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1. Cod with cheese sauce is named after one of the advisors to the French king, Henry IV. Who was this advisor?
2. A famous recipe for roast beef is the following: slice the roast beef, apply cheese and other seasonings between the slices and put the dish into a hot oven. This recipe was named after a Russian prince, who conspired against Czar Peter III. Who was this prince and favourite of Czarina Catharina II?
3. A steak covered with a fried egg is named after "The Iron Chancellor", a notorious politician who reunited his country in the nineteenth century. Who was this "Iron Chancellor"?
4. One of the most commonly used sauces in the kitchen is made by frying some butter, then adding flour and milk to obtain a smooth sauce. The sauce is flavoured with pepper, salt and nutmeg. This sauce probably derives its name from a chief cook under the French king, Louis XIV. Who was this cook?
5. A recipe of avocado with ginger and sherry was given the last name of the Emperor Napoleon. What was his last name?
6. Pork chops Mountbatten are made with onions, gherkins and parsley. The name was of course derived from Lord Mountbatten, supreme commander of the British forces in Asia during World War II. Lord Mountbatten died on August 27th, 1979, when his boat was bombed by a terrorist movement. Which terrorist group killed Lord Mountbatten?
7. In this question I'm looking for a French chemist who promoted the potato. Fried potatoes with parsley are named after him. Who was this chemist?
8. Petite Marmite Henry IV is a soup named after the French king Henry IV. It contains chicken, oxtail, beef chops and Savoy cabbage. Which is Henry IV's famous quote?
9. One of the most famous registered trademarks of Belgian chocolates was filed by a certain Mister Kestekidis, who founded a chocolate factory in Brussels in 1910. He adopted as his trade mark the name of a Spartan general who fought the Persian army near the Thermopylae in 480 B.C. Each chocolate is decorated with a picture of a Greek soldier (complete with armour, helmet and lance). Who was this Spartan general?
10. A famous aperitif is made of white wine and creme de cassis. It is named after the mayor of the French city of Dijon during World War II. Who was this mayor?
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