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June 28, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #93

Sliced bread

Multiple Choice

A few weeks ago, I watched a very funny clip from Jimmy Kimmel's late night show, which I can't stay up late enough to watch in real time. He asked people who are eating gluten-free by choice (not of necessity), "What is gluten?" I thought that might be a great quiz question as we are all trying to learn more about it, though I'm betting all of you know the answer. What is gluten?

1. Bread
2. Wheat flour
3. A starch
4. A protein

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June 21, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #92

Herbes de Provence

Do You Know?

You'll recognize Herbes de Provence by the cute little ceramic crock in which it's sold, but how much do you know about what's inside? A blend of spices that grow on the sunny hillsides in the south of France, Herbes de Provence typically includes all but one of the following. Which is the odd herb out?

1. Fennel
2. Rosemary
3. Oregano
4. Bay leaves
5. Tarragon
6. Cumin
7. Mint
8. Lavender

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June 14, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #91

Baharat.

What's in a Name?

Baharat, a blend of spices that includes cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and black peppercorns, is also sold under one of the following names. Which name is it?

1. Ras el-hanout.
2. Arabic spice.
3. Shish kabob spice.
4. Tunisian spice.

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June 7, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #90

The Pantry Quiz

What is it?

Three of the most famous sauces in world cuisines -- aioli, skordalia and toum -- have one common pantry ingredient that defines them. What is it?

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