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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Answers to Today's Quiz

Hi everyone and here are the answers to this morning's quiz.

1. Bagaceira is the Portugese brandy made from the pomace of crushed grapes. It's called Marc in France and Grappa in Italy. That was a tough one. You pretty well had to be Portugese to get it right.

2. The name of the pasta that is shaped like a butterfly or what I commonly refer to as bow tie is Farfalle.

3. The plant from which Tequila comes from is the Blue Agave or what it is sometimes called the argarth , maguey , or mezcal. Although there are many varieties of the plant , by law , tequila can only come from the blue agave that is grown in the state of Jalisco.

4. Strega comes from Benvenuto Naples in Italy. It is a bright yellow liqueur made from more than 70 different herbs , fruits , and bark. Strega means " witch " in Italian and they say if you share Strega with someone you will remain good friends. Hmmm..

5. Cygne in english mean swan. You know that dessert everyone loves with whip cream on the inside and drizzled chocolate all over the swan of puff pastry. Yummy!

Hope you all enjoyed this as much as I did! By doing I keep reviewing!


bulletholes said...

I should have knownn the Swan for a variety of reasons!
First there is the constellation Cygne, or the Swan....then the poem by Baudelaire written for Victor hugo, then the myth of Leda and the Swan, and to think me, with four years of French!

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Bulletholes..I thought for sure that was yours' to get right. Next time. Hey Chef!