Eat-Q Test: Winter Holidays

Can you match each dish with the winter holiday on which it is traditionally eaten? Test your knowledge with this matching game from the December 2010/January 2011 issue of JBF Notes. Once you think you've got them solved, click through for the answers and your Eat-Q score.

 

1) Sufganiyot, deep-fried jelly doughnuts
2) Wassail, an alcoholic spiced cider with apples and frothy beaten eggs
3) Benne cookies, a dessert made with toasted sesame seeds
4) A ritualistic bowl of milk and rice
5) Champurrado, a hot chocolate-cinnamon drink
6) Ghughra, crescent-shaped pastries stuffed with nuts and fruit
7) Kamaboko, boiled fish paste molded into a cylindrical loaf
8) Fried chicken and strawberry shortcake
9) Lussekatter, saffron-flavored sweet buns
10) Faat choi jai, a mixture of black “hairy-moss” seaweed, lotus root, and dried oysters

 

A) Kwanzaa
B) Diwali (the Hindu festival of lights)
C) Bodhi Day (celebration of the day the Buddha first experienced enlightenment)
D) Hanukkah
E) St. Lucia Day (Scandinavian feast day dedicated to Saint Lucy)
F) Pagan Winter Solstice
G) Christmas
H) Las Posadas (a nine-night re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s journey in search of shelter)
I) Lunar New Year
J) Shogatsu (Japanese New Year)

 

Get the answers and your Eat-Q score.