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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

5 Questions To Test Your Knowledge

Here is the 5 questions for this week. Answers will be posted tomorrow. George you did well last week so let's see if you can continue raising the bar for the others.

1. In classical French Cooking when you see the name Du Barry what vegetable will always be part of the dish ?

2. When you are in France and working as a waiter and the Maitre'd ask you to debarrasser la table , what is he telling you to do?

3. A dish in French cooking that contains Crecy means the dish has what vegetable as the main ingredient?

4. Is the Beaujolais region where the Gamay grape dominates a part of Burgundy? Yes or no.

5. Alisier is an eau de vie from France. What is the fruit base used for this eau de vie?

Alright I concentrated on France for the most part today. If you get 2 right I think you did pretty good. A bonus point for the last question.

4 comments:

George said...

Good Morning, Steve;

Merci Beaucoup for your very kind words. This was a bit of a tricky quiz; thank you for all the hard work you put in to it!


1. In classical French Cooking when you see the name Du Barry what vegetable will always be part of the dish ?
A: Cauliflower. Comtesse Du Barry was quite a fashion trend setter, wearing her hair in high piled curls. This apparently reminded at least one chef of a cauliflower, and thus he included it in a dish he named in Madame's honor.

2. When you are in France and working as a waiter and the Maitre'd ask you to debarrasser la table , what is he telling you to do?
A: You have just been asked to clear the table.

3. A dish in French cooking that contains Crecy means the dish has what vegetable as the main ingredient?
A: Carrots; specifically pureed carrots. I'm going to resist any mention of the Battle of Crecy, English Archers, etc...

4. Is the Beaujolais region where the Gamay grape dominates a part of Burgundy? Yes or no.
A: Tricky. I'm going to answer yes and no. The Beaujolais region spans both Burgundy and Rhone, and while administratively part of Burgundy, the climate of the Beaujolais region more closely resembles Rhone.

5. Alisier is an eau de vie from France. What is the fruit base used for this eau de vie?
A: Alisier is made from red serviceberries.

Manuel said...

George has them all.......I am not needed.....

chef's kitchen rant said...

I was too late this time. only got 4 right though the last one got me.

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Chef's kitchen rant...that is very good and probably easy for you. I do a quiz every Tuesday.