Here are my answers to Friday’s Food Quiz Number 13. The quiz is a weekly feature on PinkPolkaDot, a blog by my friend Zirkie.
1. Give another name for green almonds.
Moretto is a guess!
2. What is “China Grass Powder”?
our equivalent of gelatine?
3. What is Fleur de Sel?
Flower of salt – sea salt which we have seen in Brittany
4. Cherries are native to which country?
5. What is carambola also known as?
6. What spices make up five spice powder?
Cassia, Star Anise, Ginger Root, Cloves and Sishuan Pepper
7. How do you differentiate between male and female fennel bulbs?
This was on one of the master chefs – hopefully I was paying attention – the big fat bulbs are male, and the long slim ones are female. I have them growing wild in my garden
8. What is the meaning of “smoor”, like in Smoor Snoek?
9. What is the difference between gremolata and chermoula?
Without looking – Gremolata is an Italian dish consisting of chopped garlic, lemon zest and parsley (and goes very well with fish) Chermoula is a North African marinade made up of parsley, oil, lemon juice, preserved lemons, garlic, cumin and salt, onion, coriander and chillies
10. Do Fig trees blossom?
it is too windy for me to open the door and look at the neighbour’s tree – and I am trying to remember from my childhood! But I would have to say no, cos the fig is the flower!
11. What is galangal?
Not to be confused with ginger root, it is a root similar to ginger in appearance.
12. Which seeds are ground to make tahini?
sesame seeds – *HINT* store your tahini upside down
13. Which vegetable is used in baba ganoush?
14. What is a more common name for Arugula?
I had previously looked this up when we started watching Top Chef, as they use it so much – Rocket
15. What is the main ingredient of kedgeree?
21 thoughts on “Food Quiz Number 13 For A Friday”
I remember my auntie in Italy always told me to look for the fat male fennel bulbs as they are sweeter – and it´s true!
I have not tried the female ones ever! We are eating babies at the moment 🙂
Good to know the fennel fennel bulbs are the long slim ones.
it is nice to know what you are eating 🙂
No wonder I can never find gelatin here in China. I need to start asking for China grass powder… Thanks for the hints.
one day I promise to do a post on alternate names!
I’m pretty proud that I knew quite a few of these this week!
that is awesome 🙂
Sorry, pardon: there are male and female fennel bulbs? Really? Do they make fennel with different flavours, I wonder, Tandy?
Tanya says the males are sweeter! And, the males and females explain the babies …..
Trust the females to be tart 😀
Tandy, I do love these posts they are fun! I love the fennel tid bit, thank you- now my question is do they have a different taste when tasted side by side? 🙂 Oh and to have fennel just growing wildly!!!! I’m envious! Our deer would eat them!
Tanya tells me the males are sweeter. I’ve never tasted them side by side, but it makes sense to me 🙂
Oh sure the fat ones are male! Ha, I always learn something coming here on Friday. Or at least in theory I should!
Ha ha, it should make it easy to remember 🙂
I love these funky quiz posts a lot! I knew so many answers! yeah to our knowledge about food! 🙂
Awesome! Have a super day Sophie 🙂