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Souvlaki - This skewered meat-and-veggies dish is what the Arabs called shish kebob and the French call brochettes.Derived from the Greek for "skewer," what food is a Greek shish kabob?

       a. Tzatziki
       b. Moussaka
       c. Souvlaki
       d. Spanakopita

Andalucia - Alice B. Toklas described Spaniards making it by rubbing a soup bowl with garlic, oil and salt, then adding sliced cucumbers, tomatoes and layers of crumbs.Known as the "liquid salad," gazpacho is a specialty of what Spanish region?

       a. Catalan
       b. Piedmont
       c. Andalucia
       d. Tuscany

Singapore Sling - He created it in 1915, with gin, cherry brandy, lemon juice, sugar and water.What cocktail was not only invented by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon at the Raffles Hotel, but named for the place where you would find the Raffles Hotel?

       a. Singapore Sling
       b. Black Russian
       c. Cuba Libre
       d. Long Island Iced Tea

Allspice - Allspice may taste like a blend of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, but it actually comes from the immature berries of the pimento tree.Taken from the pimiento tree, Columbus thought this "Jamaica pepper" was actually black pepper. What was it instead?

       a. Allspice
       b. Turmeric
       c. Cardamon
       d. Anise

A chilled, flavored mayonnaise - It is often made from capers, gherkins and mustard.Used in French cuisine, what is remoulade?

       a. A chilled, flavored mayonnaise
       b. A basic brown sauce
       c. A salad of lettuce and raisins
       d. Bread crumbs and minced mushrooms

Mortadella - This Italian antipasto is lightly smoked meat sausage flavored with parsley.What smoked Italian sausage is named for the myrtle berries sometimes used to season it?

       a. Mortadella
       b. Salami
       c. Prosciutto
       d. Capicollo

Black and Tan - Drinking it with Guinness would be rather tactless.It used to be what they called one of the thugs hired by the British to maintain "order" in Ireland. Nowadays, it's a drink made of ale and stout. What is it?

       a. Black and Tan
       b. Black Velvet
       c. Irish Car Bomb
       d. Baby Guinness

Martha Washington - Asparagus officinalis is its scientific name.A popular variety of asparagus is named for which First Lady?

       a. Martha Washington
       b. Lou Hoover
       c. Jackie Kennedy
       d. Dolly Madison

Prepare cold foods - Many large restaurants are organized around the brigade system, which organized staff into a hierarchy.Also known sometimes as the pantry chef, what does the garde manger do in a classic French kitchen under the brigade system?

       a. Prepare cold foods
       b. Wash dishes
       c. Prepare sauces
       d. Buy ingredients

Thailand - It is also called fragrant rice.Basmati is Indian rice. Where is jasmine rice from?

       a. South Korea
       b. Morocco
       c. Thailand
       d. Iran

Pinot noir - Many of the others are mutations of the pinot noir.Although the genetically unstable Pinot vine is hard to grow, this red Burgundy is certainly worth the trouble. Which Pinot is it?

       a. Pinot blanc
       b. Pinot noir
       c. Pinot gris
       d. Pinot grigio

Germany - Seltzer is carbonated water.Seltzer is "Wasser Selterser," named for the town of Selters, which is in which country's Hesse-Nassau region?

       a. Belgium
       b. Netherlands
       c. Germany
       d. Austria

Ranch - It was named for the Hidden Valley Guest Ranch near Santa Barbara, California.In the 1950s, Steve Henson mixed herbs with buttermilk and mayonnaise to create this creamy dressing, to which some people add cilantro or scallions. What is it?

       a. Thousand Island
       b. Russian
       c. Ranch
       d. Caesar

Tia Maria - It was named for the Jamaican woman who saved the family recipe.What rum-based Jamaican liqueur gets its flavor from Blue Mountain coffee?

       a. Tia Maria
       b. Kahlua
       c. Amaretto
       d. Curacao

Chianti - Chianti Classico is represented by a black rooster, by the way.Which of these wines, made mostly from sangiovese grapes, is named for a range of mountains in Italy?

       a. Chianti
       b. Merlot
       c. Pinot
       d. Bordeaux

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