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

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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

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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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Emeril's Favorites Contest: Day Five

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We've arrived at the final day of our Emeril's Favorites Contest! We're giving you one more opportunity to answer a question about Emeril's favorite things for a chance to win a Emeril™ by T-fal® slow cooker! Here's today's question: what is Emeril's favorite pastime?  Leave your answer in the comments section below. We will continue accepting responses to all contest questions, which you can find here, through the end of today. Good luck! We hope to see you at tomorrow's Chefs & Champagne® New York,

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Emeril's Favorites Contest: Day Four

Chefs & Champagne® New York With Chefs & Champagne® New York now only two days away, our excitement is bubbling over! To celebrate, we're giving away an Emeril™ by T-fal® slow cooker. Want a chance to win it? All you have to do is correctly answer one of this week's questions about the 2011 Chefs & Champagne honoree, Emeril Lagasse, in the comments section below. Today's question: what is Emeril's favorite ethnic food? Correct answers submitted in response to any of this week's questions before 12:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time on Saturday, July 23 will be

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Emeril's Favorites Contest: Day Three

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We've arrived at day three of our Emeril's Favorites contest! In anticipation of this Saturday's Chefs & Champagne® New York and its honoree, JBF Award winner Emeril Lagasse, we're giving away a Emeril™ by T-fal® slow cooker! If you correctly answer any of this week's questions about Emeril's favorite things, you'll have a chance to win. Answers will only be accepted in the comments section of this blog. You can see Monday's question

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Emeril's Favorites Contest: Day Two

The tent at JBF's Chefs & Champagne. With Saturday's Chefs & Champagne now mere days away, we're celebrating by giving away an Emeril™ by T-fal® slow cooker! In case you missed yesterday's full rundown of the contest, here's the deal: we'll be asking a different question about the event's honoree, Emeril Lagasse, each day of this week. If you correctly answer any of the five questions in our comments section, you'll be eligible to win! Here's today's question: where does Emeril like to travel abroad?

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Emeril's Favorites Contest: Enter to Win an Emeril™ by T-fal® Slow Cooker!

Emeril Lagasse It’s time to pull the tents out of storage and polish our Champagne flutes—Chefs & Champagne® New York is almost here! Chefs & Champagne New York, the James Beard Foundation’s annual summer tasting party in the Hamptons, features flowing bubbly, the wines of Wölffer Estate Vineyard, and culinary offerings from a select group of more than 30 fine chefs, many from JBF Award–winning restaurants. There will also be a silent auction of fantastic culinary and travel packages to raise money for JBF (we're already accepting bids online!), and the 2011 recipient of the Christian Wölffer Scholarship for wine and food studies will be announced as well. This year’s event will honor the great Emeril Lagasse, a beloved chef who made cooking fun with his popular TV show

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Test Your Eat-Q: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving trivia Every year on Thanksgiving, Americans throughout the country sit down to a feast of traditional dishes, continuing a harvest ritual begun almost four hundred years ago. But how much do you really know about the history of those tried-and-true Thanksgiving foods? Try this question: Which of these sea creatures was served at early Thanksgiving celebrations?
A. Shrimp B. Lobster C. Abalone D. Shark
Click through for the answer and more Thanksgiving trivia questions.

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