Friday’s Food Quiz Number 12

Here are my answers to this weeks’ Friday’s Food Quiz Number 12.

1. Which grain contains more protein than any other grain, is higher in unsaturated fats and lower in carbohydrates?

Quinoa

2. Which dish is similar to Spanish paella, just more spicy?

Jambalaya

prawn & spicy sausage jambalaya Food Quiz Number 12
prawn & spicy sausage jambalaya

3. What is nori?

part of my favourite food sushi, nori is seaweed

4. What is another name for rapeseed?

Canola – looks so amazing in the field – lovely and yellow!  

5. What is the difference between parboiling and steeping?

Parboiling is when you partly cook the food and then finish off the cooking at a later stage. Steeping is when you leave something in water to get the flavour out, such as steeping of tea leaves

6. How many millimeters is one leaf of gelatin?

110mm long, 75mm wide, micron thick (I used my ruler 🙂 )

7. What fruit comes from a bramble bush?

blackberries and raspberries

8. What is ratafia?

liqueur made from bitter almonds

9. What does the skin of grapes contain that is useful in wine production?

tannins 

10. Does a mealie (corn on the cob) have an even or odd number of rows?

odd

11. Name the dome-shaped mould used to shape different foods?

dariole 

12. What are champignons?

button mushrooms

13. What salad vegetable is related to the loufah sponge?

cucumber

14. What should one do to cherries when baking to stop them from sinking to the bottom?

coat them in flour first

15. What kind of acid is present in tea?

theanine

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22 thoughts on “Friday’s Food Quiz Number 12

  1. This is the 1st time that I didn’t get a lot of the answers right! I learned a lot!
    these quizes of your’s are always so cool! 😉

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    1. thanks Sophie! They are set by a friend of mine and I usually learn something too each week 🙂

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  2. Often i am reading about this quinoa and i really really must get some and try it out, now i know which aisle to look in! Hope you are having a great weekend.. c

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    1. You will love it I am sure, as long as you add some flavours to it Celi 🙂

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  3. At last I know what canola oil is and I have some in the cupboard without realising! Great cherry tip 🙂

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    1. I used it for the blueberry muffins I made the other day and it really works 🙂

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  4. I just love your food quizzes Tandy. Am a bit confused about this one though:6. How many millimeters is one leaf of gelatin?
    110mm long, 75mm wide, micron thick

    I must not know what you are referring to…

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    1. leaf gelatin is the same as sheet gelatin – I am going to really have to buckle down and get the alternate names for things post done 🙂

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  5. I love reading these. You’re so right about No. 2!

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    1. thanks Greg, it is great to know I get some of them right 🙂

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  6. Once again, I feel like I’ve learned so much from this!

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    1. that is great Joanne 🙂

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  7. Lots of goodies here! Coating cherries in flour to stop them sinking…brilliant! And have wondered for so long what canola oil was, now I know. Genius Tandy 🙂

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    1. thanks Tanya – the cherry tip really works 🙂

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  8. Testing – using another email address to see if I can comment

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    1. do not kick me! This was in my spam folder and I nearly deleted it as I seldom read the comments there – but now I have approved the comment it should not be a problem 🙂

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  9. Loofa = Cucumber, never knew it 🙂

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    1. it is so interesting!

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  10. After reading this, I think I should try Quinoa. It sounds very healthy. I’ve never counted the rows on a mealie. 😉 Have a great weekend, Tandy. xxx

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    1. I haven’t either, and one day I might out of sheer boredom 🙂

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  11. I always end up learning something from these quizes 🙂
    *hugs*

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    1. hugs to you too xox

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