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Sarita
06-16-2008, 06:47 AM
Okay, let's play. I'll post a question related to food and whoever answers correctly gets to pick a question and so on... The questions land anywhere on the food spectrum, from interesting facts, to ingredients, cookbook authors, quotes, plant/veg facts, whatever you like!

My only rule, at least for now, is that you answer based on your own knowledge and not google (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105852). :D


Ready? Since I picked loads of baby arugula today...



Question 1: Name the movie. "Arugula. It's a vegetable."

Haggis
06-16-2008, 06:50 AM
Question 1: Name the movie. "Arugula. It's a vegetable."

*fricken movie trivia....*

brianm
06-16-2008, 08:42 AM
Ratatouille? I think he said it to his brother...

Bmwhtly
06-16-2008, 01:44 PM
Question 1: Name the movie. "Arugula. It's a vegetable."Is it 3 Days in the Valley?

Kitrianna
06-16-2008, 05:13 PM
*plunks down on the clueless couch until the next question* I don't watch alot of movies or TV...except food network.

brianm
06-16-2008, 05:37 PM
Did the host go on holiday?:popcorn:

Sarita
06-16-2008, 10:04 PM
No one has answered correctly yet...

TerzaRima
06-16-2008, 10:10 PM
It sounds like a Bill Murray line.Groundhog Day?

Sarita
06-16-2008, 10:11 PM
Nope! I didn't think this would be so hard!

zenwriter
06-17-2008, 12:35 AM
I can picture Steve Martin saying this -- is it LA Story?

auntybug
06-17-2008, 12:38 AM
I see Billy Crystal... but I can't say a movie...

brianm
06-17-2008, 02:00 AM
Perhaps another clue?

soleary
06-17-2008, 02:02 AM
Forrest Gump?

Jersey Chick
06-17-2008, 02:20 AM
My Blue Heaven!

soleary
06-17-2008, 02:44 AM
White Men Can't Jump?

:)

soleary
06-17-2008, 02:45 AM
Iron Chef America for Dummies: The Movie???

jennifer75
06-17-2008, 02:47 AM
Sleepless in Seattle?

brianm
06-17-2008, 03:08 AM
The only recent 'cooking' movie I can think of is No Reservations but I don't remember that line. She might have said it the first night she made dinner for her niece. Whole fish, as I recall.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
06-17-2008, 03:11 AM
I got nuthin'.

Sarita
06-17-2008, 03:35 AM
I can picture Steve Martin saying this -- is it LA Story?
So close!


My Blue Heaven!
We have a WINNER! Your question, Chickie!

Jersey Chick
06-17-2008, 03:41 AM
Ack... okay... Hmm....

What town is Chef Emeril LeGasse from?


**sorry about that terrible grammar**

CatSlave
06-17-2008, 04:00 AM
Hoboken?

soleary
06-17-2008, 04:11 AM
BOSTON

soleary
06-17-2008, 04:13 AM
DANG! My brother just corrected me. He's from Fall River, MA, not Boston. DRAT.

CACTUSWENDY
06-17-2008, 04:20 AM
This game sounds way too hard. I want to play something else......:Jump:

Haggis
06-17-2008, 04:22 AM
DANG! My brother just corrected me. He's from Fall River, MA, not Boston. DRAT.

Without Googling it, I think you're right.

soleary
06-17-2008, 04:25 AM
I can't take credit, though, as he had the right answer, not I. Dannnngit.

Jersey Chick
06-17-2008, 04:40 AM
ARGH!

I'm giving it to you, Soleary... you didn't google and that's okay by me. If it's okay with the OP, that is...

what say you, OP? :D

brianm
06-17-2008, 04:46 AM
If this trivia game moves any faster, we'll be going backwards.

Haggis
06-17-2008, 04:50 AM
Okay. By the power vested in me as, um, nothing, I hereby declare Soleary the winner of the last question ('cause I Googled it just to be sure). If JC want's to change it later, she can.

Give us a new one, Soleary.

Sarita
06-17-2008, 04:59 AM
Totally fine. Let's move it along! :)

brianm
06-17-2008, 05:03 AM
Give us a new one, Soleary.

Yeah, another movie one would be good. 'Cause we all know it's Haggis' favorite type of trivia question. :e2brows:

Haggis
06-17-2008, 05:04 AM
Yeah, another movie one would be good. 'Cause we all know it's Haggis' favorite type of trivia question. :e2brows:

:e2thud:

soleary
06-17-2008, 06:35 AM
So do I get to ask the next question? If so, I am soooo screwed. Okay. How about this ... Who made fried green tomatoes at the whistle stop cafe?

CACTUSWENDY
06-17-2008, 06:40 AM
Is nobody listening?

Helllllooooooo.....:e2tongue:

Williebee
06-17-2008, 06:40 AM
Um... Fannie Flagg wrote it. (One of my writing idols.)

