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What does the Japanese term "Sandai Wagyu" translate as?

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Answer: Three Big Beefs
Sandai Wagyu are "the three big beefs" - Matsusaka, Ōmi and the most-famous of all, Kobe.

Easy

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

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

Easy

What is the name of the food that was miraculously provided to the desert-dwelling Israelites of the Old Testament?

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Answer: Manna
According to the Book of Exodus, the Israelites received manna which descended from heaven to help them stave off starvation.

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.

VeryHard

Who are the first people known to have consumed chocolate?

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Answer: Olmecs
There is evidence that the ancient Olmecs of what is now Mexico consumed chocolate beverages as far back as 1900 BC, and indeed the word "chocolate" is derived from the Aztec language.

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
L-cysteine is found in the human body and is derived from human hair (as well as duck feathers) when used in bread.

Easy

Colonel Sanders was the founder of which famous fast-food chain?

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Answer: Kentucky Fried Chicken
Starting from humble beginnings in 1952, Colonel Sanders' Kentucky Fried Chicken is now the second-largest fast-food chain in the entire world.

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.

Hard

Tzatziki sauce is a common topping on which dish?

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Answer: Gyros
Greek gyros, which consists of meat and vegetables wrapped in pita bread, also have tzatziki sauce as one of its main ingredients.



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