The Tuesday Quiz

Here it is! It is time to put your brains to work again. Good luck.

1. This liqueur is made from the local brandy , naartjies ( a local variety of tangerine ) , spices and herbs , and has a pale yellow colour. Dutch colonists tried to recreate their homeland favourite , Cointreau , using these local ingredients. What is the name of this liqueur?

2. This liqueur is deep red in colour and made from cherries and a variety of mountain herbs collected near Abruzzi Italy. One of Italy’s most popular liqueurs it was a favourite of the Italian poet and thinker d’Annunzio. What is the name of this liqueur?

3. What is the name of the schnapps style distilled clear spirit from Japan that is fermented from sweet potato juice?

4. Is sapinette a drink , sauce , a utensil , a flower , a type of sweater you wear in the winter , or a type of tree in French?

5. What is the French slang word meaning to peck at food?

This is probably the hardest quiz yet. If you get one right you are a genius! Answers later…..

6 comments

  1. 1) “Yellow snow”2)Never heard of him, but any friend Of Mussolini deserves a drink before they hang him.3)”Yum-Yum-Yam”?4) This is the only one I know…a Sapinette is a sweater, as in”Madamemoiselle,permettez-moi d’enlever Sapinette , Darlin’, sil vous plais. Tres bien?”Maybe not….5)Oufs a la NageTough one, Waiter!

  2. Great Quiz this week! Here are my answers:1. This liqueur is made from the local brandy , naartjies ( a local variety of tangerine ) , spices and herbs , and has a pale yellow colour. Dutch colonists tried to recreate their homeland favourite , Cointreau , using these local ingredients. What is the name of this liqueur?A: Butler’s Van der Hum; a South African (Boer) liqeuer2. This liqueur is deep red in colour and made from cherries and a variety of mountain herbs collected near Abruzzi Italy. One of Italy’s most popular liqueurs it was a favourite of the Italian poet and thinker d’Annunzio. What is the name of this liqueur?A: Sangue Morlacca; literally “Blood of Morlacca”3. What is the name of the schnapps style distilled clear spirit from Japan that is fermented from sweet potato juice?A: On of my Japanese collegues gave me a tipple of Shochu Koji while on a biz-trip to Tokyo two years ago…4. Is sapinette a drink , sauce , a utensil , a flower , a type of sweater you wear in the winter , or a type of tree in French?A: Sapinette is a Spruce Tree, and may also be a woman’s name5. What is the French slang word meaning to peck at food?A: The only thing that comes to mind here is “bec”, (beak of a bird)… Obviously, I need to brush up on my French…

  3. Bulletholes..this was just unfair.It was a doozy.I like your French.Hey Chef!

  4. George…you are good and French is pretty good.Answer 2 I haven’t heard of. I got another answer for that one.What did that Japanese sweet potato liqueur taste like?Good stuff George!

  5. Good Afternoon, Steve;I wish I could remember the name of the Shochu Koji I had… of course, even if I did, I don’t think I could render the Kanji here. As I recall, it didn’t taste of sweet potatoes; it was rather viscous, and had a complex flavor, almost like a brandy, in a slightly sweet aftertaste kind of way.Really helpful, aren’t I?Again, a very challenging quiz; thank you!Best,George

  6. George…sounds like that would be how it would taste like. Thanks!

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