Idgie and Ruth ran the cafe, so I guess they cooked 'em.

Does that cover it?

Mary-Louise Parker is just so hot, btw.

Haggis
06-17-2008, 06:45 AM
Come on, people. Don't make me start a trivia thread about...you know...food. What's with the movie questions?

jennifer75
06-17-2008, 07:47 AM
how trivial can food be????
Start it haggis......show me what you got.

Williebee
06-17-2008, 08:04 AM
How trivial can food be?

What's cibophobia?
Who was the Baby Ruth named after?
Recite for us the McDonalds recipe chant.
And, if you want something tough? Name the Campbell Soup kids.

I have way too much crap in my head.

jennifer75
06-17-2008, 08:06 AM
smarty pants.

Williebee
06-17-2008, 08:18 AM
Why thank you.

No, I mean, Why thank you?

:)

Haggis
06-17-2008, 02:54 PM
How trivial can food be?

What's cibophobia?
Who was the Baby Ruth named after?
Recite for us the McDonalds recipe chant.
And, if you want something tough? Name the Campbell Soup kids.

I have way too much crap in my head.

Fear of cibos. :rolleyes:

Baby Ruth was named after a president's daughter. Um, Grover Cleveland, I
think. The president. Not the daughter. Her name was Ruth. :D

Two all-beef patties...special sauce...sesame seed bun. *cough*

Uh, Dick and Jane? :Shrug:

brianm
06-17-2008, 03:32 PM
Uh, Dick and Jane? :Shrug:

Oh, for goodness sakes. Everyone knows they were Um-um and Good.

:ROFL:

I just crack myself up...

This thread is a bit like an apple. A question a day helps keep the players away. :tongue

Sarita
06-17-2008, 04:03 PM
What's cibophobia?Okay, I think I can do this. Cibo= Latin for meal/food, right? Can this be fear of food? Uh? Really?


Recite for us the McDonalds recipe chant.Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame bun. :D

Okay, I'm spent .

Ol' Fashioned Girl
06-17-2008, 04:09 PM
Okay, I think I can do this. Cibo= Latin for meal/food, right? Can this be fear of food? Uh? Really?

Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame bun. :D

Okay, I'm spent .

BUZZZ!

'on a sesame seed bun'. :D

Sarita
06-17-2008, 04:18 PM
BUZZZ!

'on a sesame seed bun'. :DOuch! I typed too fast! Too excited over knowing an answer. That'll teach me. :)

ETA: Oooo, 8,000 posts! :D

Haggis
06-17-2008, 04:21 PM
Name the Campbell Soup kids.


Hans and Fritz?

Lucy and Ethyl?

Frick and Frack?

Bert and Ernie?

The Captain and Tennille?

The Doublemint Twins?

Haggis
06-17-2008, 04:37 PM
Oooo. The Boss says I get the next question. Kewl.

Um.

Name two bases commonly found in the kitchen?

And I don't mean "first and second." :)

Bubastes
06-17-2008, 04:40 PM
"Bases"? Like sauce base and stock base (in a restaurant kitchen)? I iz confuzed.

Haggis
06-17-2008, 04:43 PM
"Bases"? Like sauce base and stock base (in a restaurant kitchen)? I iz confuzed.

Liek acid vs. base. :D

Bubastes
06-17-2008, 04:48 PM
Hmmm, baking soda is the only one I can think of at the moment.

Haggis
06-17-2008, 04:50 PM
Hmmm, baking soda is the only one I can think of at the moment.

Thassa one.

cray
06-17-2008, 04:52 PM
cyanide and lye

Bubastes
06-17-2008, 04:53 PM
The other can't be baking powder because that's an acid/base combination (cream of tartar + baking soda) if I recall correctly.

:thinks harder:

Haggis
06-17-2008, 05:00 PM
cyanide and lye

*frowns at cray*


The other can't be baking powder because that's an acid/base combination (cream of tartar + baking soda) if I recall correctly.

:thinks harder:

Think "refrigerator."

cray
06-17-2008, 05:03 PM
*frowns at cray*

are you saying they ain't bases common in my kitchen?
hhehehehe






Think "refrigerator."



i know,....
refrigerator!?!

Bubastes
06-17-2008, 05:07 PM
Refrigerator coolant?

Haggis
06-17-2008, 05:14 PM
*Growls at cray and Meow*

Okay. There are actually three common ones, but I can only remember two of them.

Ya'll ready to give up?

cray
06-17-2008, 05:14 PM
don't check your reppies


i had to rep it,....'cause i ain't gots no questions lined up

Haggis
06-17-2008, 05:20 PM
don't check your reppies


i had to rep it,....'cause i ain't gots no questions lined up

"Egg whites." You'r'e right, cray.

