Wednesday, July 18, 2007

United Stated of Arugula

Congratulations to Sandy, Jesse, Emily, Cindy, Susan, Phaedrus, Lee, Jackie, Anonymous (with an email) and Kyle, the winners of The United States of Arugula! As of this morning a total of 10 people had correctly answered all the very tough trivia questions. All the answers to this contest were to be found in Harold McGee's On Food and Cooking, a reference book I highly recommend.

1. The characteristic orange-pink color of salmon is due to a chemical relative of the carotene pigment that colors carrots
True or False

2. The olive tree was most likely cultivated
a) 5,000 years ago
b) 2,000 years ago
c) 1,000 years ago

3. Sake is best drunk
a) As young as possible
b) When aged

4. Surimi in Japanese means
a) Fake fish
b) Fishcake
c) Minced fish

5. Bean curd was invented in Japan
True or False

6. The word sausage comes from the Latin word
a) Cure
b) Salt
c) Stuff

7. Eggs are what percent of a hen's weight?
a) 5%
b) 3%
c) 1%

8. Which is richer?
a) Pound cake
b) Butter cake