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Easy

Which of the following is a leavening agent?

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Answer: Yeast
More information: 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
More information: 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

What is the primary ingredient in guacamole?

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Answer: Avocado
More information: Originating in ancient Mexico, Guacamole dip, comprised primarily of avocados, is now world-famous.

Easy

Why did people use to salt meat taken on ships?

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Answer: So it would stay good longer

Hard

Flour cooked together with fat is known as what?

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Answer: Roux
More information: Originating from France, roux is usually composed of equal parts flour and fat and is used to thicken soups and sauces.

Medium

Who is considered to be the founder of the frozen-food industry?

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Answer: Clarence Birdseye
More information: As can be ascertained from his surname as it is also the name of the Birds Eye Group, Clarence Birdseye (1886-1956) was the inventor of flash freezing, which ushered in the age of the frozen-food industry.

Hard

Which of the following fruits is known to have meat-tenderizing properties?

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Answer: Pineapples
More information: Other fruits besides pineapples that are known to possess enzymes which can tenderize meats are kiwis and papayas.

Hard

Shito pepper is a commonly used condiment in which part of the world?

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Answer: West Africa
More information: In Ghana, West Africa shito pepper is just as ubiquitously as ketchup is in the United States.

VeryHard

What is the name of the hottest pepper in the world?

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Answer: Carolina Reaper
More information: The Carolina Reaper was declared the hottest chili pepper in the world by Guinness World Records in 2013.



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