The Thursday Quiz

Welcome back! The weeks are rolling by aren’t they with November and then December and 2010 coming up. Okay let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

1. The french word quasi began to appear in culinary vocabulary as far back as the 18th century. This cut of meat is lean and slightly tough so it is better to lard it before cooking it. Roasting it is the preferred version. Can you tell me from what part of the calf this cut is taken from?

2. A rolimop is a cold hors d’oeuvre served with parsley and onion rings and quite common in northern European countries such as Germany and Denmark. Marinated in spiced vinegar , a rolimop is a boned fillet of what fish?

3. Poulpe in French is what in English?

4. What is Sicily’s grape variety of which it is known most for?

5. The Clare and Eden Valley in Australia are known for growing this classical grape variety the most? Which one is it?

Answers later.


  1. RI said R-OI said R-O-LI said R-O-L-L-M-O-P, rollmop!(old 50's song, "Ragmop")We used to serve them on Sunday brunch….Herring, wrapped around a picle, in some kind of soured cream brine. Almost as flavorful as Lutefiske.Hey waitman!

  2. Hey Steve, it's me again…By the way were are all the others? Wonder why they don't add the answers..any way here are mine1. How about the nut or cushion2. Herrings3. What about Octopus4. Marsala wine, not sure about the grape5. It would have to be the RieslingHope you have fun with theseregards

  3. Bulletholes…Welcome back to the quiz! Hey Chef!! Right on!

  4. Ranting Chef…you did well and thanks for playing. I know people look at this but don't answer but I still do it so they can look forward to something on Thursday. I like doing it and I am glad you enjoy it as well.

  5. I'm answering the two that I knew, even before reading bullet and ranting 🙂 rollmops are pickled herring….best served with sour cream. Poulpe is octopus.

  6. place around the corner from me serves Squid Shoulders.I'm like…"Squid Shoulders? Does that come with Chicken Lips?"hey everybody!

  7. Bulletholes…good one!

  8. Squid shoulders…entrée or main LOLMaybe I can get a kilo to take away!!!

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