Food & drink 39

From the quiz on 25/4/17.

  1. What is the name, meaning “thirty” in Italian, of the largest drink size available at Starbucks (although not in the UK)? Trenta

  2. What name, from the Tupi for “dregs” and “squeeze out”, is given to the hard white grains of starch obtained from the root of the cassava plant? Tapioca

  3. What name is given to the common cocktail ingredient typically made by mixing sugar and water in the ratio 2:1 with the addition of gum arabic? Gomme syrup

  4. Cuberdons are traditional raspberry-flavoured conical sweets from which European country? Belgium

  5. Phyllis Pechey was the real name of which English celebrity chef? Fanny Cradock

  6. Which American restaurant chain was advertised in the 1980s and 90s by a red rabbit-eared character known as The Noid? Domino’s

  7. Basashi is a Japanese dish of which animal’s meat, sliced thin and served raw? Horse

  8. Louis de Béchamel, after whom bechamel sauce is named, was steward to which King Louis of France? Louis XIV

  9. The Maipo, Rapel, Casablanca and Elqui Valleys are important wine regions in which South American country? Chile

  10. In a classic French dish created by Auguste Escoffier, which fruit is served belle Hélène, that is, poached and served with ice cream and chocolate sauce? Pear

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