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What percentage of the water on Earth is potable and accessible for consumption?
Which food product from Africa won the 2016 World Food Prize?
The orange-fleshed sweet potato
What was margarine called when it was first marketed in England?
There are many styles of canned mushrooms, name four of them.
whole, buttons, sliced whole, random sliced whole, stems & pieces, stems & buttons
Name of the continent of origin for the following fruit. Watermelon, raspberry, blueberry. Kiwi guava
Watermelon is Africa. kiwi is Asia raspberry is Europe. guava is South America and blueberry is North America.
Fermented food of Mexico?
What fruit is the international symbol for hospitality?
E. coli O157H7 was first identified as a human pathogen in 1982. But what year was it first isolated from an infected person?
86 Used to describe an item that is no longer available. What number is used when an item becomes available again
Answer: 68
In what movie is the White Russian the cocktail of choice for the main character, the Dude?
The Big Lebowski
What are the eight vegetables in Campbell’s “V-8” Juice?
tomato, carrot, lettuce, celery, parsley, watercress, spinach, beets bcclpstw
What is the only beverage more popular than tea?
Preferred by one in five Americans, which is the most popular flavor of pie in the US? A. Apple B. Cherry C. Pumpkin D. Chicken
A. Apple
Name the year that astronauts first ate food that had been successfully grown in space.
Which vegetable was considered an object of worship in ancient Egypt and was often buried in the tombs of Pharaohs?
Name five different animal shapes that can be found in a Barnum's Animals Animal Crackers box.
The current crackers are bear, bison, camel, cougar, elephant giraffe, gorilla, hippo, hyena, kangaroo, lion, monkey, rhino, seal, sheep, tiger and zebra. To celebrate its 100th anniversary, Barnum’s added the koala to the menagerie in September 2002.
What is the name of the evergreen shrub from which we get capers?
Caper Bush (Capparis spinosa)
Animal used for truffles traditionally?
Spider cheese is made by fermenting quartz with rye flour and what arthropod?
Dust mites
Which state has the highest per capita consumption of jello?
Nutmeg is indigenous to which island country?
What is the commercially available electronic instrument used in the food industry which has a relationship to the olfactory response of humans?
Electronic Nose
What drupaceous fruit were Hawaiian women once forbidden by law from eating?
What legume accounts for one sixth of the worlds vegetable oil production?
In 2016 which country became the first to ban supermarkets from throwing away food? Instead, they have to donate it.
How many incisors does a cow have in its upper mouth?
Gouda cheese origin?
Emulsifying proteins are called what because of their ability to harden during the cooking cycle?
heat-coagulable proteins
European national Food Science organizations are organized into the European Federation of Food Science and Technology. Where is this group based?
Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Name the countries where the following dishes are popular, often recognised as the national dishes: Ema datshi, Bacalhau, Poutine, Bobotie
Ema Datshi: Bhutan, Bacalhau: Portugal, Poutine: Canada, Bobotie: South Africa
Swiss style yogurt is what?
Yogurt with fruits mixed
What is the name of the Fruit Loops mascot?
Toucan Sam
Loganberry is a cross of which two berries?
The loganberry (Rubus × loganobaccus) is a hybrid of the North American blackberry (Rubus ursinus) and the European raspberry (Rubus idaeus).
What is the nutritional claim on a bottle of regular Coca-Cola?
very low sodium 35 mg or less per 240mL
The uncurling of tea leaves when hot water is poured on is called?
The agony of leaves
What is another name for a single banana?
Name the different components of the food pyramid and the recommended number of servings for each.
1) Fats, oil, sweet (use spraringly) 2) Milk, yogurt, cheese group (2-3 servings) 3) Meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs & nuts group (2-3 servings) 4) Vegetable group (3-5 servings) 5) Fruit group (2-4 servings) 6) Bread, cereal, rice and paste group (6-11 servings)
Please provide 5 of the 6 “technologies” that are part of the definition of food technology.
selection, preservation, processing, packaging, distribution, and use
What month is designated as National Meat Month?
Historically, which fruit has been the symbol of American hospitality?