Your turn now. :D

Bubastes
06-17-2008, 05:28 PM
:hits head:

Hey cray, if you don't have a question lined up, I have one.

ETA: actually I have two!

cray
06-17-2008, 05:29 PM
very well then,......a softball for you all,..

philadelphia is home of 3 or 4 awesomely awesome food stuffs....
let's make it 4 since i'm the judge.

name 4.

Haggis
06-17-2008, 05:29 PM
:hits head:

Hey cray, if you don't have a question lined up, I have one.

Do it, Meow. He also said "dish soap" in his rep comment, and I shouldn't have let him get away with that. :D

Grr. Grrr. Grrrr.

cray
06-17-2008, 05:31 PM
Do it, Meow. He also said "dish soap" in his rep comment, and I shouldn't have let him get away with that. :D

i posted a question, dorks.

Haggis
06-17-2008, 05:32 PM
very well then,......a softball for you all,..

philadelphia is home of 3 or 4 awesomely awesome food stuffs....
let's make it 4 since i'm the judge.

name 4.

Phillie cheese steak

Cream cheese

Ben Franklin

um... soft pretzels with mustard

Sarita
06-17-2008, 05:32 PM
very well then,......a softball for you all,..

philadelphia is home of 3 or 4 awesomely awesome food stuffs....
let's make it 4 since i'm the judge.

name 4.
Cheesesteaks, cream cheese, philly style ice cream, and um... uh... something else that's fabulously philadelphia...

Bubastes
06-17-2008, 05:33 PM
very well then,......a softball for you all,..

philadelphia is home of 3 or 4 awesomely awesome food stuffs....
let's make it 4 since i'm the judge.

name 4.

Four? Hmmm:
cheesesteaks
Tastykakes
pretzels

Darn it, I can't think of a fourth....

ETA: I can't believe I left out cream cheese, but is it really from Philadelphia?

brianm
06-17-2008, 05:33 PM
Philly cheese steak and that "what it's name soup" from that famous restaurant... :D

brianm
06-17-2008, 05:35 PM
Oh, yeah, cream cheese. Duh.

Haggis
06-17-2008, 05:36 PM
Philly cheese steak and that "what it's name soup" from that famous restaurant... :D

Chowder? It's some kind of seafood soup.

cray
06-17-2008, 05:36 PM
damn, that was way too easy,....

i was thinking
cheesesteak
tastykakes
soft pretzels
water ice

cream cheese is a good one, haggy boy.



you all win....

go ahead, meowgirl, sounds like you have a question lined up!

brianm
06-17-2008, 05:36 PM
Four? Hmmm:
cheesesteaks
Tastykakes
pretzels

Darn it, I can't think of a fourth....

Oooh, soft pretzels, I forgot about those.

Bubastes
06-17-2008, 05:37 PM
OMG, I can't believe I forgot about water ice. Duh!

OK, I'll toss out an easy one: name the three ingredients that form the "trinity" of Chinese cooking.

brianm
06-17-2008, 05:37 PM
Chowder? It's some kind of seafood soup.

Yes, but it's the name of the restaurant... something, something chowder. Helpful, aren't I?

brianm
06-17-2008, 05:38 PM
soy, water, sherry?

Haggis
06-17-2008, 05:38 PM
OMG, I can't believe I forgot about water ice. Duh!

OK, I'll toss out an easy one: name the three ingredients that form the "trinity" of Chinese cooking.

Uh, onions, green peppers, carrots.

It is carrots, isn't it?

brianm
06-17-2008, 05:39 PM
Or garlic, onion, ginger

Bubastes
06-17-2008, 05:40 PM
brianm is sooooooooo close.

Haggis
06-17-2008, 05:40 PM
Yes, but it's the name of the restaurant... something, something chowder. Helpful, aren't I?

It's Bookbinders, isn't it?

brianm
06-17-2008, 05:41 PM
It's Bookbinders, isn't it?
Yes! Thank you, you fabulous person you...

brianm
06-17-2008, 05:41 PM
Hummm... onion, ginger, green pepper

Bubastes
06-17-2008, 05:42 PM
You're getting colder. Take one word from your latest answer and put it into your previous answer and you've got it.

brianm
06-17-2008, 05:43 PM
onion, garlic, green pepper?

brianm
06-17-2008, 05:44 PM
You're getting colder. Take one word from your latest answer and put it into your previous answer and you've got it.

If I add one to the previous it wouldn't be a trinity.. it would be a fourinity...:tongue

Bubastes
06-17-2008, 05:45 PM
Massive hint: what kind of onion?

brianm
06-17-2008, 05:45 PM
onion, ginger, green pepper and garlic

brianm
06-17-2008, 05:45 PM
garlic, green onion, and ginger

Bubastes
06-17-2008, 05:46 PM
garlic, green onion, and ginger

YAY! Your turn!

