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Tomatoes originated from which continent?

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Answer: South America
More information: Tomatoes actually originated in South America, with its name being derived from the language of the Aztecs.

Easy

What cooking technique involves submerging food in a liquid at a relatively low temperature?

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Answer: Poaching
More information: Poaching moistens your food and allows you to cook over a long period of time without overcooking. Foods that are commonly poached include eggs, chicken, and vegetables.

Easy

Tacos are an increasingly-popular fast food that originated in which country?

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Answer: Mexico
More information: Tacos are the most-popular food import from Mexico into the neighboring United States, thanks largely to the Taco Bell fast-food franchise.

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.

Medium

Which is the top-selling cookie in the United States?

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Answer: Oreos
More information: Originally introduced in 1912 Oreos, which traditionally feature a cream filling sandwiched between two chocolate wafers, now comes in many different varieties.

Hard

Which is the largest food and drink company in the world?

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Answer: Nestlé
More information: Based in Switzerland, Nestlé is operational in 189 countries and reported revenues of approximately $80 billion in 2017.

Medium

Mozzarella sticks are prepared using which type of cooking process?

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Answer: Deep Frying
More information: Mozzarella sticks are battered and breaded strips of mozzarella cheese, which are deep fried.

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Around what year is the first mention of sausages in recorded history?

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Answer: 3000 BC
More information: Though called by other names, sausages are first mentioned in Mesopotamian texts dating back as far as 3000 BC.



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