Which fruit was called the "pommes d'amour," or love apple, during 18th century France?
The tomato
Which state leads the US in mushroom production? Producing 45% of the fresh crop in 1999?
Match geographic regions to products: Amaranth, guava, Kosha, spelt; South america, central america, central europe, middle east
Central America: Amaranth; South america: Guava; Central Europe: Kosha; Middle east: spelt
What is the state fruit of Tennessee?
How did pound cake get its name?
One pound quantities of the key ingredients (sugar, butter, eggs and flour in the original recipe)
What does the term "con carne" mean in mexican food?
With meat
What food will never rot and has been recorded to last 3,000 years?
What food additive allows Morton salt to say, "When it rains, it pours?"
Calcium silicate
What sweetener did ira remsen discover in 1879?
What is the name of a freze-dried potato product in Bolivia and Peru?
Two french brothers who originally produced tires financed what system?
As of 2005, what is the official soft drink of Maine?
There are only two herbs with names that contain 3 letters. Name one.
Bay, rue
What color is observed when red, green, and blue pigments are mixed in equal amounts?
What was the original name for cheerios?
How many foodborne illness cases every year?
48 million
Countries of origin for cheeses: Paneer Colby Gouda Jarlsberg Ardrahan
Paneer: India Colby: US Gouda: Netherlands Jarlsberg: Norway Ardrahan: Ireland
Which is the country of origin of the following cheeses: Cheddar, Mozzarella, Gouda, Edam, Hawartii
Cheddar: England, mozzarella: italy, Gouda and Edam: Netherlands, Havarti: Denmark
What is the name of a recent book that is being compared with Upton Sinclair's The Jungle Of the early 1900s because of its critical evaluation of the meat industry as well as fast food chains?
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
What are the real names of the Pillsbury Dough Boy and his family members?
The dough boy: Poppin' fresh; Poppie Fresh, was released, followed by Granmommer and Granpopper, Uncle Rollie, a son (Popper), daughter (Bun-Bun) and Flapjack and Biscuit (the Fresh family’s dog and cat) in the years that followed.
What region cultivated the first potato on ca. 200 BC?
South America
Name the 4Ps of food marketing.
product, price, place, promotion
What food product was the first to ever have a barcode?
Wrigely’s gum
What does the M in M & Ms stand for?
Mars & Murrie, to co-creators of the candy
What newly-imported substance caused the first major outbreak of tooth decay in Europe in the 1500's?
What breakfast cereal was Sonny the Cuckoo Bird "cuckoo for"?
Cocoa Puffs
In 2008, Ajinomoto announced a new non-caloric artificial sweetener derived from Aspartame, about 20,000 times sweeter than sucrose and 110 times sweeter than aspartame. Name the sweetener.
What company does Starbucks donate 100% of its leftover food?
Feeding America
What is the name of the food substitute that supplies all daily nutritional needs?
What spice from the dried leaves of an herb in the mint family gives pork sausage its typical flavor?
What does the Italian word linguine mean?
Little tongue.
What was the location of the first Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise?
Salt Lake City, Utah
What is the approximate per capita seafood consumption in the U.S.?
15.5 lbs in 2015
Original gummy bear was made in 1922 in which country?
Despite its name what cookie was invented in the early 1900s in San Francisco?
Fortune cookie
The modern name “Walnut” comes from the German word Walnuss, What does Walnuss mean?
Foreign nut
Which 2 indegineous groups cultivated peanuts?
Incas and Aztecs
Name 3 sources of caffeine
Caffeine is an alkaloid occurring naturally in some 60 plant species, of which cocoa beans, kola nuts, tea leaves and coffee beans are the most well-known. Other natural sources of caffeine include yerba maté, guarana berries, guayusa, and the yaupon holly.
What was the real name of Chef Boy-ar-dee?
Ettore “Hector” Boiardi
What recipe, first published over 50 years ago, has been requested most frequently through the years by the readers of "Better Homes and Garden"?
The recipe for hamburger pie
What are designer foods?
foods fortified with health promoting ingredients
The single most important phase of a sterile canning operation is what?
