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June 1, 2013

The Pantry Quiz #37

Mayo

What's In a Name?

Some of my favorite ingredients are toponyms (haven't you always wanted to say that?). A toponym is a name derived from a place. Which country, city or region gives each of these ingredients its name?

1. Mayonnaise
2. Worcestershire sauce
3. Dijon mustard
4. Tabasco
5. Demarara sugar

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Please leave your answer in the comments, and let us know whether you have the ingredients in your pantry.

[Last week's answer: Oat bran contains the highest percentage of dietary fiber.]

You can find most answers to The Pantry Quiz by using the search box at right, at the top of the page, to hunt for clues. Come back next Saturday for the answer to today's quiz question.

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1. Mahon, Spain
2. Worcester, England
3. Dijon, France
4. Avery Island, Louisiana
5. Demarara (Dutch) colony on Guianas north coast of South America

All are staples in my pantry

1. Mahon, Spain
2. Worcester, England
3. Dijon region, France
4. Avery Island, Louisiana
5. Dutch Guyana
I, too, have all of them in my pantry. :-)

Mayo from Mayo Clinic?

Fred is correct. An interesting bit of trivia about Tabasco is that it carries the same name as a geographic and political region of Mexico. It is on the Gulf of Mexico, north of Guatemala and just west of Vera Cruz. The McIlhenny family had to resort to the courts to decide that they had the legal rights to trademark the name.

I'm guessing probably not County Mayo in Ireland? ;)

I have all but the sugar in my pantry.
Speaking of sugar, I bet if I poke around on your site I'll find out what the heck caster sugar is. Always see that on UK and CA recipes and never know what to sub for it.

Thanks, Lydia!

I have everything in my pantry (and I mean practically everything!!) - so stuffed.

I didn't know the answer to number 1 and number 5 but I knew the rest.

Well, I do have them all in my pantry. Didn't know where the mayo or sugar name originated!

Obviously you have other readers who are a lot smarter than I am! Very challenging.

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