Food & drink 16

From the quiz on 1/9/15.

  1. What is the name of the simple cocktail consisting of cider and lager, to which a dash of blackcurrant cordial is often added? Snakebite

  2. Which of the five mother sauces must be added to poached eggs, ham and toasted muffins to make eggs Benedict? Hollandaise

  3. What name, from the Italian for “concentrated”, is given to an extra-strong espresso prepared with much less hot water than usual? Ristretto

  4. Which large exotic fruit, with a name from the Malay for “thorn”, is commonly referred to as the “king of fruits” and is often banned from enclosed public spaces because of its strong odour? Durian

  5. Which fish is salt-cured and puréed with olive oil and milk to make the Provençal dish brandade? Cod

  6. Which spice is made from the stigmata of the flowering plant Crocus sativus? Saffron

  7. What name, literally meaning “deliciousness” in Japanese, is given to the fifth basic taste in humans, corresponding to the savoury flavour of glutamates such as monosodium glutamate (MSG)? Umami

  8. From which island of the Inner Hebrides do the Scotch whiskies Bowmore, Laphroaig and Lagavulin come? Islay

  9. According to their packaging, Fruit Salad sweets are which two fruit flavours? Pineapple and raspberry

  10. What name, from the French for “flight in the wind”, is given to a small round case of puff pastry filled with a variety of ingredients? Vol-au-vent


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