Which comprises for 20% calorie intake in world
Preferred by one in five Americans, which is the most popular flavor of pie in the US? A. Apple B. Cherry C. Pumpkin D. Chicken
A. Apple
Which city was the birthplace of kool-aid?
Hastings, Nebraska, Kool-Aid is an American brand of flavored drink mix owned by Kraft Heinz based in Chicago, Illinois.
What term refers to very low Coronary heart diseases despite a diet high in solid fat?
French paradox
The PBS/HBO children's television show Sesame Street features a blue muppet character named after a snack and is always hungry for it. Name the character.
Cookie Monster
What is the official shelf life of a Twinkie?
25 days.
Mofongo', a common dish in Dominican restaurants and kitchens, actually originated in which country?
Puerto Rico
What is the full name of the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken?
Colonel Harland Sanders
Who is the father of puffed cereal?
Alexander Anderson
What is the leading state in # milk/cow?
What is miso?
fermented soybean paste
What are the top 4 catfish producing states in the U.S.?
Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansa
As of 2016, what is the state vegetable of Vermont?
Gilfeather turnip
How many flavors of fruit loops come in a typical box?
What pepper is named as the "state native pepper" of Texas and is sometimes called Indian pepper, turkey, bird’s eye, or simply bird peppers?
chiltepin, chiltepe, or chile tepin
What are the big 3 canned products?
corn, tomatoes, green beans
What city hosts a Solar egg frying contest every July 4?
Oatman, Arizona
What are the holes in Swiss cheese caused by and what are they called?
Carbon dioxide and they are called eyes.
4 of the 8 names for dark roasted coffee.
Espresse, continental, french, vienesse
What component of carbonated beverages is responsible for the "sparkle" and "zest" (or the bubbles)?
Carbon dioxide gas
Mexican sauce with chillies, nuts and various ingredients
What nut is in honey nut cheerios?
Why was the McDonalds cherry pie discontinued?
too few cherries per pie.
How many flowers are in the design stamped on each side of an oreo cookie?
99% of the US hazelnut crop is grown in which state or states?
What percentage of US food sales are organic foods?
Dimitri Mendeleev is credited with the creation of what?
Periodic table
In 1928, the first automatic bread slicer, developed by Otto Rohwedder was put into service at Frank Bench’s Chillicothe Baking Company. What state did this take place in?
Is apple juice sweeter when it is colder?
The Mcllhenny company, a producer of tabasco is located on which island?
Avery island
What is the term for a place where fresh healthy food is unaffordable or inaccessible?
food desert
How many flowers does it take to produce 1 lb of dried saffron?
In 1926, the Michelin man began to award stars for fine dining. What does each star mean?
1 = worth a stop, 2 = worth a detour, 3 = worth a special journey
What is the term that refers to a person’s inability to taste?
What candy bar allegedly was named in honor of the daughter of President Grover Cleveland?
Baby Ruth
Under what Presidential Administration was FSMA signed into law?
Barack Obama
The 1979 trial of Dan White for the murders of San Fransisco city supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone became well known for a defense strategy in which consumption of a certain food product was stated as symptomatic of the defendant's underlying depression. The strategy is now known by the name of this product. Name the strategy/product.
The Twinkie defense
Which food is caramel coloring added to in Southeast Asian cuisine?
soy sauce
Name 3 hard cheeses.
common hard cheeses: asiago, parmigiano reggiano, pecorino, parmesan, cheshire, gruyere, cheddar, gouda, manchego, (for more hard cheeses see source, has over 500 hard type cheeses)
What is the name of the frog mascot for honey smacks?
Dig 'em
Which US state, the leading producer of potatoes, celebrates Spud Day every year?
Why was the Animal Crackers box designed with a string handle?
The animal shaped cookie treats were introduced in 1902 as a Christmas novelty, and packaged so they would be hung from the Christmas trees.
What two spices are derived from the fruit of the nutmeg tree?
Nutmeg and Mace
The fifth taste response, activated by flavor potentiators like MSG, is called
On average in the US how many tons of food will a person eat in their lifetime?
