Food and drink: 10 questions

  1. What vegetable is in a dish called Florentine (e.g. Eggs Florentine)?
  2. What kind of noodle is the specialty of Kagawa prefecture in Shikoku, Japan?
  3. Plymouth, Tanqueray and Hendricks are brands of which spirit?
  4. Is the cocoa bean the seed, fruit or root of the plant?
  5. What animal does venison meat come from?
  6. What is mixed with gin in a gin buck?
  7. Fray Bentos is famous for the manufacture of steak and kidney pies. But in which South American country is the town of Fray Bentos?
  8. What herb is commonly used in Russian cuisine, and also in the cured salmon dish gravadlax?
  9. What name is commonly given to bicarbonate of soda mixed with cream of tartar?
  10. Which yellow sweet herbal liqueur, whose recipe remains a closely guarded secret, is named after an Italian officer from the first Italo-Ethiopian war in 1896?

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  1. What vegetable is in a dish called Florentine (e.g. Eggs Florentine)?
    A: Spinach
  2. What kind of noodle is the specialty of Kagawa prefecture in Shikoku, Japan?
    A: Udon
  3. Plymouth, Tanqueray and Hendricks are brands of which spirit?
    A: Gin
  4. Is the cocoa bean the seed, fruit or root of the plant?
    A: Seed
  5. What animal does venison meat come from?
    A: Deer
  6. What is mixed with gin in a gin buck?
    A: Ginger ale
  7. Fray Bentos is famous for the manufacture of steak and kidney pies. But in which South American country is the town of Fray Bentos?
    A: Uruguay
  8. What herb is commonly used in Russian cuisine, and also in the cured salmon dish gravadlax?
    A: Dill
  9. What name is commonly given to bicarbonate of soda mixed with cream of tartar?
    A: Baking powder
  10. Which yellow sweet herbal liqueur, whose recipe remains a closely guarded secret, is named after an Italian officer from the first Italo-Ethiopian war in 1896?
    A: Galliano

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