Food and Drink 11 - Answers

Published: Saturday 25th February 2017
  1. What type of fish is smoked to make a kipper? Herring.
  2. What vegetable is often referred to as "Ladies Fingers"? Okra.
  3. What name is given to the green horseradish sauce widely used in Japanese cooking? Wasabi.
  4. From which animal does the meat Venison come? Deer.
  5. What is the principal ingredient of Guacamole? Avocado.
  6. What was the first frozen vegetable to be available in the UK? Asparagus.
  7. If a dish is served Florentine, what would it contain? Spinach.
  8. What part of the Mint plant is used to make Mint Sauce? The Leaves.
  9. What name is given to a person who will eat no food of animal origin? Vegan.
  10. Which famous cook was born Isabella Mary Mayson? Mrs Beeton.
  11. What herb is used to flavour Lincolnshire Sausages? Sage.
  12. What name is given to pasta shaped like wagon wheels? Rotelle.
  13. In which country did the dish Goulash originate? Hungary.
  14. What is traditionally eaten for dessert on Thanksgiving Day in the USA? Pumpkin Pie.
  15. What is the Welsh dish of Laverbread? Sea Weed.
  16. Which fruit has the alternative name of Chinese Gooseberry? Kiwi Fruit.
  17. From which fruit is Grenadine made? Pomegranates.
  18. What are dried plums called? Prunes.
  19. From which country does Pilsner beer originate? Czech Republic.
  20. What type of pastry is used to make the Greek dessert Baclava? Filo.


  1. Mary Hall says:

    ist frozen veg commercially available in UK Birds eye frozen peas I think

  2. karen moffat says:

    According to what I can find on google, the first frozen veg seems to be spinach

  3. Matt says:

    Asparagus was the first frozen food ever – the Romans learnt how to freeze it

  4. Malcolm Green says:

    Asparagus was the first frozen product from Birdseye. At that time it was regarded as a luxury product that only the wealthy enjoyed and it was only the wealthy that could afford to purchase a freezer in the early years of electrical white goods.
    Great quizzes as ever. Thanks Ken

  5. Theresa Mcguigan says:

    Definitely asparagus in 1937

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