Haggis
06-17-2008, 05:47 PM
Ginger? :Shrug:

brianm
06-17-2008, 05:48 PM
YAY! Your turn!

Enough guesses for you? :D

Okay, two part question.

1) What was the original Twinkie filling?

2) Why did it change?

Haggis
06-17-2008, 05:48 PM
Yes! Thank you, you fabulous person you...

I cheated. I Googled. But I remembered the name once I saw it.

Haggis
06-17-2008, 05:49 PM
Enough guesses for you? :D

Okay, two part question.

1) What was the original Twinkie filling?

2) Why did it change?

1. I don't know

2. Because they wanted it to stay preserved indefinitely.

brianm
06-17-2008, 05:51 PM
1. I don't know

2. Because they wanted it to stay preserved indefinitely.

Uh, no and no. But you do get props for Bookbinder's. :)

brianm
06-17-2008, 05:52 PM
tick, tock, tick, tock...

Sarita
06-17-2008, 05:53 PM
1) What was the original Twinkie filling?

2) Why did it change?
1. Jelly?
2. Because the jelly leaked out?

LOL. I have no idea.

Haggis
06-17-2008, 05:58 PM
Clueless.

brianm
06-17-2008, 05:58 PM
1. Jelly?
2. Because the jelly leaked out?

LOL. I have no idea.

No, and it didn't change because of leaking.

cray
06-17-2008, 05:59 PM
Enough guesses for you? :D

Okay, two part question.

1) What was the original Twinkie filling?

2) Why did it change?


good lord,.... no clue.


i will say this, i'm betting that the original filling was made of food
unlike the current one.

brianm
06-17-2008, 05:59 PM
Hint: Something big in history happened that caused the change.

brianm
06-17-2008, 06:00 PM
Hint #2: Think rationing

shawkins
06-17-2008, 06:02 PM
Why it changed: World War II rationing

What it was originally: uh, silk?

Haggis
06-17-2008, 06:04 PM
Hint #2: Think rationing

Aha. The Twinkie makers couldn't get something so they replaced it with something else.

Let's see...silk, fuel, chocolate, whipped cream....

brianm
06-17-2008, 06:04 PM
Why it changed: World War II rationing

What it was originally: uh, silk?

Yes to the first answer because there was a shortage of the fruit (hint#3) that was used in the filling.

Sarita
06-17-2008, 06:05 PM
Strawberry?

cray
06-17-2008, 06:05 PM
strawberries?



ack,...too slow

brianm
06-17-2008, 06:05 PM
Aha. The Twinkie makers couldn't get something so they replaced it with something else.

Let's see...silk, fuel, chocolate, whipped cream....

No, you're nuts, no, and no...

Haggis
06-17-2008, 06:06 PM
Banana?

brianm
06-17-2008, 06:06 PM
Strawberry?

No.


strawberries?



ack,...too slow

See above.:)

shawkins
06-17-2008, 06:07 PM
orange?

brianm
06-17-2008, 06:07 PM
Banana?

Vee hab a vinner! Your go!

Sarita
06-17-2008, 06:09 PM
Banana? Seriously? Ewwwww! I mean, I like them and all, but in a Twinkie? I guess it would have been better than the pseudo-food that's in there now, eh?

Haggis
06-17-2008, 06:11 PM
Vee hab a vinner! Your go!



:hooray:

Easy question.

There are five or six "Mother Sauces."

Name four.

brianm
06-17-2008, 06:12 PM
Banana? Seriously? Ewwwww! I mean, I like them and all, but in a Twinkie? I guess it would have been better than the pseudo-food that's in there now, eh?

It was question on Cash Cab a few nights ago (a favorite show) and I was just as surprised to learn it was banana. Also, that the little yuck has been around that long.

brianm
06-17-2008, 06:13 PM
Hollandaise, bechemel, hunter, bernaise

Haggis
06-17-2008, 06:14 PM
Hollandaise, bechemel, hunter, bernaise

An example of "hunter" por favour. I'm unfamiliar with that.

Sarita
06-17-2008, 06:16 PM
With mushrooms, wine, and shallots. It's not a mother sauce, though, is it?

brianm
06-17-2008, 06:17 PM
It's tomato based. Hunter's Chicken... also known as Chicken Caccitore.. (spelling is awful, I know.)

Haggis
06-17-2008, 06:17 PM
With mushrooms, wine, and shallots. It's not a mother sauce, though, is it?

Don't think so. And isn't bernaise basically hollandaise with tarragon?

shawkins
06-17-2008, 06:17 PM
isn't mayonnaise one of the mothers as well?

brianm
06-17-2008, 06:18 PM
I thought Hunter's was tomato based. Yikes, tells you how often I use it.

Haggis
06-17-2008, 06:19 PM
It's tomato based. Hunter's Chicken... also known as Chicken Caccitore.. (spelling is awful, I know.)

