Friday’s Food Quiz Number 20

Here are my answers to Friday’s Food Quiz Number 20 posted by Pink Polka Dot.

1. What is Putter fish?

totally foxed here? something a golfer keeps in his aquarium?

2. What is molecular gastronomy?

Heston Blumenthal! A way of cooking which combines the knowledge of chemistry with the knowledge of food. A typical example is Heston’s use of dry ice to make ‘caviar’ out of other ingredients. Another example is the use of essential oils for cooking. A further example is using a vacuum to make meringues. Best experienced at his restaurant The Fat Duck, which charges about GBP100 per tasting plate. (this is all off the top of my head and my recipe encyclopedia is so old, it does not even have it in it) 

3.  What is traditionally regarded as the definite aphrodisiac food?

oysters!

4. What is vegetarian caviar made of?

algae

5. What does “pane” mean?

bread 

Panettone in answer to Friday’s Food Quiz Number 20
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6. Which baked bread is said to symbolize the eternal circle of life because of its shape?

In Jewish tradition this is the round Challah baked for Rosh Hashona. Not sure of any other one, but another guess would be a bagel!

7. What is bucatini?

a thick pasta shaped like spaghetti but with a hole running through the middle 

8. If a steak is blue, how has it been prepared?

just how I like it – sealed on both sides and served. the steak should be at room temperature before cooking and should not be served on a hot plate which would cook it further 

9. If a boiled egg is blue, how has it been prepared?

with food colouring? I have no idea, but I would guess hard boiled

10. What is the Greek food “tiropita”?

phyllo pastry filled with an eggy cheese mixture

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19 thoughts on “Friday’s Food Quiz Number 20

  1. It;s not true about the oysters… I ate two dozen last night and only nine of them worked!

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    1. that is so funny! thanks for the visit 🙂

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  2. I did not know about the veg caviar…interesting! Great post!
    anne

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    1. thanks for the visit Anne 🙂

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  3. Molecular gastronomy. I’ve heard it all now. Does Heston ever write about the chemical changes and underpin them, or is it all a bit like shampoo science bits?

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    1. I have not read anything he has written! Personally, I think food should be simple and so I have never taken up the opportunity to watch him cook 🙂

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  4. So much knowledge… 🙂

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    1. Sometimes it gets muddled 🙂

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  5. These quiz questions seem to be getting tougher each week.
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. This is an old one Mandy – and they have gotten tougher since then!

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  6. Excellent quiz as always:)

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    1. thanks Roger 🙂

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  7. Do you really like your steaks blue? Im kind of a medium to medium rare girl.

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    1. I prefer blue, but at home we have our steaks medium rare as we only cook one and share it 🙂

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  8. That Tiropita sounds divine! Yum. To think that I’ve actually eaten algae! Yuck. I’ve only ever had smoked oysters. Does that count? 😉 Happy weekend to you, Tandy

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    1. The tiropita does sound divine! I much prefer fresh oysters 🙂 Have a great weekend as well AD xox

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  9. Think I want to try Bucatini – that sounds so cool 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. It does indeed 🙂

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