Quiz about Where Does Your Food Come From
Quiz about Where Does Your Food Come From

Where Does Your Food Come From? Quiz


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!

A multiple-choice quiz by Jennifer5. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
Jennifer5
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
329,812
Updated
Dec 03 21
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1. What is meant by the term 'Welsh rarebit'? Hint

cheese sauce on toast
leeks baked with cheese
rabbit pie with truffles
carrots in a cheese soufflé

2. Spaghetti Bolognese, as its name suggests, originated in Bologna in Italy. In what region of Italy is Bologna? Hint

southern
northern
central
south-eastern

3. What is the name given to the sweet, buttery pastry which often has a fruit, nut or plain iced (frosted) topping? Hint

Norwegian pastry
Swedish pastry
Finnish pastry
Danish pastry

4. From which European country does Parma ham originate? Hint

Spain
France
Italy
Portugal

5. In England, what is traditionally served with Yorkshire pudding? Hint

baked apples
roast beef
ham and eggs
baked salmon

6. The Brazil nut is native to Brazil. True or false?

True
False

7. Which light sponge cake flavoured with a hint of lemon shares its name with that of an island? Hint

Corsica
Gibraltar
Madeira
Wight

8. Which English county is famous for its traditional dish, the hotpot? Hint

Lancashire
Hampshire
Cambridgeshire
Staffordshire

9. When a recipe is described as 'Florentine', such as 'Eggs Florentine', 'Salmon Florentine' etc., which ingredient means 'Florentine'? Hint

spinach
tomato
garlic
carrot

10. Which company makes the English favourite known as Worcestershire Sauce? Hint

Crosse and Blackwell
Lea and Perrins
Tate and Lyle
Brown and Polson


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What is meant by the term 'Welsh rarebit'?

Answer: cheese sauce on toast

Although it was originally called 'Welsh rabbit' the rarebit is anything but a rabbit, as it is made with cheese. Recipes vary greatly, but in general it is a melted cheese sauce served hot on top of toast. Very much a matter of personal taste, some recipes include a little beer or mustard, or (my favourite) Worcestershire sauce.

A 'buck rarebit' is the same but with the addition of a poached egg on top. Cheddar cheese is normally used. It is a very old British recipe, but the exact origin of the name is uncertain.
2. Spaghetti Bolognese, as its name suggests, originated in Bologna in Italy. In what region of Italy is Bologna?

Answer: northern

Bologna is the capital city of the region of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy. Its university, which has the distinction of being the oldest in the world, plays a prominent role in the city's culture. Bologna also has many places of interest and a lively nightlife. Spaghetti Bolognese is popular in many countries and there are several variations of the recipe, even in Italy.
3. What is the name given to the sweet, buttery pastry which often has a fruit, nut or plain iced (frosted) topping?

Answer: Danish pastry

Toppings for the Danish pastry are many and varied. In the UK, the 'apple Danish' is particularly popular. The pastry is said to have originated in Denmark from a recipe by Austrian bakers hired during a Danish bakers' strike in the mid 17th century, with the recipe subsequently altered to the one still used today.
4. From which European country does Parma ham originate?

Answer: Italy

The Italian word for ham is prosciutto, therefore ham that originated in Parma is known in Italian as Prosciutto di Parma. It is one of Italy's top food exports. It is very versatile, being popular in many antipasti dishes, and is a popular starter when served with chilled melon. Another simple but tasty recipe is Parma ham wrapped around cooked, cooled asparagus.
5. In England, what is traditionally served with Yorkshire pudding?

Answer: roast beef

Nowadays, roast beef and Yorkshire pudding is an English Sunday lunchtime favourite. It was, however, originally served just with gravy as a first course, with the roast beef following. It originated in the English county of Yorkshire, going back to at least the mid-16th century.

Yorkshire pudding is made from a light batter of flour, eggs, milk, seasoning and a little fat, baked at the top of a very hot oven until nicely risen, crisp at the edges and golden brown. It is important that the fat and the baking tin are very hot before pouring in the batter. For a different meal, if sausages are baked in the batter mix this is called 'toad in the hole'.
6. The Brazil nut is native to Brazil. True or false?

Answer: true

Brazil nuts do indeed come from Brazil, and also from other South American countries including Peru and Bolivia, Bolivia being the world's largest exporter. The tree they come from is very tall and can grow to a maximum height of as much as 45 metres.

Its name is a misnomer, as it is actually a seed rather than a nut. Brazil nuts are packed with protein and are very high in fat (and calories)!
7. Which light sponge cake flavoured with a hint of lemon shares its name with that of an island?

Answer: Madeira

Madeira cake does not actually originate from the island of Madeira, but is an old English recipe. It was named after Madeira wine, as it used to be customary to eat the cake whilst sipping a glass of the wine. Madeira cake is one of the easiest to make and has a lovely fresh flavour due to the inclusion of lemon zest.
8. Which English county is famous for its traditional dish, the hotpot?

Answer: Lancashire

This is a hearty casserole of lamb and vegetables, with a little stock, topped with thinly sliced potatoes and cooked slowly in a casserole dish in the oven at a low temperature. The Lancashire hotpot traditionally consisted only of lamb and onions under the potato topping, but nowadays root vegetables are often included.
9. When a recipe is described as 'Florentine', such as 'Eggs Florentine', 'Salmon Florentine' etc., which ingredient means 'Florentine'?

Answer: spinach

When a dish is named 'Florentine' it means that spinach is included in the main ingredients. Spinach is very nutritious, being rich in vitamins, iron and antioxidants. It is generally added towards the end of the cooking time because the spinach leaves are thin and wilt down very quickly.

A delicious and easy light meal is eggs Florentine, which is simply a halved muffin, lightly toasted and topped with steamed spinach, a poached egg and hollandaise or white sauce. The term 'Florentine' of course refers to the city of Florence (Firenze) in Italy, which is Tuscany's capital.
10. Which company makes the English favourite known as Worcestershire Sauce?

Answer: Lea and Perrins

First produced on a commercial scale in the 1830s, Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce is still made in Worcester, Worcestershire, at the factory where it has been made since 1897. Now a division of Heinz, it is also manufactured in The US, in New Jersey, albeit with a slightly different recipe. Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce is sold all over the world and for many is an essential kitchen staple.
Source: Author Jennifer5

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