As usual, I am eager to display my vast knowledge of things culinary by doing the Pink Polka Dot quiz. Read on, and be amazed; be extra-or-dinner-alley amazed.

1. What is the main ingredient of peperonata?

A newspeper on ata would contain articles on art, of course.

2. What is pansotti?

*all excited-like*  I’ve seen those: they are triangular Italian thingies that look like chilli-bites.  With ‘sotto’ meaning ‘under’, they must be cooked underneath the pan.

3. Which vegetables are part of the Brassica family?

Wouldn’t it be easier to list the ones that aren’t? I knows my plant famblies, I duz, and Brassica has everything from mustard to cauliflower and cabbage and broccoli and stax of others, if I remember rightly.

 4. What does it mean to knock-back dough?

 Wasting money by drinking lots of expensive alcoholic beverages far too fast.

5. Are Scallops also called Baby clams?

Nope, scallops are things the Red Indians take when they’re on the warpath, and baby clams is when your girlfriend won’t speak up for you.

But when being shellfish, they keep to themselves! 

6. Where did Jambalaya originate from? / What is jambalaya?

It came from Yvonne who knows somebody who poles a pirogue on the bayou … er, a sort of gumbo, whatever gumbo may be.

7. Beetroot are the family of which other vegetable?

Be troo t’ me appears in dizzy love stories, which makes one’s head spinnish, but I can’t imagine Popeye eating beetroot because spinach goes better with Olive Oyl.

 8. What type of pastry is used to make profiteroles?

Doughnut pastry, because the fact that they have oles in them where some of the pastry should be makes selling them profiter.

 9. What is taleggio?

That’s a person as opposed to animals which are forleggio.

10. What are the two main ingredients of carbonnade and from which country does it originate?

Lemonade, and carbon. You carbonate the ade to make it fizzy. Anything like that simply has to come from USA.

 *An ‘anser’ is a ‘goose’ in Latin. Also, it happens that ‘cur’ means ‘why’. Thus:

‘Why is a dog; the anser is a goose.’  

I made that up in school, like. My Latin teacher hated me with a passion.

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. Cindy says:

    You are so funny 🙂


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