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Jan 18, 2007 09:46 PM

The $25,000 Food Question

The show "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire" calls you... they want a food question for the $25,000 level, but their combined brain trust can't come up with anything good. They want you to write the question because you're s'darn smart about this topic. What do you have for them? Here's mine:

Q: "Mangetout” is a fancy name for what?

a) Snow Pea
b) Cantaloupe
c) Cauliflower
d) White Asparagus

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    1. re: jwagnerdsm

      You have a Capital One check for $25,000 AND another life line! Congratulations!

      What's your question?

      1. re: adroit_minx

        Wrong, mangetout is a variety of haricot vert.

        1. re: ngardet

          well it could be but most often it refers to a snow pea. Mange tout means eat all. So snow peas, sugar snaps. green beans, any veg where you eat the pod and seed could fall under the appellation.

          1. re: Candy

            And I would argue that mangetout isn't the "fancy name" for snowpea, it's just the British and French name. Don't y'all go making those Europeans think they're fancy, now!


            1. re: AnneInMpls

              I don't see the words "fancy name" in my response., Read it again. Just mange tout means eat all.

              1. re: Candy

                Sorry, the "fancy name" comment was for the OP, not you. And you are 100% correct on the meaning, of course! I rule that you get the $25,000.


                1. re: AnneInMpls

                  I'll send an address to whomever is cutting the check.

    2. Which of the following is eaten either cooked or raw (raw including with marinades)?

      a. sashimi
      b. antecuchos
      c. steak tartare
      d. ceviche
      e. carpaccio

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      1. re: Sam Fujisaka

        In France they'll often sear off the outside of your tartare for you if you ask, too.

      2. Well sashimi is thinly sliced raw fish, steak tartare is minced raw beef with often a raw egg and some seasoning. Ofter was prepared table side...probably outlawed in US restaurants. Ceviche would be raw marinated fish, if it was cooked it would be escabeche, carpaccio is thin shavings of raw beef often drizzled with olive oil salt and pepper so that leaves antecuchos. I have not seen that spelling before though I have seen anticuchos and most often they are skewers of marinated meats, offal or seafood. I guess there is no reason they could not be eaten raw, I've just not seen it.

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        1. re: Candy

          You get the next $25,000 check. Sorry for the misspelling. Anticuchos are usually marinated beef heart, I think better uncooked.

          1. re: Sam Fujisaka

            Sam, in Ecuador, they cook shrimp before making ceviche with them. Can I have money, too?
            I thought antecuchos were grilled on skewers. Maybe I'll go to Peru and eat a lot of them when my check arrives.

            1. re: MakingSense

              I didn't know about cooked shrimp being considered a ceviche in Ecuador (possibly because I'm allergic to shrimp and have had to ignore such dishes). Candy might be right (as always) in that the cooked shrimp might better be called an escabeche. Anticuchos are mostly grilled, but, with strong marinde, is great "raw". Let's you and I share the check a bit on an eating adventure!

              1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                The escabeche in Ecuador was coated in flour before frying. Usually fish, generally not marinated. I had vizcasa escabeche in Argentina. Some kind of rodent sort of like a nutria. Fried, then marinated in an oil and vinegar dressing with a lot of onions. I usually eat and ask questions later...

                1. re: MakingSense

                  Spot on: eat then (unnecessarily) ask. Let me know next time you pass through Colombia.

        2. Where was the Ice Cream Bar invented?

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          1. A couple of years ago, I wrote a quiz with all kinds of tricky food trivia.


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                  1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

                    That was a blast!! Pleased to say I scored 91%! :)

                    1. re: wyf4lyf

                      Me too! But I couldn't find out what I got wrong.

                      1. re: bryan

                        looked like a good way to give up info and sign up for a dating service.

                        1. re: billjriv

                          You can do that part only if you want to; registration is not required. It's a fun site in general, I've been on there for quite some time.

                        2. re: bryan

                          Same here. What's the deal with all the CH'ers getting 91%? And I'd love to know if we're all getting the same things wrong.

                      2. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

                        I'm just confused about the scoring there were 2, 75 and 99% and a rating of Chef in Training. What do they mean?

                        1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

                          Fun test! I was able to score 77% - Chef in Training. :-) But I'd love to know what I got wrong. (Definitely the sushi one, I'm sure!)

                          1. re: LindaWhit

                            The sushi one was toro, fatty tuna. Ebi is shrimp, tako is octopus, unagi is eel, all cooked.

                            1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

                              Cool - then I got that one right! (I'm not a sushi eater, so I had to go on what I remembered reading about toro on CH. <g>)

                              1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

                                I'm sorry, but where is octopus sashimi served cooked? Is this some kind of American thing? I've been eating octopus sashimi all my life and it has always been served raw.

                                1. re: frenetica

                                  Most tako served in sushi-yas in America is boiled. Are you sure you've been eating raw octopus? If it's white, then it's been boiled. The raw stuff is slimy and a little translucent.