I'll buy "tomato."

So we've got hollandaise, bechemel and tomato. One more to go.

Sarita
06-17-2008, 06:19 PM
Emulsion in general is considered a mother sauce, right? Hollandaise and Mayo fall into the same catergory. And yeah, Bernaise is just a derivative.

brianm
06-17-2008, 06:19 PM
Don't think so. And isn't bernaise basically hollandaise with tarragon?


Yes, but I thought it was a mother sauce. Okay, mornay?

Haggis
06-17-2008, 06:20 PM
isn't mayonnaise one of the mothers as well?

Sometimes. But like hollandaise, it's egg base. So you can only have one or the other. At least I think so.

Haggis
06-17-2008, 06:21 PM
Yes, but I thought it was a mother sauce. Okay, mornay?

Mornay is based on bechamel.

Sarita
06-17-2008, 06:21 PM
I'll buy "tomato."

So we've got hollandaise, bechemel and tomato. One more to go.Demi glaze and the last one is roux/broth based, but I can't remember the name of it. Does it start with a B or a V? Damn brain...

brianm
06-17-2008, 06:21 PM
How's about brown?

shawkins
06-17-2008, 06:22 PM
brown sauce? like, veal bones & carrots & ...

brianm
06-17-2008, 06:22 PM
Demi glaze and the last one is roux/broth based, but I can't remember the name of it. Does it start with a B or a V? Damn brain...


That's bechamel or white sauce.

Sarita
06-17-2008, 06:24 PM
That's bechamel or white sauce.No, it's not. That's with milk/cream. I'm talking about stock. There's a name for it...

shawkins
06-17-2008, 06:24 PM
velout?

Sarita
06-17-2008, 06:25 PM
velout?
YES! Veloute!

brianm
06-17-2008, 06:26 PM
You're right, sorry. Veloute would be made with stock.

Haggis
06-17-2008, 06:26 PM
velout?

Bingo! We have a wiener. :D

Lots of disagreement on line, but I found these which look pretty good:


Bechamel Sauce (white)

Veloute Sauce (blond)

Brown (demi-glace) or Espagnole Sauce

Hollandaise Sauce (butter)

Tomato Sauce (red)

You go, shawkins.

shawkins
06-17-2008, 06:27 PM
just so happened my "Illustrated Escoffier" came in last night. ($0.85 + $3.95 s&h) Gotta love amazon.

I'll throw one out there just to keep things moving. There's an actual scale for measuring the potency of hot peppers: what's it called?

brianm
06-17-2008, 06:30 PM
Shoot, it's the guy's name who came up with the scale. Can't remember... Bookbinder's?:ROFL:

Sarita
06-17-2008, 06:31 PM
Scovel or Scobel or Sco-something... LOL. I'm terrible at my own game!

shawkins
06-17-2008, 06:32 PM
Shoot, it's the guy's name who came up with the scale.

Yes.

Can't remember... Bookbinder's?:ROFL:

8 letters, starts with "s".

shawkins
06-17-2008, 06:32 PM
Scovel or Scobel or Sco-something... LOL. I'm terrible at my own game!

DING DING DING!

Scoville

cray
06-17-2008, 06:34 PM
scoville


p.s. chilli has no beans in it.

Haggis
06-17-2008, 06:34 PM
DING DING DING!

Scoville

Awesome, Sara. I couldn't remember. I was gonna go with Bookbinders too. :D

cray
06-17-2008, 06:34 PM
damn. too slow again......

it's not because of my size either!

shawkins
06-17-2008, 06:36 PM
Sara got it 1st, but if you're out of questions you can defer to Cray

brianm
06-17-2008, 06:36 PM
Good going, Sara!

Sarita
06-17-2008, 06:37 PM
Woohoo, even though I spelled it totally wrong!

Okay, who is credited with inventing beer? (This is debated, I'll accept 2 different answers.)

shawkins
06-17-2008, 06:38 PM
The first man who ever got married.

shawkins
06-17-2008, 06:39 PM
Early Egyptians?

Haggis
06-17-2008, 06:39 PM
The first man who ever got married.

We have a winner. :roll:

Sarita
06-17-2008, 06:39 PM
The first man who ever got married.
Pfffft! Change that to woman and you might be closer. (Yeah, women were brew masters for thousands of years before men got in on the action!)

cray
06-17-2008, 06:39 PM
(walk like) an egyptian

brianm
06-17-2008, 06:39 PM
Guinness. I have no idea.

Sarita
06-17-2008, 06:39 PM
Early Egyptians?
Yes! And Cray got it, too. So you can punt out the next question or defer to Cray :D

Haggis
06-17-2008, 06:40 PM
I don't know who She was, but I'm eternally grateful.

edited at the request of our mod :D

brianm
06-17-2008, 06:41 PM
I don't know who he was, but I'm eternally grateful.