35 tons
What company first created condensed soup in 1897?
A popular south asian delicacy, Balut is a dish cooked by boiling or steaming what and eaten from its shell?
Fertilized developing duck egg embryo
What was the original flavor of the filling of Twinkies?
Banana Cream
Name the plants used to make the following liquors? kachaka, rum, vodka, baijiu, Mezcal
Vodka: potatoes/ cereal grains, Rum: sugar cane or molasses, Cachaça: cane sugar, Agave: Mezcal Sorghum: Kaoliang liquor Kaoliang liquor, Gaoliang liquor or Sorghum liquor is a strong distilled liquor of Chinese origin made from fermented sorghum. It is a type of light-aroma Baijiu.
In 2008 and 2009, which state had the highest value of production (production multiplied by average price per pound) of honey?
North Dakota
What is the genus and species of the fungus that caused the Irish famine?
Phytophora infestans
Belgian waffles were invented in which country?
What does AOAC stand for?
Association of Official Agricultural Chemists
Who is regarded as the inventor of modern chewing gum?
Thomas Adams
In the US, scampi refers to a dish usually prepared from shrimps. However, in UK, scampi is legally defined as which seafood species?
What is the most popular spice in the world?
Black pepper
How many flowers do honeybees visit to make 1 pound of honey?
~2 mil
In order, name the first three ingredients in a regular Coke and in Diet Coke.
Regular: Carbonated water, high fructose corn and/or sucrose syrup, caramel color; Diet: Carbonated water, caramel color, aspartame.
Fermented cheese named after cities of origin: Cheedar , applewood, Mozralla, Yarg
What continent does Macadamian nuts originate?
What day in August is National Rice Pudding Day?
August 9th
What meant standing in old french but now means tough bread?
In what country did the Jerusalem artichoke originate?
True or false: the name margarine comes from a fatty acid, margaric acid, named by Chevreul in 1813.
True, although later studies showed there is no such thing as margaric acid
In the Chinese melamine incident, what protein apporximation method was used that couldn't differentiate between protein and melamine?
The Kjeldahl method
What is the state fruit of West Virginia?
Golden Delicious Apple
What are the two top selling spices in the world?
pepper and mustard
In what year was the blue M&M introduced?
Name the following peppers in order from mild to hot: jalapeno, habanero, serrano, poblano, chipotle
poblano, jalapeno, chipotle, serrano, habanero
What is the most shopliftedfood product in the world?
What is the source of the milk used in making Roquefort cheese?
Ewe/female sheep
What is the honorary society of food science and who founded it?
Phi Tau Sigma, founded by Dr. Gideon Livingston in 1953 at Umass.
What british desert shares a name with an early atomic model?
plum pudding
State veg of oklahoma?
Who was the first commission of the US Food and Drug Administration?
Harvey Washington Wiley
What dessert was invented by Franz Sacher in 1832?
the sachertorte
What two organizations developed the Marion blackberry (or marionberry)?
USDA-ARS and Oregon State University
Mofongo', a common dish in Dominican restaurants and kitchens, actually originated in which country?
Puerto Rico
Country of origin: Edam, Cheddar, Mortadella
Edam: Netherlands, Chhedar: England; Mortadella: Italy
Passage of the food drug and cosmetic act of 1938 was motivated by
The tipping point came in 1937, when an untested pharmaceutical killed scores of patients, including many children, as soon as it went on the market.
What flavor of ice cream did Baskin-Robbins introduce to commemorate America's landing on the moon on July 20, 1969?
Lunar cheesecake
What are the top 2 selling spices in the world?
Black pepper and mustard
WHO stands for what?
World Health Organization
Chiffon, marble, and bundt are types of what?
What is the meaning of Mai Tai in Tahitian language?
Out of this world
How many calories do you consume every time you lick a stamp?
1/10th cal
What year was a recipe for the modern, chocolate brownie first published?
In restaurants, 86 is used when an item on the menu is no longer available. What number is used when the item is available again?
Name the acid coagulated cheese.
The first rDNA food additive sold in the USA was?
recombinant chymosin
What is the most popular ice cream flavor?
