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The $25,000 Food Question

adroit_minx Jan 18, 2007 09:46 PM

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

  1. j
    jwagnerdsm Jan 18, 2007 09:48 PM

    Snow Pea

    7 Replies
    1. re: jwagnerdsm
      adroit_minx Jan 18, 2007 09:51 PM

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

      What's your question?

      1. re: adroit_minx
        ngardet Jan 18, 2007 10:12 PM

        Wrong, mangetout is a variety of haricot vert.

        1. re: ngardet
          Candy Jan 18, 2007 10:19 PM

          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
            AnneInMpls Jan 18, 2007 11:18 PM

            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
              Candy Jan 19, 2007 12:25 AM

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

              1. re: Candy
                AnneInMpls Jan 19, 2007 12:37 AM

                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
                  Candy Jan 19, 2007 12:44 AM

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

    2. Sam Fujisaka Jan 18, 2007 10:04 PM

      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

      1 Reply
      1. re: Sam Fujisaka
        frenetica Jan 19, 2007 04:50 PM

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

      2. Candy Jan 18, 2007 10:16 PM

        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
          Sam Fujisaka Jan 18, 2007 10:23 PM

          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
            MakingSense Jan 19, 2007 01:07 AM

            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
              Sam Fujisaka Jan 19, 2007 03:27 AM

              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
                MakingSense Jan 19, 2007 03:47 AM

                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
                  Sam Fujisaka Jan 19, 2007 03:49 AM

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

        2. j
          jwagnerdsm Jan 18, 2007 11:03 PM

          Where was the Ice Cream Bar invented?

          1 Reply
          1. re: jwagnerdsm
            Candy Jan 18, 2007 11:15 PM

            St.Louis World's Fair?

          2. JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Jan 18, 2007 11:17 PM

            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
              Candy Jan 19, 2007 12:26 AM

              That was a fun quiz.

              1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester
                othervoice Jan 19, 2007 01:13 AM

                i LOVED YOUR TEST

                1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester
                  weezycom Jan 19, 2007 02:01 AM

                  I really enjoyed the quiz. Thanks!

                  1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester
                    wyf4lyf Jan 19, 2007 03:44 AM

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

                    1. re: wyf4lyf
                      bryan Jan 19, 2007 08:10 AM

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

                      1. re: bryan
                        billjriv Jan 19, 2007 08:59 AM

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

                        1. re: billjriv
                          JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Jan 19, 2007 09:05 AM

                          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
                          rockycat Jan 20, 2007 01:15 AM

                          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
                        Candy Jan 19, 2007 03:42 PM

                        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
                          LindaWhit Jan 19, 2007 05:31 PM

                          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
                            JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Jan 20, 2007 12:49 PM

                            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
                              LindaWhit Jan 20, 2007 01:28 PM

                              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
                                frenetica Jan 20, 2007 04:34 PM

                                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
                                  Humbucker Jan 21, 2007 03:47 AM

                                  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.

                          2. othervoice Jan 19, 2007 01:00 AM


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                              jwagnerdsm Jan 19, 2007 01:03 AM

                              Sorry. Wrong answer. That would be the ice cream CONE.

                              4 Replies
                              1. re: jwagnerdsm
                                Candy Jan 19, 2007 01:07 AM

                                Okay it was just a guess. I would suppose Good Humor invented it a bit later but not much later

                                1. re: Candy
                                  jwagnerdsm Jan 19, 2007 01:17 AM

                                  It was actually invented my a pharmacist in Onawa, Iowa, who named it the Eskimo Pie

                                  1. re: jwagnerdsm
                                    Candy Jan 19, 2007 02:54 AM

                                    I may be addled, but I always thought those things were sandwiched between two 2 chocolate wafers

                                    1. re: jwagnerdsm
                                      Elizzie Jan 19, 2007 03:35 AM

                                      Who was, by the way, my great grandmother's brother...

                                2. pikawicca Jan 19, 2007 01:09 AM

                                  I think when you get down to what people really mean, "mange tout' refers to sugar snaps.

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                                  1. re: pikawicca
                                    frenetica Jan 19, 2007 04:51 PM

                                    No, I lived in the UK for a long time and we call sugar snaps sugar snaps. Mangetout is only snow peas.

                                  2. billjriv Jan 19, 2007 01:38 AM

                                    These "bells" can be bought at Chinese grocery store in a salted and semi-desiccated form, which is usually yellow or slightly brownish in colour. There salted and do not have any fishy or unpleasant odours.
                                    b.pork sung
                                    c.dried squid
                                    d.bai top shells

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                                      mojoman Jan 19, 2007 11:09 AM

                                      I nailed the quiz (30) although I had to guess on several answers so I was lucky.

                                      1. Brian S Jan 19, 2007 04:46 PM

                                        Here are two questions, not great but all I can come up with.

                                        1. You go to a restaurant and are offered chicken stewed with wine and basil, lamb with cumin, pork belly braised with lots of oil and a veg which looks and tastes like collard greens, and chicken with country ham and mushrooms. What country's food does this restaurant offer?

                                        1. You eat in an old-school NYC Italian. If the guy who cooked your food wasn't born in Italy or the US, it's a safe bet he came from one of which two countries?

                                        2 Replies
                                        1. re: Brian S
                                          cap Jan 19, 2007 10:12 PM

                                          1. China.
                                          2. Brazil, Mexico

                                          1. re: cap
                                            Brian S Jan 21, 2007 04:24 PM

                                            Yes, China wins! But for the Italian question, I'd say Albania or Mexico.

                                        2. m
                                          mark Jan 19, 2007 04:51 PM

                                          humans are purported to taste like which animal?

                                          a) chicken

                                          b) beef

                                          c) pork

                                          d) monkey

                                          5 Replies
                                          1. re: mark
                                            Sam Fujisaka Jan 19, 2007 05:22 PM

                                            Well, if omnivorous primates taste similar, one would have to guess monkey.

                                            1. re: mark
                                              chowser Jan 19, 2007 05:51 PM

                                              Would that depend on whether the person was a vegetarian or not? Someone on the Atkins diet vs a vegetarian?;-) Has there been a taste test comparison, like grass fed beef vs not?

                                              1. re: chowser
                                                mark Jan 19, 2007 06:17 PM

                                                i've always heard that we taste like pork.

                                                here's a link to a robot that thinks so, too...


                                                here's a little quiz i found that will tell you what taste like. i'm peanut butter.


                                                1. re: mark
                                                  AnneInMpls Jan 19, 2007 09:07 PM

                                                  I love the quiz!!! I'm curry.


                                                  1. re: AnneInMpls
                                                    orangewasabi Jan 19, 2007 11:33 PM

                                                    I wanted to be Marmite

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                                              Walters Jan 20, 2007 01:55 AM

                                              Okay you Chowhounds, what constitutes the center of an Orego cookie?

                                              1 Reply
                                              1. re: Walters
                                                adroit_minx Jan 20, 2007 07:17 PM

                                                Ugh, do we really wanna know? It's got to have HFCS and partially hydrogenated something in it...

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