Friday’s Food Quiz Number 17

Here is this week’s Friday’s Food Quiz Number 17 and my answers.

1. What is the difference between sorbet and ice-cream?

sorbet is a smooth, sharp-tasting iced dessert which consists of sugar syrup and fruit juice. Liqueur can be added. Sorbets can also be served between courses as a palate cleanser. Savoury sorbets can be served as an accompaniment to a meat course. Sorbets and Sherbets come from Ancient Persia – the Arabic word Sharbia means drink.

Ice Cream is a frozen dessert made from sweetened cream and/or rich milk which has been thickened using eggs. Ice cream needs to be churned while partially frozen to reach a smooth consistency. Ice cream descends from flavoured ices that were eaten in China over 3000 years ago. Marco Polo returned to Venice with the knowledge in the 13th century. It was introduced to the French by the Medici’s cooks in the 16th century. Of course, it was the Americans that invented the ice cream churner – way back in the 1800’s. 

Bitter Chocolate Malt Ice Cream in answer to Friday's Food Quiz Number 17
Bitter Chocolate Malt Ice Cream

2. What is Za’atar?

a blend of dried oregano, thyme, savory, toasted sesame seeds and salt 

3. What is pectin?

pectin is a natural water soluble gelling agent that is found in some fruits and vegetables. it is used for its thickening properties when making jam. when pectin containing fruits are cooked with sugar they set firm. black currants, red currants, citrus fruits, cooking apples, quinces, gooseberries and plums contain high levels of pectin. under ripe or just ripe fruit contains more pectin than over ripe fruit.

4. What is the difference between chutney and a relish?

chutney is a sweet, sour or spicy condiment of fruits and/or vegetables cooked with spices, sugar and vinegar until thick. chutney is served as an accompaniment to meats, cheeses, fish dishes and Indian curries. A relish is a cooked pickled chopped vegetable and/or fruit and is used as a condiment. these can be sweet or savoury, hot or mild but have a strong flavour.

5. What is Bouillabaisse?

It is a soup made from a variety of fish – traditionally white flesh fish – and shellfish and can contain tomatoes, onion, garlic, herbs, wine and saffron. This dish can be served over two courses, the first course being the broth and the second the fish. 

6. What is Allspice?

It is a spice made from the berries of a tropical tree which grows throughout central America and Jamaica. It smells like a combination of cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. the berries are picked when green and dried in the sun until dark red. Whole berries are used when making chutneys. Also known as pimento or Jamaican pepper 

7. Where did the Cape gooseberry originate?

it is native to Peru 

8. What is Suya and in what country do they eat Suya?

a shish Kebab eaten in the West African country of Nigeria.  

9. What are the smallest bulbs in the onion family?


10. What is a poolish?

a fermentation starter used for bread making consisting of flour, water and yeast. Sourdough is the oldest form of a poolish 

11. What fruit is known as “the fruit of love”?


12. What is the correct name for a Peppadew™?

sweet piquante peppers

13. What is the “tree of life” more commonly known as?

Acacia tree 

14. What is pizzette?

an antipasto which is a small pizza 

15. Besides being served with sushi, what else is nori used for?

I have seen nori sheets being eaten as snacks! not sure what else 🙂

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25 thoughts on “Friday’s Food Quiz Number 17

  1. This was another fantastic food quiz – I loved the questions of ‘what’s the difference between’ especially!
    If I ever win a foodie quiz show, I’ll have you to thank 😉

    Choc Chip Uru

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