On average how many pounds of food does a family of four in the US waste each year?
1565 pounds
Name 5 unripened cheeses.
Cottage, ricotta, mozarella, quark, cheese curds, marscapone, feta, etc.
MC: This fermented cheese is named for what city in England? a. Applewood b. Cheddar c. Mozarella d. Yarg
a. Cheddar
As of 2014 list 6 of the 8 crops that Oregon is a number 1 producer of.
blackberries, boysenberries, black raspberries, Christmas trees, grass seeds, hazelnuts, potted azaleas, storage onions
Which airline was the first to have in-flight kitchen in 1937?
United Airlines
Who had the 1st patent on the metal can?
Peter Durand of England
Dr Pepper boasts that their characteristic flavor is made up of how many individual flavors?
In the 1920s, which company developed the method for the use of refrigeration to reduce the temperature of the food below the point of ice crystallization?
What country is the world’s largest producer of Vanilla?
If you order your food 'a la carte', you order it from: Drive-through window, daily specials, over the phone, menu
The Menu
What is the Weston A. Price Foundation?
An organization that, among other things, promotes the consumption of animal fat, consumption of raw milk
Roquefort cheese is made from the milk of what animal?
The 1979 trial of Dan White for the murders of San Fransisco city supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone became well known for a defense strategy in which consumption of a certain food product was stated as symptomatic of the defendant's underlying depression. The strategy is now known by the name of this product. Name the strategy/product.
The Twinkie defense
The earliest recorded reference to sausage occurred in which epic work? Written in the 8th century BC?
Homer’s the Odyssey
The 17th century case of ergotism is popularly known as?
Salem witch trials
How many different flavors of jelly beans exist?
Which brand tells you 'You're not you when you're hungry'?
In which country's restaurants, 86 is used for item unavailable and 68 for items that are available?
Name the 2 major producers of orange juice concentrate.
florida and brazil
Promortion of which food product in Africa won 2016 world food prize?
Orange fleshed sweet potato
What is the classic Valencian dish made from rice, poultry, and seafood?
What food may get its name from the German word for stirrup?
What state designated Jell-O as its "state snack food" in 2001?
What is the minimum weight of a gallon of ice cream?
4.5 pounds (2 kg)
In which country fresh smoked kielbasa originated?
In August of 2013 Chef, Richard McMullen, cooked what kind of food for the first time.
Hamburger that was made with lab grown meat.
What herb is considered a key component of a traditional American turkey stuffing?
In which year was the first lab cultured meat consumed?
In 2013, Wisconsin declared a new state pastry. This pastry is hand-rolled from Danish pastry dough (wienerbrød dough) that has been rested overnight before shaping, filling, and baking. Many sheets of the flaky dough are layered, then shaped into an oval. After filling with fruit, nut, or other flavor combinations, the pastry is baked and iced. What is the name of this pastry?
What is the 2020 Firmenich flavor of the year?
Classic Blueberry
When was the Bureau of Chemistry, later the FDA, founded?
What is the term for the fear of cooking?
Who created the first successful formula for commercial bubble gum, called Dubble Bubble, in 1928?
Walter Diemer
Which company worked with NASA to develop HACCP?
What was the first fast food hamburger shop in US?
White Castle
What pasta dish went viral on TikTok in 2021?
Baked feta pasta
Which was the first civilization to make marshmallows?
Ancient Egypt
Name one drink that is named for the wormwood plant?
Vermouth and absinthe
Which country produces over 70% of the world's maple syrup?
Launched in Dec 2022, the Del Monte zero pineapple is now available in certain markets of US and Europe. What makes it unique?
Certified carbon neutral with zero emission
Which annual celebration of Bavarian beer and culture attracts millions of visitors to Germany each year?
What country is the origin of coffee plant?
What is the most widely eaten fish in the world?
The farmer’s share of the retail food dollar varies greatly among foods. Can you guess the share for eggs? A. 15 %, B. 29%, c 50% and d 65%
D 65%
In 1990, Hershey's sent 144,000 heat-resistant candy bars to GIs in which operation?
