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mcf Sep 18, 2012 01:11 PM

Test yersef: http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/...

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  1. gaffk RE: mcf Sep 18, 2012 01:36 PM

    Some of the potential responses are hysterical.

    1. ennuisans RE: mcf Sep 18, 2012 01:46 PM

      19 out of 25. I regret nothing.

      1. sunshine842 RE: mcf Sep 18, 2012 02:06 PM

        the comments about pumpkin, parsley, cleaning cast iron, and pickles are spot on.

        A little higher-level questions than most quizzes, but still Meh for lack of research.

        1. LindaWhit RE: mcf Sep 18, 2012 02:11 PM

          20 out of 25. That berry one threw me.

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            mcf RE: LindaWhit Sep 18, 2012 02:31 PM

            That's what I got. Two mistakes were things I knew, but I brain farted... the use of water with salt sounded wrong; I just use salt and a paper towel and the other was jelly/jam which I knew I was doing wrong. The berry one was a total surprise to me, too.

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              FoodChic RE: LindaWhit Sep 19, 2012 07:33 PM

              23 out of 25. Berry thing got me, too!

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                zin1953 RE: FoodChic Oct 7, 2012 09:43 AM

                Got the berry -- messed up on the salt/vinegar thing . . .

              2. re: LindaWhit
                scubadoo97 RE: LindaWhit Oct 7, 2012 12:21 PM

                That's the only one I got wrong. Who knew. And they are wrong on the pickle question. My answer was correct even if they said it wasn't

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                pedalfaster RE: mcf Sep 18, 2012 02:25 PM

                Fun, if silly. Thanks.

                1. suzigirl RE: mcf Sep 18, 2012 02:59 PM

                  23. The pickles and dark meat got me. Still good though.

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                  1. re: suzigirl
                    mcf RE: suzigirl Sep 18, 2012 03:13 PM

                    I screwed up on pickles, too. Did you choose salt? I had brine in mind.

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                      suzigirl RE: mcf Sep 18, 2012 03:48 PM

                      I did chose salt,also keeping brine in mind.

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                        zin1953 RE: mcf Oct 7, 2012 09:43 AM

                        Yes, I picked "salt."

                      2. re: suzigirl
                        jeanmarieok RE: suzigirl Sep 18, 2012 04:01 PM

                        Ditto - 23, missing pickles and dark meat. I think the pickling one could be disputed.

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                          suzigirl RE: jeanmarieok Sep 18, 2012 04:42 PM

                          I think so too. You cannot make them without salt right?

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                            chefj RE: suzigirl Sep 18, 2012 04:58 PM

                            Agreed they are just wrong on that one,some pickles are made with no vinegar just salt and seasonings.

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                              Vidute RE: suzigirl Sep 18, 2012 07:50 PM

                              There are many recipes for no-salt pickles.

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                                chefj RE: Vidute Sep 19, 2012 03:14 PM

                                And plenty for no vinegar.

                            2. re: jeanmarieok
                              suzigirl RE: jeanmarieok Sep 18, 2012 04:43 PM

                              and kfc sells wings w the white meat order. I protest that one too.

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                                mcf RE: suzigirl Sep 18, 2012 06:18 PM

                                Not turkey wings! They're really dark, chicken is whitish.

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                                  ennuisans RE: mcf Sep 18, 2012 06:27 PM

                                  My understanding was that dark meat was working meat. So wings would be dark meat in a bird that could still fly. But I know nothing.

                                2. re: suzigirl
                                  jeanmarieok RE: suzigirl Sep 23, 2012 04:27 PM

                                  Ha -you know that's exactly what I was thinking, that wings are always included in a white meat fried chicken order!

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                                    suzigirl RE: jeanmarieok Sep 23, 2012 04:59 PM

                                    Exactly. Wing and breast for 1/4 white. Leg and thigh for 1/4 dark.

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                                coney with everything RE: suzigirl Sep 20, 2012 05:09 AM

                                24. screwed up on the dark meat.

                                1. re: coney with everything
                                  huiray RE: coney with everything Sep 20, 2012 05:45 AM

                                  I think that question has the wrong answer assigned. (That was the one that got me too) The dictionary definitions as well as info/answers found on the web point to wings as white meat, so far as I can tell from a quick look.

                                  I also had a look on the Chicken Council website and without an exhaustive search do not seem to see an indication of wings being considered dark meat (but that may be an omission rather than a positive statement). On the other hand, some articles there when they mention "dark meat" refer to thighs/legs/leg quarters: for example - http://www.nationalchickencouncil.org... ; http://www.nationalchickencouncil.org...

                                  1. re: huiray
                                    mcf RE: huiray Sep 20, 2012 06:08 AM

                                    Turkey wings, think turkey.

