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January 18, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #70


Multiple Choice

As it's early in the year and we're still sticking to our eat-healthy resolutions (aren't we?), let's talk about lycopene, an antioxidant that might help to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and macular degeneration. Which of the following pantry ingredients contains the highest amount of lycopene?

1. Ginger root
2. Ketchup
3. Lemon
4. Canned chopped tomatoes

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January 11, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #69

Dried mushrooms

Multiple Choice

I always have dried mushrooms in a jar in my pantry. I love to use them, and the soaking liquid in which they're reconstituted, to enrich soups and stews. Which one of the following is not a real variety of edible dried mushroom?

1. Paddy straw
2. Chilean bolete
3. Rusty red
4. Black trumpet

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January 4, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #68

The Pantry Quiz.

What's in a Name?

The name of this herb, made popular in a Simon and Garfunkel song, comes from a Latin word for sea dew.

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December 28, 2013

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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