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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Weekly Quiz

It is Tuesday and I gotta do this quiz. Well actually I like to do it so here it goes. It is August already and soon the kids are back to school and I will be working for next summer's holiday again.

1. The literal meaning of the word smorgasbord is a table of buttered bread but we know it as a vast buffet don't we? What country does the word smorgasbord come from?

2. This name is given to a method of cooking fish. Depending on the type of fish it can be whole or filleted then dipped in batter or egg and breadcrumbed. Then it is fried , drained , then served with a tomato sauce. A hint is it is a name of an airport in Paris. What is the name?

3. Okay here is a harder one. What country would you find a dish called Kholodetz? And what is it exactly?

4. There is a red wine grape known for it's tannin that is grown quite extensively in Uruguay. It's home is in the south of France. What is the name of the grape?

5. Used in the production of beer and the distillation of whiskey this is the term used for the coarse ground malted barley that is required to extract the sugars required for fermentation when mashed or mixed with hot water. What the name given to this coarse ground malted barley?

Some of these were hard but that is the point of a quiz. Isn't it?

8 comments:

George said...

Good Morning, Steven;

Another excellent quiz; thank you for all the effort you put in to these. I look forward to my Tuesday morning brain-teasers...

1. The literal meaning of the word smorgasbord is a table of buttered bread but we know it as a vast buffet don't we? What country does the word smorgasbord come from?
A: Smorgasbord is a Swedish word.

2. This name is given to a method of cooking fish. Depending on the type of fish it can be whole or filleted then dipped in batter or egg and breadcrumbed. Then it is fried , drained , then served with a tomato sauce. A hint is it is a name of an airport in Paris. What is the name?
A: Fish Orly.

3. Okay here is a harder one. What country would you find a dish called Kholodetz? And what is it exactly?
A: Kholodets a Ukrainian dish. It is Meat in Aspic. If I recall correctly, the Aspic is usually derived from Pig's feet.

4. There is a red wine grape known for it's tannin that is grown quite extensively in Uruguay. It's home is in the south of France. What is the name of the grape?
A. Tannat. The Uruguayan wines produced with this varietal tend to be a bit mellower than their French counterparts due to micro-oxygenation.

5. Used in the production of beer and the distillation of whiskey this is the term used for the coarse ground malted barley that is required to extract the sugars required for fermentation when mashed or mixed with hot water. What the name given to this coarse ground malted barley?
A. Malt.

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Nice George except for number 5 where you mentioned malt again. I am looking for the special name given to the coarse malted barley. But hey your answers are exceptional. Well done! Maybe I should have worded the question differently.

George said...

Good Afternoon, Steven;

Thank you for your very kind words. I may have misunderstood Q5, but it is also likely I was coffee deficient. I believe the correct answer should be "Wort".

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

George...I know you know this so once more it is what you call the coarse ground malted barley that is mixed or mashed in hot water to extract the sugars for fermentation resulting in what is called the wort.I am looking for a word that begins with G.

George said...

Good Afternoon, Steve;

See, this is what comes of not reading the question carefully enough. I'll try to do better in the future.

Oh, and the word you are looking for is "Grist".

Sheepishly,

George

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

George...AWESOME!

chef's kitchen rant said...

That's a tough one even with the answers in front of me lol.

I will have to check in earlier. The last two had me stumped.

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Kitchen Rant...I am thinking of doing this daily.What do you think?