly spelled "Beef Stroganoff".

** This quiz author likes Beef Stroganoff - all except for the mushrooms which are carefully picked out and thrown in the bin: where they belong.
10. Take 12 eggs, add their weight in sugar and half weight in flour and bake. Then squeeze the juice of five oranges and three lemons into two pounds of sugar and smooth over the cake. A confection worthy of a war leader.

Answer: Robert E. Lee

That is just one list of ingredients for "Robert E. Lee Lemon Cake". There are others, with varying quantities and weights of ingredient.

Sources date the first written recipe to 1879, nine years after Lee's death.

The cake may well have been known to the Lee family for many years, Anne Carter Zimmer wrote in "The Robert E. Lee Family Cooking and Housekeeping Book" in 1997.
Source: Author darksplash

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