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Quick Foodie Quiz 22 – answers

Here are the answers:

  1. According to Wikipedia, Gordon Ramsay’s first TV appearance as a chef was in which programme?
    1. Faking It
    2. Boiling Point
    3. The F-Word
    4. Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares

      It seems hard to imagine TV without him, doesn’t it? But 1998 was the first time he graced our screens, with this five-part documentary about his attempt to create a restaurant to win him his third Michelin star.

  2. If you ordered a Japanese dish of kurage, what main ingredient would it contain?
    1. Whelks
    2. Abalone
    3. Jellyfish
    4. Seaweed

      Mr Not Delia and I tried this a few months ago – it really wasn’t bad at all. You can read more about it here:
      Starz Diner revisited

  3. Salvia officinalis is a fairly commonly used culinary herb in Britain. Which of the following is it?
    1. Parsley
    2. Sage
    3. Rosemary
    4. Thyme

      It’s native to the Mediterranean and is renowned for its medicinal as well as its culinary properties (its Latin name derives from the word meaning “to heal”).


  4. Bouchot is a French technique for growing which edible creature?
    1. Snails
    2. Frogs
    3. Geese
    4. Mussels

      The technique involves driving piles into the sea bed between high and low tide and tying ropes to them in a spiral – the mussels grow on the ropes and can easily be recovered that way.

  5. The Cornish Cross is a breed of which farmed animal?
    1. Duck
    2. Pig
    3. Chicken
    4. Sheep

      Also known as the Cornish Rock, the Cornish Cross is bred for its meat rather than as a layer.

How did you get on?

4 Responses to “Quick Foodie Quiz 22 – answers”

  1. Mr Not Delia

    I got three when Not Delia tested these questions on me. Of course, it helped that I was with her when we tried the Japanese jellyfish thing a while back. πŸ˜‰

    I didn’t have a clue about 4 and 5 and guessed wrongly twice on each of them before hitting on the right answer. πŸ™„

  2. Luxury Travel

    I ended up guessing on every single one, but managing a score of 2, correctly answering questions 3 and 4.

    This is a nice idea for a regular entry on the blog. May I ask how you did it (from a WordPress point of view) in terms of linking from the question page to the answer page? I like to have a few things running on my blog that can appear when I’m absent and this kind of thing would lend itself well…


  3. Luxury Travel

    Oh, and whilst I’m at it, I meant to also ask what you’re using to notify of follow up comments. I know there’s a plugin called something like ‘subscribe to comments’ but, IIRC, that wasn’t compatible with the latest version of WordPress.

  4. Mr Not Delia

    Oops – you caught me out there 😳 If you’re talking about the tick-box at the bottom, I think that may well be from the plugin you mention. (The one I’d installed was “Comment reply notification” – it doesn’t seem to work properly, anyway.)

    I’d meant to remove it, but other things got in the way. I’ve sorted it now.

    (Edit: an updated version’s now available, allegedly compatible with WP 2.8.4 – but it didn’t seem to work either.)

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