Something to sink your teeth into 2

April 8, 2013 in Quizzes

Before I begin, I’d like to invite anyone around Galway to come along to a quiz I’m hosting in aid of YAP Ireland in Flannery’s Hotel, Renmore, on Thursday evening, at 8pm. It should be a great night and it’s definitely a great cause.

Odlums-editIt’s time for me to reveal the answers to the questions I posed in last weekend’s Food Quiz-related article.

In that article, I forgot to mention the contribution a team called ‘The Louisiana Purchase’ made to the night’s entertainment. These were four American students who were always at a disadvantage following Round 3, the Irish food company logos (see below). However, they accepted their handicap with good grace and played on for the rest of the night, even finishing less than 10 points behind their nearest rivals.

As a reward, we threatened them with a glass of the slops of the liquid tasting round but, you’ll be glad to learn, that didn’t come true. In fact, the bar gave them a round on the house. I think they were happy with this outcome. 😉

Here are the answers to the the sample questions:

  1. When milk curdles, the solid part is called ‘curd’, what is the liquid part called? A> Whey
  2. What is the main ingredient in Marzipan? A> Almonds
  3. Which soup dish of leeks and chicken stock, considered the national soup of Scotland, actually originated in France? A> Cock-a-leekie
  4. Which soup is a delicacy in Chinese cuisine made from the salivary excretions of the swiftlet? A> Bird’s Nest Soup
  5. Named after the special earthenware pot in which it is cooked, what North African dish is a rich stew of meat, chicken or fish, and most often includes vegetables or fruit? A> Tajine
  6. What Canadian dish (originally from Quebec), is made with french fries, topped with brown gravy and curd cheese? A> Poutine
  7. Which famous cookware manufacturer has been based in the city of Fresnoy-le-Grand, France, since 1925? A> Le Creuset
  8. Its name means ‘half moon’ in its language of origin. Which kitchen aid is a knife consisting of a single or double curved blade with a handle on each end, often used for chopping herbs? A> Mezzaluna
  9. Officially, what does a pie have that a tart does not? A> A top!
  10. Following a 2012 decision at the European Parliament, March 24th 2013 became the first European day of what very popular dessert food? A> Ice-cream
  11. A traditional Scottish dessert, in modern times it is usually made from a mixture of whipped cream, whisky, honey and fresh raspberries with toasted oatmeal. What is it called? A> Cranachan

Now, here is the afore-mentioned picture round.  The task here is simple, please identify the 10 Irish food producers whose logos have been doctored:


More to follow tomorrow.

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