Diddo.

shawkins
06-17-2008, 06:41 PM
How did the early egyptians get the ice for their drinks?

Haggis
06-17-2008, 06:42 PM
Vending machines?

brianm
06-17-2008, 06:43 PM
With salt and water? Like making ice cream?

Duh, that wouldn't work since ice cream is made with rock salt and ICE. :ROFL:

shawkins
06-17-2008, 06:43 PM
This actually might be too obscure, and I got it from a Greg Bear book not a cookbook.

Haggis
06-17-2008, 06:45 PM
Something to do with evaporation, maybe?

Sarita
06-17-2008, 06:47 PM
How did the early egyptians get the ice for their drinks?
I know they put water jars out at night in the winter. It certainly got cold enough to freeze.

brianm
06-17-2008, 06:47 PM
From the Himalayas... too far away, eh?

Haggis
06-17-2008, 06:48 PM
I needz hintz, pls.

kthxbai

Sarita
06-17-2008, 06:48 PM
From the Himalayas... too far away, eh?
LOL. They didn't teach us about the great ice caravan from the Himalayas to Africa in my Egyptology classes...

brianm
06-17-2008, 06:51 PM
LOL. They didn't teach us about the great ice caravan from the Himalayas to Africa in my Egyptology classes...

No? Gee, I thought everyone knew that. :ROFL:Did the Romans ship it in?

shawkins
06-17-2008, 06:51 PM
Something to do with evaporation, maybe?

Actually, that's basically it. I'm impressed.

Put water in a very wide, shallow pan. Have slaves fan the pan all night. If the ratio of surface area to total volume was right, enough energy was lost in evaporation that the water froze.

Haggis, you're it. I gotta drop out for a meeting.

cray
06-17-2008, 06:53 PM
Actually, that's basically it. I'm impressed.

Put water in a very wide, shallow pan. Have slaves fan the pan all night. If the ratio of surface area to total volume was right, enough energy was lost in evaporation that the water froze.

Haggis, you're it. I gotta drop out for a meeting.


wow.

that said, what a cushie job.


"you there, cray, fan this water all night."

Haggis
06-17-2008, 06:53 PM
Actually, that's basically it. I'm impressed.

Put water in a very wide, shallow pan. Have slaves fan the pan all night. If the ratio of surface area to total volume was right, enough energy was lost in evaporation that the water froze.

Haggis, you're it. I gotta drop out for a meeting.

:Wha:

Haggis
06-17-2008, 06:54 PM
Well, okay then.

What kind of amphibian can also be a piece of kitchen equipment. :D

shawkins
06-17-2008, 06:55 PM
wow.
"you there, cray, fan this water all night."

These days we call it "pager duty."

brianm
06-17-2008, 06:56 PM
Wow. So, you're sure it wasn't from the Himalayas, huh?

brianm
06-17-2008, 06:56 PM
Frog?

brianm
06-17-2008, 06:57 PM
Of course...salamander

Haggis
06-17-2008, 06:57 PM
Frog?

:roll:

Haggis
06-17-2008, 06:57 PM
Of course...salamander

Too easy.

Good job. :)

You're on.

brianm
06-17-2008, 06:58 PM
Okay...humm...

What two spices are derived from the Nutmeg tree?

Haggis
06-17-2008, 07:00 PM
Okay...humm...

What two spices are derived from the Nutmeg tree?

Mace and nutmeg?

brianm
06-17-2008, 07:01 PM
Mace and nutmeg?

Excellent. Your go.

Haggis
06-17-2008, 07:02 PM
Another giveaway, then.

What kind of musical instrument makes a good food slicer? :D

Bubastes
06-17-2008, 07:02 PM
Duh, a mandoline.

Haggis
06-17-2008, 07:03 PM
Duh, a mandoline.

Spelled "mandolein" I think, but absolutely right.

Tolja it was a giveaway.

You're on, MeowGirl.

brianm
06-17-2008, 07:03 PM
And if you want pretty edges, you use a flute. ;)

Williebee
06-17-2008, 07:04 PM
Holy crap you people are active early in the morning!

btw, the Campbell Soup kids were Bobby Blake and Dolly Drake. They were created by a lady named Grace Drayton, who used to do the "Dolly Dingle" paper dolls.

Bubastes
06-17-2008, 07:05 PM
This is just off the top of my head:

What is a chipotle pepper?

brianm
06-17-2008, 07:06 PM
dried jalapeno?

Haggis
06-17-2008, 07:06 PM
This is just off the top of my head:

What is a chipotle pepper?

Isn't it a smoked jalapeno?

cray
06-17-2008, 07:07 PM
dried jalapeno?


but fire roasted?

brianm
06-17-2008, 07:07 PM
That's too small... dried anaheim/california?

