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Who invented the hole in the doughnut?

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Captain Hanson Gregory. The first doughnut holes were created with the top of a round tin pepper box.

What ingredient will you not find in antipasti?

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Pasta. Antipasti translates as "before the pasta" and is a traditional Italian appetizer.

Which of the following was not an item on the Red Lobster menu in 2006?

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Grilled Hammerhead Shark. The TV show "Futurama" poked fun at Red Lobster by referring to Zoidberg as "a Red Lobster that won't ruin your dinner".

Which ingredient is used to make caramel?

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Condensed Milk. Caramel, made by heating sugar, is used as a flavoring and coloring agent in soft drinks such as Coca-Cola.

Which soft drink was not introduced by Coca-Cola?

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Pepsi. The Coca-Cola Company was incorporated in 1892.

Which of these is spicy?

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Jalapenos. Jalapenos are a variety of chili pepper native to Mexico.

In 1995, which color of M&M was voted into packages by the public?

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Blue. The first M&M's, introduced in 1941, included red, yellow, green, brown, orange, and violet colored candies.

Who developed commercially prepared root beer?

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Charles Hires. Root beer is made from root or bark of the sassafras tree.

Which of the following coffee drinks has the most foam?

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Cappuccino. The foam on top of cappuccino acts as insulation and keeps the drink hot longer.

When cooking, what must you avoid doing if you want to prepare a clear stock?

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Stirring It Too Often. Stock will cloud if it is stirred.

What direction should you stir your Christmas pudding according to tradition?

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East To West. Tradition includes the practice of adding silver coins to the pudding, to be kept by the person whose serving included them.

What popular diet cola first appeared in 1962?

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Tab. Tab was originally sweetened with cyclamate, a sugar substitute banned in the U.S. in 1969 for causing bladder cancer in test rats.

What is the major ingredient in the British foodstuff "Marmite"?

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Yeast Extract. The Marmite Food Company was set up in in 1902.

Which of the following is a medicinal use of celery?

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Diuretic. Celery roots, fruits and aerial parts are used to treat mild anxiety and agitation, loss of appetite, fatigue and cough.

In which country might you be likely to see "Shepherd's Pie" served?

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England. Shepherd's Pie is a meat pie with a crust made from mashed potato and beef.

What type of African tea is only grown in the Cederberg region of the Western Cape province?

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Rooibos. In South Africa, rooibos is usually mixed with milk and sugar.

In English culture, a substitute for both afternoon tea and the evening meal is often called what?

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High Tea. Traditional English "afternoon tea" is usually taken around 4:00 p.m. while "high tea" occurs between 5 and 6:00 p.m.

Which country did ices or sorbets originate in?

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China. Sorbets originated in China, some 3000 years ago.

What spice, also called laurel, was used for head wreaths in ancient Rome?

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Bay Leaves. Head wreaths of laurel, worn as a sign of victory, are still given to the winners of the Boston Marathon.

Which of the following types of Italian noodle is hollow?

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Penne. "Penne" means pen in Italian, as in a hollow quill-pen.

 

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