                                    1. re: mcf
                                      huiray RE: mcf Sep 20, 2012 06:14 AM

                                      I don't think turkey wings look that dark; by definition also the domestic turkey does not use its wings for flight (which would be part of the definition for "working muscles" to be dark meat with high concentrations of myoglobin). Even if turkey wings were to be considered "dark meat" then the question in the quiz erred by including/grouping it with chicken, where the case is much stronger for wings to be considered as white meat.

                                      1. re: huiray
                                        mcf RE: huiray Sep 20, 2012 06:54 AM

                                        I don't typically eat white meat, but I love turkey wings.


                                        This one seems to support your view, though it's not completely clear and there are conflicting statements all over.:


                                        I do agree that some questions were written in such a way that it caused wrong answers from many of us even on subjects we knew well. It was just an entertainment type quiz, nothing to get upset about.

                                        1. re: mcf
                                          huiray RE: mcf Oct 2, 2012 08:47 AM

                                          Here is a cut-and-paste of an email response I got from the Chicken Council, and where I have replaced my full name with my CH handle (huiray) in parentheses.


                                          "RE: Query regarding Chicken/Turkey wings
                                          William Roenigk <WRoenigk@chickenusa.org>
                                          To: (huiray)

                                          The National Chicken Council consider chicken and turkey wings to be white meat, not dark meat. This position is very consistent with USDA and other organization’s determination.

                                          NCC has moved! Please note our new office address:

                                          William P. Roenigk | Senior Vice President
                                          National Chicken Council
                                          1152 Fifteenth Street, NW Suite 430 | Washington, DC 20005
                                          D: 202-443-4128 | F: 202-293-4005

                                          www.nationalchickencouncil.com |www.eatchicken.com

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                                          From: (huiray)
                                          Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2012 8:40 AM
                                          To: Wade Parker
                                          Subject: Query regarding Chicken/Turkey wings


                                          Are chicken and turkey wings considered dark meat or white meat by the Chicken Council?

                                          I am genuine in asking this question and would be grateful for an opinion from you all.

                                          Thanks very much.

                                          (huiray) "


                                          1. re: huiray
                                            mcf RE: huiray Oct 2, 2012 08:48 AM

                                            LOL... talk about initiative! :-)

                                            1. re: huiray
                                              kubasd RE: huiray Oct 2, 2012 09:35 AM

                                              A for effort and that go-get-'em attitude!

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                                  halochef RE: mcf Sep 18, 2012 03:07 PM

                                  being a chef i missed 4, the berry, the root veg, wings being dark meat(cleaned many a chicken and turkey....meat doestn't seem dark, but tech'ly) i cant remember the other.
                                  when i clean a cast iron, i use just salt and oil and heat and wipe out. also boullibasse needs to have fennel, onions , garlic and fish w/ bone in as it suppose to thicken the sauce w/ the olive oil and fish bones. yes saffron and the rouille

                                  1. chefathome RE: mcf Sep 18, 2012 03:36 PM

                                    I missed one (dark meat) but should have known better if I had actually taken the time to think before I reacted. :-(

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                                      mcf RE: chefathome Sep 18, 2012 03:48 PM

                                      I almost clicked on leg and thigh til I remembered that wings were dark, too.

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                                        suzigirl RE: mcf Sep 18, 2012 03:53 PM

                                        I blew that one.

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                                          chefathome RE: mcf Sep 18, 2012 03:55 PM

                                          I just automatically clicked without even thinking until a split second after. Too late.. So, that means I got it WRONG! Bzzzzz.

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                                          jw615 RE: chefathome Sep 18, 2012 05:04 PM

                                          Same here..that was the only one that I missed...

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                                            chefathome RE: jw615 Sep 18, 2012 05:12 PM

                                            But we almost got 25/25, right? So close...but not quite.

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                                          John Francis RE: mcf Sep 18, 2012 03:55 PM

                                          19 of 25. Enjoyed it - thanks, mcf.

                                          How can parsley be a root vegetable if you don't eat the root? I tossed a coin between parsley and pumpkin, and lost. Likewise pickling - "the process of preserving food by anaerobic fermentation in brine to produce lactic acid, or marinating and storing it in an acid solution, usually vinegar." (Wikipedia)

                                          It's pleasing to know more than the quizmaster, but irritating to be marked wrong when you're right.

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                                          1. re: John Francis
                                            chefj RE: John Francis Sep 18, 2012 04:56 PM

                                            You do eat the root and it is Delicious

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                                              suzigirl RE: chefj Sep 18, 2012 06:40 PM

                                              Love those things. So resiny and sharp tasting.