EDIT: I'm overthunking

Bubastes
06-17-2008, 07:07 PM
Isn't it a smoked jalapeno?

Ding ding ding! Yep!

brianm
06-17-2008, 07:09 PM
What's the anaheim called?

Haggis
06-17-2008, 07:09 PM
Ding ding ding! Yep!

I got nothing. I'm going to defer to Williebee (he of the soup kids). :D

Go for it!

Williebee
06-17-2008, 07:12 PM
Don't look at me, Haggis, I thought Anaheim was the home of the California Angels and the all powerful mouse.

Bubastes
06-17-2008, 07:14 PM
What's the anaheim called?

I think it's just called an Anaheim chile pepper.

Haggis
06-17-2008, 07:16 PM
Don't look at me, Haggis, I thought Anaheim was the home of the California Angels and the all powerful mouse.

Alright then.

Another regional question.

What's a kummelweck?

cray
06-17-2008, 07:20 PM
:Wha:

Haggis
06-17-2008, 07:21 PM
:Wha:

Clue: It's sometimes spelled mit an umlaut over the "u".

Williebee
06-17-2008, 07:22 PM
What's a kummelweck?

This one I remember, from road trips across New York. It's a bun, or a roll. Great roast beef sandwiches. What was the name of that place in Buffalo??? "Cruisers", I think.

Haggis
06-17-2008, 07:25 PM
What's a kummelweck?

This one I remember, from road trips across New York. It's a bun, or a roll. Great roast beef sandwiches. What was the name of that place in Buffalo??? "Cruisers", I think.

Ding, ding, ding.

Yep. One of Buffalo's most favorite food items. It's a roll, much like a kaiser roll, but with caraway seeds and kosher salt on top. Cut it, toss in some nice, rare roast beast, dip the top half of the roll in the pan juices and serve with horseradish.

Man, I'd love one of them about now.

Sarita
06-17-2008, 07:26 PM
Wegman's does a Beef on Weck thursday special, here. Served with horseradish. People seem to love them.

brianm
06-17-2008, 07:26 PM
Ding, ding, ding.

Yep. One of Buffalo's most favorite food items. It's a roll, much like a kaiser roll, but with caraway seeds and kosher salt on top. Cut it, toss in some nice, rare roast beast, dip the top half of the roll in the pan juices and serve with horseradish.

Man, I'd love one of them about now.

That sounds wonderful.

Williebee
06-17-2008, 07:30 PM
Ok, on the topic of regional-isms.

Where was Dr. Pepper invented?

brianm
06-17-2008, 07:32 PM
Cripes, I'm from Ireland. I haven't a clue. Philadelphia?

Williebee
06-17-2008, 07:38 PM
not Philly, farther west.

It makes a nice 30-45 minute meat tenderizer for grilling, btw.

Haggis
06-17-2008, 07:38 PM
I remember a Claude Pepper who was a congressman from Florida. So, I'll say "Atlanta?"

brianm
06-17-2008, 07:44 PM
Chicago?

Williebee
06-17-2008, 07:48 PM
a one word (off topic) clue:

Koresh

Sarita
06-17-2008, 07:49 PM
Waco, Texas?

Williebee
06-17-2008, 07:51 PM
Waco, Texas, indeed!

and introduced in 1904 at the St. Louis Exposition (just over the horizon to my left.)

Williebee
06-17-2008, 07:53 PM
In nearby Dublin, TX, you can still get it in its original sugar cane formula.

Sometimes I think it's too bad that you can't still get Coke in its original recipe.

cray
06-17-2008, 07:58 PM
In nearby Dublin, TX, you can still get it in its original sugar cane formula.

Sometimes I think it's too bad that you can't still get Coke in its original recipe.

with cocaine?

Sarita
06-17-2008, 08:01 PM
Okay, next question:

What food product did the Aztecs and Mayans use as currency? (Sorry, I'm an anthropologist in training :) )

cray
06-17-2008, 08:02 PM
dried chili peppers?

cray
06-17-2008, 08:03 PM
corn?

Bubastes
06-17-2008, 08:03 PM
Cacao beans?

cray
06-17-2008, 08:03 PM
corndogs.

that's my final answer.

Sarita
06-17-2008, 08:03 PM
dried chili peppers?No, but they sometimes mixed it with chilis


corn?
Nope.

Sarita
06-17-2008, 08:04 PM
Cacao beans?
Yes! Your go.

Bubastes
06-17-2008, 08:07 PM
Musical food trivia: what kind of seafood did the band Squeeze sing about? (sorry, bad grammar)

(highlight for hint) => It's in the song title.

Williebee
06-17-2008, 08:11 PM
Seafood? First song that came to mind was "Black Coffee in bed". (Probably not it.)