Desert Storm
Who was the first person to claim that electricity made meat uncommonly tender?
Benjamin Franklin
Assuming an average lifetime of 70 years, how many seconds is 1 billionth of an average lifetime?
2.2 seconds
In 2008, Ajinomoto announced a new non-caloric artificial sweetener derived from Aspartame, about 20,000 times sweeter than sucrose and 110 times sweeter than aspartame. Name the sweetener.
What is the following phobia, arachibutyrophobia?
fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth
Which act established Land grant universities in 1862?
Land-Grant College Act
Imported to Europe for the first time by Dutch traders around 1610. It was sold for the first time in England around 1660. What is it?
Which food company sponsored FIFA soccer?
Coca Cola
Name the countries where the following traditional dishes originate? Baklava, suya, loco moco
Turkey baklava , suya is from Nigeria, and loco moco is in the United States.
Name 6 foods that are considered umami foods.
seaweed, parmigiana-reggiano, soy sauce, marmite, fish sauce, green tea, cured ham, tomatoes, sardines, shrimp, beef and mushrooms
What is the Japanese probiotic drink made from Lactobacillus casei Shirota?
Give the nonnutritive sweetener used in the production of the following artificial sweeteners: NutraSweet, Sweet One, Sweet’N Low, Splenda, Equal.
Aspartame (NutraSweet® and Equal®) Acesulfame-K (Sweet One®) Neotame Saccharin (Sweet’N Low®) Sucralose (Splenda®)
In 1946, BBC aired the first-ever cooking show, called "Cookery". What was the first dish ever cooked on television?
Lobster vol-au-vents
In August 2013, Chef Richard McGeown cooked what for the first time?
A hamburger from lab-grown meat
Pomology is a science of?
What common paste is made from the seeds of the Arachis hypogaea, a legume, after they are roasted?
Peanut butter
What are the 4P of food marketing?
Place, price, promotion, product
What culture was the first to make a marshmallow-based candy?
Relating to food service, in a three compartment sink what is each sink used for?
washing, rinsing, and sanitizing
Which county first produced the croissant?
What nation produces 40% of the world's vanilla?
Who was the French inventor of airtight food preservation, and is also known as the "father of canning"?
Nicolas Appert
What grain has been cultivated for more than 8,000 years?
Which 4 fast food restaurants have the most locations worldwide?
McDonalds, KFC, Subway, Starbucks
Pozole is a fermented soup or stew from which country?
What is the state appetizer of Rhode Island?
Lists three types of Vanilla as to their source and give their properties.
Madagascar – highly flavorful, spicy. expensive, Mexican Vanilla – woody flavor,Tahitian Vanilla – floral flavor
For retail food display lights, what scale is used for the color temperature?
Name countries of origin: Baklava, Montecu, Sooyah, Baubate, Loco Loco
Baklava: Italy; Montecu: Honduras; sooyah: Nigeria; Baubate: South Africa; Loco loco: US
Loganberry is a cross of what two berries?
raspberry and blackberry
What country produces 2/3rds the of the worlds vanilla?
In culinary terms, what can be meat from deer, elk, moose, antelope, caribou, and pronghorn?
Name 4 of the eight names of dark roast coffee.
Expresso, high, continental, New Orleans, European, Viennese, Italian or French.
Name the company that patented Olestra.
Proctor and Gamble
Mageirocophobia is a fear of what?
What type of lettuce was called crisphead until the 1920's?
Iceberg lettuce
When was the USDA created and who did Abraham Lincoln appoint as the 1st leader?
1862, Charles Wetherill
What is the name for the French dish of thin pancakes?
What is Food Babe's real name?
Vani Hari
Which to indigenous groups made peanut butter by first grinding roasted peanuts into a paste?
Ancient Incas and the Aztecs
How many new food and drink products are launched worldwide each year?
Which U.S. President signed the Wholesome Meat Act into law?
Lyndon B. Johnson
What is the state fruit of Texas?
Texas Red Grapefruit
The International Association of Milk, Food and Environmental Sanitarians (IAMFES) have recently undergone a name change. What is the new name for this organization?
