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The Pantry Quiz #67


One from Column A

Every country has its own traditional dishes to ring in the new year. Certain foods symbolize good luck, fortune, and success ahead; others, like lobster (which walks backwards), are culinary no-nos on January 1. Please match the following foods enjoyed on New Year's Day around the world with the countries where they are popular.

1. Pomegranate
2. Lentils
3. Herring
4. Kale
5. Roast pig

A. Denmark
B. Poland
C. Turkey
D. Cuba
E. Brazil

Happy new year, everyone!


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The only one I'm going to take a stab at is Denmark and Herring. Throughout the Scandinavian countries we eat a lot of herring (and wash it down with a lot of akvavit) throughout the holidays, so why not herring for New Years? And then you know what you do at midnight? No sitting passively watching a ball or kissing. Nope, you stand on chairs and JUMP into the New Year! It gets a bit tricky, if you've consumed a bunch of herring (and the accompanying akvavit), but it's fun to do.
Thanks, Lydia!

Happy New Year!!!

1. Pomegranate - TURKEY
2. Lentils - BRAZIL
3. Herring - POLAND
4. Kale - DENMARK
5. Roast pig - CUBA

Okay I am totally stumped on this one, but what a fun quiz for New Years!

Here is my guess..this is a toughie!

Pomegranate - Turkey
Lentils - Poland
Herring - Denmark
Kale - Brazil
Roast Pig - Cuba

This is definitely one of your hardest quizzes ever! I have no clue, but Happy New Year, Lydia! :-)


Well, herring and Denmark, pomegranate and Turkey seem to be no-brainers. I'll take a stab at roast pig in Brazil, kale in Cuba and lentils in Poland? I know that Italians always eat lentils on New Year's Eve. Fun quiz!

This is tough! My best guesses agree with Rhonda.
I just found a new to me explanation of the good luck foods in the US South: Sherman left only black-eyed peas and corn growing in the fields (not considering them fit for people), so the 'good luck' of having them became a New Year's tradition -- from the new cookbook BOLD.

Pomegrsnite/ Brazil
Herring / Denmark
Poland /Kale

I don't know the right answers but I do know jumping off a chair sounds like fun!

1. Pomegranate - Turkey
2. Lentils - Brazil
3. Herring - Poland
4. Kale - Denmark
5. Roast pig - Cuba

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