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December 28, 2013

The Pantry Quiz #67

Lentils

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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December 21, 2013

The Pantry Quiz #66

Eggs

Multiple Choice

'Tis the season for celebrating, with cocktails and mocktails. Which of these non-alcoholic egg drinks does not contain any egg?

1. Egg Nog
2. Orange Smile
3. Pussyfoot
4. Egg Cream

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December 14, 2013

The Pantry Quiz #65

Five spice powder

Multiple Choice

There really are five spices in Chinese five-spice powder. Four of them are star anise, fennel, cloves, and Szechuan peppercorns. What's the fifth?

1. Cumin
2. Coriander
3. Cinnamon
4. Curry powder

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December 7, 2013

The Pantry Quiz #64

Wheat or not wheat? The Pantry Quiz.

Which is What?

Actually, I should say, "Which is wheat?" That's today's question: which of these pantry ingredients are wheat, and which are not?

1. Kamut
2. Quinoa
3. Kasha
4. Fregula sarda

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