For people who care about their food

Quick Foodie Quiz 15 – answers

Here are the answers:

  1. A 1967 song by Leonard Cohen names a woman who feeds you “tea and oranges that come all the way from China”. What is her name?
    1. Barbara Ann
    2. Marianne
    3. Roxanne
    4. Suzanne
    5. (Marianne featured in another Cohen song: “So Long, Marianne”; “Barbara Ann” was a hit for the Beach Boys in 1965; and “Roxanne” was an early single for The Police in 1978)

  2. According to a 1968 lyric by George Harrison, what flavour of fudge “really blows down those blues”?
    1. Vanilla
    2. Coconut
    3. Rum ‘n’ raisin
    4. Treacle
    5. (from the song “Savoy Truffle”, which appeared on the album The Beatles, aka the Double White Album)

  3. 10cc’s 1975 single “Life Is A Minestrone” mentions which other Italian foodstuffs?
    1. Linguini and tiramisú
    2. Ravioli and prosciutto ham
    3. Lasagna and Parmesan cheese
    4. Pizza margherita and mozzarella cheese
    5. (The song’s chorus goes: “Life is a minestrone/Served up with Parmesan cheese/Death is a cold lasagna/Suspended in deep freeze”)

  4. Which band had a 1985 album titled Meat Is Murder?
    1. The Sugarcubes
    2. The Alarm
    3. The Smiths
    4. Tears For Fears
    5. (It was their second studio album; Morrissey is a staunch vegetarian)

  5. Before embarking on his solo career, Paul Young had a minor hit with the Street Band in 1978, singing the praises of which simple food or drink?
    1. Toast
    2. Jam
    3. Milk
    4. Tea
    5. (“Toast” was a novelty song, with not much singing involved – the lyrics were spoken, apart from the word “Toast”, repeated twice, as the chorus)

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