International Association for Food Protection (IAFP)
Which of these crops is not listed for product development competition in the NASA space program: A) peanuts B) spinach C) watermelon D) tomato?
What are the names of the three gnomes tha represent Kellog's Rice Krispy Cereal?
Snap, Crackle, and Pop
Why can birds eat chili peppers and not be bothered?
They can’t taste capsaicin
Which bacteria must be tested for under the final rule for pathogen reduction and HACCP? And which bacteria should meet performance standards?
generic E. coli, Salmonella
What is the term for farming and grazing practices that, among other benefits, reverse climate change by rebuilding soil organic matter and restoring degraded soil biodiversity resulting in carbon drawdown and improving the water cycle?
Regenerative Agriculture
Ergotism is thought to be the cause of which 17th century event?
the Salem witchcraft panic of 1692
Which company had a long running slogan of '57 varieties'?
Which book brought attention to the effects of widespread use of pesticide?
Silent Spring
First fruit shown in pac man.
Name 6 colors used to classify teas.
black, green, white, yellow, blue-green, and red
In Aug 2013, Chef Richard McGeown cooked what for the first time?
Lab grown meat hamburger
Who developed cocoa butter, cocoa powder, and the Dutching process?
Coenraad Johannes van Houten
What state did Colby cheese originate in?
What is the name of the mascot for Frosted Flakes cereal?
Tony the Tiger
What is the common name obtained from laurel tree often used to flavor soups, sauces?
Bay leaves
What was the first food eaten on the moon by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin Jr?
Hot dogs
By volume which country is number one in butter and ghee?
What military leader offered a prize to scientists to develop preserved foods for the armies of France?
Napoleon Bonaparte [Napoleon's Food Preservation Prize (1795)]
Which Opera singer is immortalized in the name of a fruit and ice cream dessert?
Nelli Melba
What is commercial under counter refrigerator known as
Low Boy
What is another name for Sodium Lauryl Sulfate?
Sodium dodecyl sulfate
What percent of the Earth's water is potable, or fresh-water?
Who was the 1st athelte to appear on a box of Wheaties?
Lew Gehrig
Name the country where the following companies are headquartered. Nestle, Pepsico, Suntory, Grupo Bimbo, Sekuro
Nestle: Switzerland , PepsiCo: US, Suntory: Japanese multinational brewing and distilling company group, Grupo Bimbo: Mexico, sekuro Incorporated: Canada
What is the first hamburger chain in the US?
White castle
What is another name for cilantro?
What were british sailors named after?
What was the first ever breakfast cereal?
shredded wheat
What kitchen appliance inspired Nike's first shoe?
Waffle iron
What fruit is used to make 'tarte au sucre'?
None, there is no fruit in tarte au sucre
What city became immortalized as "hog butcher of the world" by poet Carl Sandburg?
What is the scientific name of the honeybee?
Apis mellifera
Which candy bar's name is derived from Tween biscuit sticks?
According to his facebook page, what is Mr. Peanut's astrological sign?
What company was the first soft drink manufacturer?
Schwepps in 1783
This condiment was originally sold as a medicine in the 1830’s.
Haagen Dazs is : a- the new last name of Sonja haagen after she married frank Dazs, b - a century old Dutch ice cream company that started marketing in the US in 1957, c- the name of an ice cream company originally founded by US entrepreneur Reuben Mattus, who thought up the name while taking a shower, d - an ice cream company founded by pillsbury company
What does the acronym IuFoST stand for?
International Union of Food Science and Technology
The PBS/HBO children's television show Sesame Street features a blue muppet character named after a snack and is always hungry for it. Name the character.
Cookie Monster
What is the state mushroom of Oregon?
Pacific Golden Chanterelle
Who is the author of "The Jungle?"
Upton Sinclair
Name one of the 3 most popular condiments in German restaurants?
Mustard, Horseradish, Würze, Curry, Ketchup, Sauces
What comes in crimmini, morel, oyster, and wood ear varieties?
What is the name of the spice mix used in Ethiopian and interesting culture that contains ingredients like chili peppers, garlic, ginger, and fennel.
