Food & Drink Trivia and Answers

Hard

Sailors from years past suffered from scurvy due to a lack of what?

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Answer: Vitamin C
More information: Scurvy amongst sailors was due to vitamin C deficiency caused by fruits and vegetables not being able to survive long sea journeys.

Easy

Munich's Oktoberfest is a celebration of which beverage?

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Answer: Beer
More information: Oktoberfest is Germany's most-popular Volksfest or beer and wine festival.

Easy

A buffalo burger is made of which type of meat?

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Answer: Bison
More information: American bison meat, which is healthier than chicken or beef, is used to prepare buffalo burgers.

Easy

Henry John Heinz founded a company specializing in the production of which food product?

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Answer: Ketchup
More information: Heinz actually controls over 50% of the American ketchup market.

Medium

Which country serves as the home of the largest farm in the world?

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Answer: China
More information: As can likely be concluded from reading its name, the Mudanjiang City Mega Farm is located in China and takes up almost 23 million acres!

Hard

L-cysteine, an amino acid used to preserve the shelf life of bread, is made up of what?

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Answer: Human Hair
More information: L-cysteine is found in the human body and is derived from human hair (as well as duck feathers) when used in bread.

VeryHard

The snack commonly referred to as "potato chips" were originally called what?

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Answer: Saratoga Chips
More information: Potato chips were originally referred to as "Saratoga chips" due to originating from Saratoga, New York in the late 19th Century.

Hard

Visiting which fast-food joint has become a Christmas tradition in Japan?

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Answer: KFC
More information: Kentucky Fried Chicken is so popular in Japan during Christmastime that wiser customers actually order their holiday meals in advance to avoid spending hours standing in line.

VeryHard

Which of the following dishes is a combination of eggs, lemon juice and broth?

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Answer: Avgolemono
More information: The mixture of egg yolk, lemon juice and broth is heated until it thickens. Avgolemono is a dish found primarily in Europe and the Middle East.



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