Here are the answers:
- What is (a) jimbu?
- A paste made from fermented white fish and ginger
- A herb which tastes somewhere between onions and chives
- The Swahili word for a cooking pot like a tagine
- A type of Japanese garnishing tool
As its botanical name – Allium hypsistum – shows, it’s a member of the onion family. It’s used extensively in Nepalese cooking, usually dried and fried in ghee to flavour lentils (dal).
- Which company or organisation is most associated with the Tour de Fat event?
- The Lard Marketing Board
- Weight Watchers
- The New Belgium Brewery Company
- The Food Standards Agency (UK)
Despite the name, the New Belgium Brewery Company is based in Fort Collins in northern Colorado and, besides producing Belgian-style beers and ales, is leading several ecological initiatives – the Tour de Fat promotes cycling instead of motor transport. You can read all about them on their website.
- What is (a) charoset?
- A paste made from fruit and nuts
- A selection of small pastries served on a specific type of platter
- The Syrian equivalent of a Japanese bento box
- A utensil for mincing raw meat
Also spelt “haroset” or “charoses”, it’s made for the Passover seder feast, and symbolises the mortar used by the Israelites when laying bricks during their slavery in Egypt.
- It’s a US seasoning invented in 2007 by Justin Esch and Dave Lefkow and marketed under the slogan “Everything Should Taste Like Bacon”. It is fat free, low sodium, vegetarian, kosher, and contains “zero calories”. What is it called?
- I Can’t Believe It’s Not Bacon
- Bacon Salt
- Bacon Heaven
- Makin’ Bacon
Justin and Dave are serious about this – they started off with three flavours (original, hickory and peppered) but have since expanded their range to include Natural Bacon Salt and a selection of limited edition flavours, and even “Baconnaise”. You can find out more on their website.
- What is crithmum?
- A disease affecting sheep’s milk
- A type of finings used in the brewing process
- A traditional pasty of meat and vegetables
- An edible wild plant found in British coastal regions
It’s one of several plants that grow around the British coastline and bear the name “samphire” – it’s sometimes also called rock samphire and used to be harvested from cliffs in the days when people cared less about health and safety than they do now.
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