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May 10, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #86

Extra virgin olive oil.

Do You Know?

Chefs and cookbooks encourage us to cook with heart-healthy extra virgin olive oil, and I'll bet every reader of The Perfect Pantry has extra virgin olive oil in their own perfect pantry. What percentage of the world's production of olive oil is extra virgin olive oil?

1. 3%
2. 10%
3. 25%
4. 40%

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May 3, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #85


True or False?

For the past few months I've been working on my new e-book (just published!), Dress Up Your Salad, and I have emulsion on the brain. While whisking all of those vinaigrettes, I discovered even more emulsions hiding in my pantry.

True or false: butter and mayonnaise are both emulsions.

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April 26, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #84


Do You Know?

Fish sauce is the basic condiment of Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. What small fish is most fish sauce made from? (Hint: it's not crabs!)

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April 19, 2014

The Pantry Quiz #83

Sherry vinegar

Do You Know?

Authentic sherry vinegar, made only in a small area near Cadiz, Spain, must be aged in wooden casks in order to receive the official designation vinaigre de Jerez. What is the minimum amount of time that the vinegar has to age?

1. 6 weeks
2. 6 months
3. 6 years
4. 16 years

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