Food & Drink Trivia and Answers

Everyone is an expert on food and drink. Right? We mean we all are aware of what goes into our mouths. Or… maybe not. Do you dare to learn more about the world of cuisine? Or are you already a culinary expert who scoffs at the idea of finding challenging, internet-based questions? Either way, TriviaQN’s Food & Drink Trivia will satisfy your appetite for an interesting, fun-filled way to test your knowledge of what we eat and drink.

VeryHard

General Tso chicken is named after which Chinese historical figure?

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Answer: Zuo Zongtang
Though named after Chinese general Zuo Zongtang (1812 - 1885), General Tso chicken is actually more popular in North American than it is in China.

Easy

Which of the following is a leavening agent?

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Answer: Yeast
Yeast is a common leavening agent which causes bread to rise. Many unleavened breads are referred to as flatbreads.

Easy

Guinness beer was first brewed in which country?

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Answer: Ireland
Guinness Brewery was founded in 1759 in Dublin, Ireland, by Arthur Guinness. Within 10 years of Guinness Brewery opening, it was being exported to England.

Medium

Which type of pastry is boiled before it is baked?

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Answer: Bagel
Bagels are of Jewish origin and are especially popular in places such as New York City where they have prominent communities.

VeryHard

Which famous sandwich was formerly known as the Blue Ribbon Burger?

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Answer: Big Mac
The Big Mac was previously called "the Aristocrat" and "Blue Ribbon Burger" before receiving its current appellation in 1967.

Hard

David Jung is considered by many to be the originator of which famous food?

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Answer: Fortune Cookies
Though a court eventually ruled against him, David Jung is the most-popular name associated with the creation of fortune cookies, which for the sake of modern history originated in early 20th Century California.

VeryHard

Why do food processors sometimes add carbon monoxide to meat?

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Answer: For Color
The lethal gas carbon monoxide is often added to meat in small doses to increase redness, thus making aged meats appear fresher.

Medium

How many different flavors of jelly beans exist?

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Answer: 50 flavors
When jelly beans were first invented in 1869, there were 8 original flavors. Loved ones use to send soldiers these sweet treats during the American Civil War.

Hard

What popular alcoholic beverage is made from fermented rice?

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Answer: Sake
Sake is a popular Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermenting rice in a process similar to beer brewing.



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