Friday’s Food Quiz Number 18

Here are my answers to Friday’s Food Quiz Number 18.

I am in Scotland and will return to South Africa on the 8th of May – I will reply to blog comments then. This quiz post has been scheduled in advance.

1. Where did the yule log originate from?


2. What is abalone?

an edible sea mollusc commonly known in South Africa as Perlemoen.  

3. What is TVP?

textured vegetable protein = soya 

4. What is the difference between a velouté and a béchamel sauce?

a veloute is a sauce made from a stock which has been thickened with a roux. A bechamel sauce is made up of warm milk added to a roux 

Sweetcorn And Basil Velouté in answer to Friday’s Food Quiz Number 18
Sweetcorn And Basil Velouté

5. Which bone is specifically used in flavouring soups?

I use shin, but I would guess that Marrow bones is a better answer 

6. What would you be eating if you ordered tori udon in a Japanese Restaurant?

we had udon noodles for supper last night, but have no idea what tori is. 

7. Is Feta a matured cheese?


8. What is so special about Darjeeling tea?

it is a tea grown in a specific area same as Champagne can only be grown in Champagne and Port comes from Portugal 

9. What is another name for the tree tomato?


10. Why is it advisable not to boil gelatine?

it will destroy the setting ability of the gelatine 

11. Which pastry cream, flavoured with ground almonds, is used to fill or top pastries and cakes?


12. Besides giving a professional finish, what else does a glaze do to a fruit flan?

seals it

13. What is another name for a hero sandwich?

a submarine

14. What is a kipper?

a herring that has been salted and smoked and eaten for breakfast!

15. What do we call Italian potato and semolina dumplings?


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10 thoughts on “Friday’s Food Quiz Number 18

  1. I hope you have fun exploring Scotland, my friend! This quiz was a really good one! 🙂 Learned a lot!

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    1. thanks Sophie, we had a lovely time 🙂

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  2. Hi, Tandi, enjoying your trip?

    I looked up tori udon and The Mousse had a spot on: . Your Friday food quiz is one of the highlights of my week, thanks for sharing.

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    1. thank you so much! Our trip was amazing and thank you for all the tweets 🙂

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  3. “Tori” is bird, so I’m guessing there was chicken in you udon? “Tori” could also mean “in the heart”.

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    1. thank you for letting me know! I love learning 🙂

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  4. Have a wonderful trip!! Now I know what a veloute is.. I think I’ve read it recently but, sigh, keep forgetting!!

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    1. Thanks Smidge, it was a lovely holiday 🙂

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  5. I was so proud – I think I actually got 5-6 right 😀
    Great quiz yet again and hope you are enjoying Scotland!

    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. well done! and Scotland was a blast 🙂

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