PinkPolkaDot has posted Friday’s Food Quiz Number 37 and here are my answers:
1. What is Edamame?
2. What does “blitz” mean in culinary terms?
whizz quickly in a food processor
3. Traditionally how long does asparagus have to grow before you can harvest it?
Asparagus is a perennial plant with an underground stem that produces edible shoots, with a nascent bud of different colours. The stalks are harvested when they are about 15cm long. *
4. If we talk about “Bacon”, “Hass”, “Pinkerton” or “Fuerte”, what are we referring to?
5. What is Spreece?
a smoothie that contains avocado
6. What is the herb, archangel, more commonly called? (It was also once called “the root of the Holy Ghost”, because it was believed to ward off evil).
7. What is Sangria and from which country did it originate?
A Spanish version of a cup, or mixed drinks based on red or white wine with added fruit and mineral water or lemonade, and sometimes with a spirit as well. It is served chilled. Since red wine is the most usual base, the drink takes it name from sangre the Spanish word for blood *
8. What is the difference between butterscotch and caramel?
Butterscotch is a slightly cloudy, boiled candy made with water, brown sugar and butter. **
Caramel is melted sugar that has been browned by heating. The word comes from the Latin cannamella (sugar cane). *
9. What is a punnet and how much does it weigh?
a punnet is a container used to sell fruit or vegetables – the contents normally weigh 250g
10. Which pastry derives it name from the French word for lightning?
the French word for lightning sounds like éclair. éclairs are made from choux pastry so that will have to be my guess.
* answers sourced from Larousse Gastronomique
** answers sourced from Recipe Encyclopaedia