How did pound cake get its name?
A: From the one-pound quantities of the key ingredients (sugar,
butter, eggs, and flour) in the original recipe.
What breakfast food gets its name from the German word for
A: The Bagel.
What animal is the source of the milk used in making Roquefort
A: The ewe, or female sheep.
Why was the Animal Crackers box designed with a string handle?
A: The animal-shaped cookie treats were introduced in 1902 as a
Christmas novelty--and packaged so they could be hung from Christmas
The best food trivia quiz questions with answers are found where?
A: Trivia Country!
How did the manufacturers of Old Grand-Dad bourbon get away with
producing their whisky during Prohibition?
A: The marked the bottles "for medicinal purposes."
What popular drink did a Dutch medical professor produce in his
laboratory while trying to come up with a blood cleanser that could
be sold in drugstores?
What beverage did Pope Clement VIII officially recognize as a
Christian drink in an edict issued in 1592?
A: Coffee, which had been introduced to Europe by Arab traders and
was considered by many Roman Catholics to be the wine of infidels.
In wine making, what is the must?
A: The juice drawn from the grapes but not yet fermented into wine.
What elaborate confection was inspired by St. Bride's Church in
A: The tiered wedding cake--which was based on the tiered spire of
the church, designed by Sir Christopher Wren.
On what vegetable did an ancient Egyptian place his right hand
when taking an oath?
A: The onion. Its round shape symbolized eternity.
How was the dish we know as chicken a la king first listed when
it was added to the menu at New York's Delmonico's restaurant in the
A: As chicken a la Keene--it was named in honor of Foxhall Keene, a
regular at Delmonico's.
What American city produces most of the egg rolls sold in grocery
stores in the United States?
A: Houston Texas.
What drink is named for the wormwood plant?
A: Vermouth, which is flavored with wormwood (vermout in French;
wermut in German)--so called because the bitter-tasting plant was
once used as a cure for intestinal worms. Only the harmless blossoms
of the plant, not its toxic leaves, are used in making vermouth.
Italy leads the world in pasta consumption with 61.7 pounds eaten
per person per year. What country is second?
A: Venezuela, where the annual pasta consumption is 27.9 pounds.
When Birdseye introduced the first frozen food in 1930, what did
the company call it/
A: Frosted food.
What two spices are derived from the fruit of the nutmeg tree?
A: Nutmeg, which is produced from he kernel; and mace, which is
produced from the kernel's lacy covering.
How many different animal shapes are there in the "Animal
Crackers" cookie zoo?
A: Eighteen--two bears (one walking, one seated), a bison, camel,
cougar, elephant, giraffe, gorilla, hippopotamus, hyena , kangaroo,
lion, monkey, rhinoceros, seal, sheep, tier, and zebra.
How many flowers are in the design stamped on each side of an
A: Twelve. Each has four petals.