                                            2. re: John Francis
                                              cresyd RE: John Francis Sep 23, 2012 04:10 AM

                                              I recently bought parsley root on accident thinking it was horseradish - lesson learned! Basically parsley is a root vegetable in the sameway that a beet is a root vegetable regardless of whether or not one is eating the beet leafs or not.

                                              1. re: John Francis
                                                Stephanie Wong RE: John Francis Oct 11, 2012 04:46 PM

                                                Parsley(cilantro) root is used in some Asian recipes, and I've had visitors from Asia surprised that whole parsley (cilantro) is not common in our supermarkets.

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                                                small h RE: mcf Sep 18, 2012 04:47 PM

                                                23/25 correct. I didn't know there was such a thing as an accessory fruit; live and learn. But since I can make pickles without vinegar (I'm doing it right now), I think that answer is wrongwrongwrong.

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                                                  kubasd RE: small h Sep 18, 2012 07:00 PM

                                                  23/25.... I got the pickling one wrong, too, (i put salt.... I maintain that I am right) and the berry one.... and I remembered afterwards hearing about strawberries not being a real berry. Dangitall! I still think I did alright.

                                                  1. re: small h
                                                    GH1618 RE: small h Sep 18, 2012 07:50 PM

                                                    I also put salt instead of vinegar, however Harold McGee, in On Food and Cooking, writes:

                                                    "Pickling is the preservation of foods by impregnating them with acid, ...."

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                                                    GH1618 RE: mcf Sep 18, 2012 06:49 PM

                                                    I got 23 of 25, but I reject the epithet "foodie." Culinary knowledge (and these were easy questions) is not what characterizes a "foodie."

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                                                    1. re: GH1618
                                                      mcf RE: GH1618 Sep 19, 2012 07:17 AM

                                                      Well, yeah, I hate the term and never use it, but I thought it would be fun to do the quiz.

                                                    2. suzigirl RE: mcf Sep 18, 2012 07:05 PM

                                                      Who will get 25/25. Waiting ..... good luck all.

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                                                        chefathome RE: suzigirl Sep 18, 2012 07:13 PM

                                                        If someone reads all our responses s/he will undoubtedly get that elusive 25/25!

                                                        1. re: chefathome
                                                          kubasd RE: chefathome Sep 18, 2012 07:14 PM

                                                          ahhh true. I purposely didn't read them for that very reason

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                                                            chefathome RE: kubasd Sep 18, 2012 07:15 PM

                                                            Me, neither. If you didn't and I didn't, then 'm guessing others may not either!

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                                                              Vidute RE: chefathome Sep 18, 2012 07:53 PM

                                                              Let's hope the honor code lives. I missed 4, parsley, white meat, cast iron, and i can't remember the 4th.

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                                                            suzigirl RE: chefathome Sep 19, 2012 03:35 PM

                                                            True, and it seems everyone is being honest.

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                                                              chefathome RE: suzigirl Sep 19, 2012 07:01 PM

                                                              Yes, this has been great!

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                                                            sunshine842 RE: suzigirl Sep 19, 2012 09:09 AM

                                                            i got 24/25 because I clicked on salt -- I figured the answer was going to be vinegar, but dammit, salt is a lot more important than vinegar!

                                                            1. re: sunshine842
                                                              lcool RE: sunshine842 Sep 20, 2012 05:40 AM

                                                              salt,salt water curing,pickling has a much longer history than vinegar
                                                              I only got it right by thinking 21st century

                                                              24 of 25 for me,got the berry wrong,me with a small farm

                                                              1. re: sunshine842
                                                                GH1618 RE: sunshine842 Sep 23, 2012 10:41 AM

                                                                The problem with the pickle question is that it should have said "acid" instead of "vinegar." When a pickle is cured in brine without vinegar, it's lactic acid in the brine that makes it a pickle. If you just pack something in dry salt, I don't think that makes a pickle.

                                                                1. re: GH1618
                                                                  sunshine842 RE: GH1618 Sep 23, 2012 11:38 AM

                                                                  Yep, I'll agree with all of that.

                                                            2. Tartinet RE: mcf Sep 18, 2012 08:20 PM

                                                              22 out of 25: pickling, berries, and Iron Chef got me! Who says you have to watch reality TV to be a foodie? I'd rather be cooking.

                                                              1. huiray RE: mcf Sep 19, 2012 05:53 AM


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                                                                  andieb RE: mcf Sep 19, 2012 08:08 AM

                                                                  23/25, I also failed on the strawberry question and for some reason the farm to table..

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                                                                    Puffin3 RE: mcf Sep 19, 2012 08:32 AM

                                                                    Two wrong but I dispute the 'jelly' answer. Obviously if only "juice is used that means no "seeds' are in the juice. The strawberry was the other.

