Food and Drink Quiz

The August ‘Not in the Ballroom’ Quiz devised by Helen Fellows is about Food and Drink. There are 20 questions for you to get your teeth into. How many do you know?

Send your answers to and we will declare a winner next Saturday. There are no prizes, just the satisfaction of being a quiz champ. No cheating now… 

Here we go:

  1. Which luxury food shop has been in  Piccadilly, London, since 1707?
  2. In French cooking, what does ‘en croute’ mean?
  3. What is the name of the Spanish sausage that is seasoned with smoked paprika?
  4. Which nuts are used in Marzipan?
  5. Riesling is a wine produced in which country? 
  6. What is beef fillet wrapped in pate and puff pastry called?
  7. ‘Lyonnaise’ means cooked with what?
  8. Which herb is in pesto sauce?
  9. In which country will you find the wine growing region of Yarra Valley?
  10. Calamari is a dish made from which animal?
  11. What type of pastry are profiteroles made from?
  12. What spirit is mixed with ginger beer in a Moscow Mule? 
  13. Bobotie is the national dish of which country?
  14. Which flower does the spice saffron come from?
  15. What’s the main ingredient of Rogan Josh?
  16. What type of food is paneer?
  17. Mocha is coffee usually flavoured with what?
  18. What is the cocktail of Guinness and Champagne called?
  19. What type of beans are used to make baked beans?
  20. What does the HP stand for in HP Sauce?

We hope that has tickled your taste buds. Answers will be posted here on Saturday 8th August.