Williebee
06-17-2008, 08:16 PM
Ok, I've sung through "Tempted" and "Black Coffee in Bed", and come up empty.

Bubastes
06-17-2008, 08:19 PM
Ok, I've sung through "Tempted" and "Black Coffee in Bed", and come up empty.

Both great songs, but no seafood. :D

shawkins
06-17-2008, 08:37 PM
Rock Lobster? I can't remember who that was by.

Bubastes
06-17-2008, 08:47 PM
I think it was by the B-52s.

Another hint: the seafood is often cooked with white wine and served in a bowl.

shawkins
06-17-2008, 09:09 PM
Well, OK, mussels, but I have no idea what the song might be.

Bubastes
06-17-2008, 09:11 PM
Well, OK, mussels, but I have no idea what the song might be.

OK, I'll give it to ya! The song is "Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)."

Your turn!

shawkins
06-17-2008, 10:22 PM
OK, I read this one in a magazine the other day.

Asparagus is notable for an unfortunate side effect. This side effect was a more significant problem in the days before indoor plumbing, until someone noticed that a few drops of _______ added to the chamber pot counteract the legendary pungency that would otherwise accompany a salade Gourmande. (http://www.grouprecipes.com/sr/12828/gourmet-salad-salade-gourmande/recipe/)

Gravity
06-17-2008, 10:53 PM
Bush's Baked Beans?

Bubastes
06-17-2008, 10:56 PM
Hmm, I know that asparagus makes your pee smell weird, but I have no idea on how to counteract that.

Haggis
06-17-2008, 10:57 PM
Kitty litter?

Bubastes
06-17-2008, 10:58 PM
Baking soda? :D

shawkins
06-17-2008, 11:00 PM
Bush's Baked Beans?

Maybe, but IMHO the cure would be worse than the disease.


Kitty litter?

Probably would smell better than the baked beans, but no.

shawkins
06-17-2008, 11:01 PM
Baking soda? :D


No. You're thinking of the little volcano experiment from 8th grade. Are you sure you want to do that with a chamber pot?

shawkins
06-17-2008, 11:17 PM
Hint: pine wine

Haggis
06-17-2008, 11:24 PM
Gin?

shawkins
06-17-2008, 11:24 PM
Gin?

Close in terms of flavor, but the pine wine i'm thinking of isn't generally considered potable.

Gravity
06-17-2008, 11:25 PM
dandelions!!

shawkins
06-17-2008, 11:31 PM
dandelions!!

Now you're just messing with me. No.

Hint #2: starts with "T"

brianm
06-17-2008, 11:37 PM
Turpentine?

shawkins
06-17-2008, 11:40 PM
Turpentine?

DING DING DING!

"Famed 19th-century Italian food writer Pellegrino Artusui loved asparagus - with one caveat. He recommended adding A FEW DROPS OF TURPENTINE to the chamber pot to transform the vegetable's aftermath into a scent reminiscent of violets."

Admittedly a little obscure, but the article I read it in was a review of "How to Eat Supper" which I've seen popping up all over these boards lately.

Your turn.

Haggis
06-17-2008, 11:42 PM
DING DING DING!

"Famed 19th-century Italian food writer Pellegrino Artusui loved asparagus - with one caveat. He recommended adding A FEW DROPS OF TURPENTINE to the chamber pot to transform the vegetable's aftermath into a scent reminiscent of violets."


Somehow, I've lost my appetite. :D

brianm
06-17-2008, 11:51 PM
Another two part question.

1) Who is credited with creating the Caesar salad?
2) In which city was it first created?

Haggis
06-17-2008, 11:55 PM
Another two part question.

1) Who is credited with creating the Caesar salad?
2) In which city was it first created?

1. Some chef in Tijuana.

2. Tijuana. :D

brianm
06-17-2008, 11:56 PM
1. Some chef in Tijuana.

2. Tijuana. :D

Yes, to answer #2.

shawkins
06-17-2008, 11:57 PM
1) Caesar Romero
2) Gotham

No idea, actually.

Haggis
06-17-2008, 11:58 PM
Juan Valdez?

brianm
06-17-2008, 11:58 PM
1) Caesar Romero
2) Gotham

No idea, actually.

No, I think that was the Bat salad.

brianm
06-17-2008, 11:59 PM
Juan Valdez?

Naw, too busy picking coffee beans and chasing after his burro.

shawkins
06-18-2008, 12:00 AM
1) Haggis' avatar?

brianm
06-18-2008, 12:00 AM
shawkins got the first name correct. However, he spelled his name Cesar.

shawkins
06-18-2008, 12:05 AM
shawkins got the first name correct. However, he spelled his name Cesar.

I did?

Mmm. Yummy acorns.

brianm
06-18-2008, 12:10 AM
Hints for his last name...

I sent my brother a birthday ____ that had a picture of a bowl of spaghett--- on its cover.