Test Your Eat-Q: Iconic New York

pastrami sandwich

 

As America's largest city—and one of its most diverse—New York boasts an impressive number of culinary mascots. Can you trace all of the Big Apple's iconic dishes back to the restaurants that spawned them? Take our latest Eat-Q test to find out.

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Test Your Eat-Q: Restaurant Design

 

Design often plays a subtle role in the dining experience, but sometimes a physical feature of a restaurant can be even more memorable than your meal. Test your knowledge of unusual restaurant design by taking our latest Eat-Q test.

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Test Your Eat-Q: Holiday Cookies Around the World

Test your knowledge of holiday cookies from across the globe with this Eat-Q test from the James Beard Foundation

 

You know shortbread and sugar and oatmeal and pecan, nougat and sablé and snowball and linzer, but do you recall the name of the cookie that Swiety Mikolaj gifts to Polish children on December 6? Test your knowledge of lesser-known holiday cookies from other countries with our latest Eat-Q test.  

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Test Your Eat-Q: The Farm Bill

Test your knowledge of the Farm Bill with this quiz from the James Beard Foundation

 

At next week's third annual JBF Food Conference, Wendell Berry, the father of the organic farming movement and a 2012 JBF Leadership Award honoree, will present his vision for a 50-year Farm Bill. If you plan on watching his presentation live on our website (details to come), brush up on your knowledge of this important legislation and the farming industry by taking our latest Eat-Q test.

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Test Your Eat-Q: International Cuisine

Chances are you can pinpoint Denmark, New Zealand, or South Africa on a map, but could you name each country's national dish? We put together the following matching quiz to see how well you know international cuisine.

 

1. South Africa

 

2. El Salvador

 

3. Malaysia

 

4. Yemen

 

5. Ireland

 

6. Macao

 

7. Bangladesh

 

8. Denmark

 

9. Belarus

 

10. New Zealand

 

 

A: Saltah, a meat stew with fenugreek froth and a tomato-chili salsa, often served with flatbread

 

B: Minchee, minced beef or pork flavored with molasses and soy sauce, often topped with a fried egg

 

C: Frikadeller, flat, pan-fried meatballs, often served with potatoes and gravy and cooked red cabbage

 

D: Bobotie, a spicy minced meat casserole baked with an eggy topping 

 

E: Bacon and egg pie, a crust-covered savory pie eaten both hot and cold... Read more >

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Test Your Eat-Q: Foraged Finds

 

Sure, maybe you purchased a bunch of wild ramps at the farmers' market this spring, but how much do you really know about foraged grub? Test your knowledge with the below matching quiz, which appeared in the June/July issue of JBF Notes.

 

1.    Claytonia
2.    Knotweed
3.    Burdock
4.    Chicory
5.    Dandelion
6.    Kelp
7.    Sorrel
8.    Prickly pear cactus
9.    Fireweed
10.  Ramps

 

A.    Home gardeners may think of this plant as a weed, but whether its blossom is white or yellow, the whole thing is edible, from bitter stem to mild flower.  

 

B.    Also known as “miner’s lettuce” because Gold Rush miners ate it as a salad green, this flowering plant tastes like spinach.

 

C.    This desert plant boasts a sweet, pink-colored fruit that’s delicious and refreshing once its sharp spines are cut away.

 

D.    This slender, leafy herb has a tart, lemony flavor and is often puréed into... Read more >

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Test Your Eat-Q: Valentine's Day Candy

candy hearts

At least ten new sayings are introduced on conversation hearts each 
year. Which of these is not a recent addition?

A.  “Yeah Right”
B.  “What-eva”
C.  “Call Home”

D.  “Puppy Love”

Think you know the answer? Click here to find out and take the rest of our Valentine's Day candy quiz.

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Test Your Eat-Q: Fad Diets

fad diets

In the early 20th century, Horace Fletcher became famous for his weight-loss technique of chewing each bite of food exactly how many times, then spitting out the remains?

A)  53 chews
B)  32 chews
C)  107 chews
D)  66 chews

Think you know the answer? Check out the rest of our quiz on fad diets.

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Test Your Eat-Q: Urban Agriculture

urban gardening

Test your agricultural knowledge with this Eat-Q quiz from the August/September 2011 issue of our member newsletter, JBF Notes. These terms crop up frequently when talking about urban farming. Can you match each word to its meaning?

1.  Planter
2.  Compost
3.  Hydroponic
4.  Potting Soil
5.  Community garden
6.  Locavore
7.  Seedlings
8.  Greenhouse
9.  Apiary
10. Irrigation

A.  Decomposed scraps that are very high in nutrients and can help fertilize soil in an urban garden.
B.  A structure where plants are grown that traps heat indoors even during cold weather.
C.  A person who values eating foods that come from within a certain radius of his or her location.
D.  A place where beehives of honey bees are kept, also known as a bee yard.
E.  A method of growing plants without soil, using

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