Food and drink: 10 questions

  1. Which type of beer is so named because it was frequently consumed by street and river baggage carriers in London in the 18th century?
  2. If you ordered “maguro” sashimi in Japan, what fish would you expect to receive?
  3. What fruit juice is added to gin to make a gin rickey?
  4. What fruit is famously banned from public transport in Singapore?
  5. According to the International Coffee Organization, which country was the world’s largest producer of coffee in 2017?
  6. What vegetable would you expect to find in an Eggs Florentine?
  7. What alcoholic drink comes in varieties called Ruby, Tawny and White?
  8. In 2018, one Joey Chestnut broke the world hot dog eating record at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Competition in Coney Island, New York. How many hot dogs did he consume in 10 minutes (one point for being within 10 either way).
  9. In which country would you find the wine growing regions of the Yarra Valley, the Hunter Valley, and the Swan Valley?
  10. In cookery, what term refers to adding liquid (often alcohol) to the tin in which meat has been cooked to form the base of a sauce or gravy?

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  1. Which type of beer is so named because it was frequently consumed by street and river baggage carriers in London in the 18th century?
    A: Porter
  2. If you ordered “maguro” sashimi in Japan, what fish would you expect to receive?
    A: Tuna
  3. What fruit juice is added to gin to make a gin rickey?
    A: Lime
  4. What fruit is famously banned from public transport in Singapore?
    A: Durian
  5. According to the International Coffee Organization, which country was the world’s largest producer of coffee in 2017?
    A: Brazil
  6. What vegetable would you expect to find in an Eggs Florentine?
    A: Spinach
  7. What alcoholic drink comes in varieties called Ruby, Tawny and White?
    Port
  8. In 2018, one Joey Chestnut broke the world hot dog eating record at Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Competition in Coney Island, New York. How many hot dogs did he consume in 10 minutes (one point for being within 10 either way).
    A: 74
  9. In which country would you find the wine growing regions of the Yarra Valley, the Hunter Valley, and the Swan Valley?
    A: Australia
  10. In cookery, what term refers to adding liquid (often alcohol) to the tin in which meat has been cooked to form the base of a sauce or gravy?
    A: Deglaze

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