Berbere Seasoning
Eureka and Lisbon are the two most common varieties of what fruit?
In which country was margarine invented?
In the Middle Ages this spice was used to pay rent and taxes.
Black pepper
Michelin Stars ranking and their definitions
3>2>1. 1 star: high quality cooking, worth a stop! 2. excellent cooking, worth a detour 3. exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey
Eversweet was developed by which company?
What are eight flavors of Necco wafers?
Wintergreen, chocolate, lime, lemon, clove, cinnamon, orange, licorice
What method of food preservation did the Incas first use on potatoes?
What is a substance not naturally part of a food but deliberately added to fulfill some specific purpose?
Food additive
The first FDA approved use of recycled plastic in food packaging was a program to use 25% recycled plastics in bottles that contained what product?
Coca cola
What month is National Pasta Month?
Who was the first "celebrity chef", cooking on a show called "Chez Bon Viveur"?
Fanny Cradock
In 1990 which state became the first to ban tetra-pak juice boxes in its landfills?
At Ramen shop, you may find this red colored spice blend shichimi togarashi on your table which roughly translates to seven flavor chili pepper give seven of the typical ingredients
Red chili pepper, Sansho which is a Japanese pepper, black sesame seeds, poppy seeds, Nori, ginger, chickpea or orange peel. Hemp seeds, Chinese basil or white sesame seeds.
Name top 3 cheese producing countries.
US, Germany, France
The Columbian exchange refers to the widespread transfer of plants, culture, technology, etc between the Americas and the Old World. Name 3 foods that originated in the Old World and transferred to the Americas, and 3 foods originating in the Americas and transferred to the Old World.
Old world to America Pigs, horses, cattle, chickens, honeybees, grains, bananas, sugarcane, olives, citrus fruit, coffee beans, peaches, pears, apples, carrots, grapes, cabbage, lettuce, onions, soybeans Americas to the Old World Potatoes, corn, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, squash, cassava, tomatoes, pineapples, avocados, beans, peanuts, cashews, cacao, vanilla, chili peppers, tobacco, turkeys, sunflowers
In 2018, what was the launch date for the release of Starbuck’s seasonal Pumpkin Spice latte?
8/1/2028 12:00:00 AM
The latin motto of the FAO is "fiat panes." What does the translate to?
"Let there be bread"
What state is the pretzel making capital of the U.S.?
What European nation consumes more spicy Mexican food than any other country?
In 1946, BBC aired the first-ever cooking show, called "Cookery". Who was the first chef to have his own cooking show?
Philip Harben
Who was the president of the US when the USDA was formed?
Abraham Lincoln
Who developed the process of pasteurization in the1860s?
Louis Pasteur
What are other names for the baobab tree?
Monkey Bread Tree, Tree of Life, Bottle Tree or Upside Down Tree
Who was the first athlete on Wheaties box?
Lou gerrick
What scientific group is thought to have started the Industrial Revolution?
Lunar Society of Birmingham
What is the fibrous Italian cheese, that's name means spun curd due to the due to the unique stretching process?
Pasta filata, also known as “stretched curd” or “spun paste”, refers to the process of heating and stretching curd directly before forming a final cheese
Where was the "Pina Colada" invented?
San Juan, Puerto Rico
What color is the inside of a cranberry?
In 1883, the brothers Oscar and Meyer lease a failing Chicago meat market and made the company, a success within five years, named the company.
Oscar Meyer.
What is a savory, usually acidic, sauce in which meat is soaked to enrich its flavor or to tenderize it?
The Baby Ruth candy bar was introduced in 1920 by the Curtis Candy Co. Who is it named after?
Eldest daughter of President Grover Cleveland (not the baseball player)
What was the original inspiration for the Margherita pizza using basil, tomatoes, and mozzarella?
the Italian flag (green, white, and red)
A popular south asian delicacy, Balut is a dish cooked by boiling or steaming what and eaten from its shell?
Fertilized developing duck egg embryo
What was the round copper container first used to deliver pizza in Naples in 1800s?
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