Food & Drink Trivia and Answers

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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.

Hard

"Ital" is the word used to describe the cuisine of which group of people?

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Answer: Rastafarians
"Ital" is derived from the word "vital" and describes the espoused diets, which usually consists of abstaining from processed foods, of Rastafarians.

Easy

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

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Answer: Poaching
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.

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

A snack made from marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate is called what?

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Answer: S'more
S'mores are traditionally a treat enjoyed by campers and prepared over a campfire.

Hard

The red food-coloring carmine is extracted from which source?

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Answer: Beetles
Carmine is used in a variety of candies such as the Mars company's Skittles, and it takes 70,000 beetles to produce one pound of it!

Easy

Which treat has become synonymous with the celebration of Halloween?

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Answer: Candy Corn
Candy corn is called so due to one of the main ingredients being corn syrup.

Easy

The "chips" that are commonly served with fish are made out of which vegetable?

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Answer: Potatoes
"Chips", as served with fish, is actually a colloquial term for French fries, which are made from white potatoes.

Hard

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

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

Hard

Flour cooked together with fat is known as what?

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



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