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                                                                      Bellachefa RE: mcf Sep 19, 2012 09:55 AM

                                                                      I think I did pretty well, but fruit was my demise. The only two questions that got me were, jam and jelly, and then the strawberry.

                                                                      1. BeefeaterRocks RE: mcf Sep 19, 2012 10:30 AM

                                                                        Am I the only one who missed the Whoopie Pie question? Although the picture tempted me to pick "All of the above" I thought that they were really just Oreos on steroids. I also missed the pickling question, picked salt.

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                                                                          sunshine842 RE: BeefeaterRocks Sep 19, 2012 01:06 PM

                                                                          Imagine two free-baked rounds of devil's-food-cake, filled with whipped frosting. NOW you're getting close to a Whoopie Pie.

                                                                          (that's not exact, but it's a rough idea)

                                                                          Pretty tasty, actually.

                                                                          1. re: BeefeaterRocks
                                                                            GH1618 RE: BeefeaterRocks Sep 19, 2012 01:07 PM

                                                                            We both missed the same two.

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                                                                              chefhound RE: BeefeaterRocks Sep 19, 2012 02:45 PM

                                                                              I missed that one too! How is a Whoopie Pie considered to be a pie? There's no crust. I also got the berry one wrong.

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                                                                                Vidute RE: BeefeaterRocks Sep 19, 2012 06:58 PM

                                                                                That! was my fourth. Thank you for reminding me. :)

                                                                              2. TrishUntrapped RE: mcf Sep 19, 2012 11:00 AM

                                                                                I only got one wrong - the chicken/turkey one. I think wings belong in the white category.

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                                                                                1. re: TrishUntrapped
                                                                                  mcf RE: TrishUntrapped Sep 19, 2012 11:02 AM

                                                                                  Chicken wings could pass as white meat, but turkey wings are definitely very dark.

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                                                                                    TrishUntrapped RE: mcf Sep 20, 2012 04:40 AM

                                                                                    Right you are MCF! I was only thinking about the chicken wings.

                                                                                2. juliejulez RE: mcf Sep 19, 2012 11:39 AM

                                                                                  23 out of 25... the jam/jelly question and the berry question got me.

                                                                                  1. lynnlato RE: mcf Sep 19, 2012 11:55 AM

                                                                                    23 out of 25 - Dammit!

                                                                                    1. rockandroller1 RE: mcf Sep 19, 2012 11:59 AM

                                                                                      19/25 here. I missed the pickling one, and I quibble with the egg poaching one as well. I have also never heard of an "accessory" fruit and can't see how you can classify parsley as a root vegetable.

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                                                                                        GH1618 RE: rockandroller1 Sep 19, 2012 01:10 PM

                                                                                        I didn't like the correct answer for poaching, either (although I picked it). Not many people have heard of an "accessory" fruit. This was a botany question, not a culinary question, in my opinion.

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                                                                                          jw615 RE: GH1618 Sep 19, 2012 02:43 PM

                                                                                          Agreed - I only knew the berry question because I used to do outdoor ed.

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                                                                                          lcool RE: rockandroller1 Sep 20, 2012 05:46 AM

                                                                                          parsley root,kissing cousin to parsnip.....total anachronism around most of the world

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                                                                                            John Francis RE: rockandroller1 Sep 20, 2012 05:56 AM

                                                                                            Others in this thread have defended parsley as a root vegetable, but since nobody eats parsley roots and you can't buy them in food stores, I say it ain't so..

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                                                                                              huiray RE: John Francis Sep 20, 2012 06:02 AM


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                                                                                                lcool RE: John Francis Sep 20, 2012 07:54 AM

                                                                                                They are out there,available,on the produce shelf ,cooked and served.All be it at a level bordering on extinction.
                                                                                                A garden by-product,poor substitute for parsnips and carrots many years ago.

                                                                                            2. Jpan99 RE: mcf Sep 19, 2012 01:19 PM

                                                                                              22 of 25. Missed cast iron (I'm not very good at cleaning anything) also went for salt on pickling and I still don't consider wings dark meat!

                                                                                              1. jmcarthur8 RE: mcf Sep 19, 2012 01:31 PM

                                                                                                Only missed the cast iron one....I don't have a single cast iron pan!

                                                                                                I inherited my great aunt's cast iron skillet many years ago, and my ex decided to clean the black crud off it with a blowtorch. He came back from the garage with two halves of a cast iron skillet.

                                                                                                As far as the pickling, I've canned lots of different recipes of pickles the past few years (from the Ball Blue book and others), and always used vinegar, and usually not much or no salt. I'm tempted to look for the salted recipes, but I am SO not a salt lover, that I'd probably not like them as well as I like the others. Are the salt ones the kind you ferment in a crock? I haven't done that type of pickle.

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                                                                                                  GH1618 RE: jmcarthur8 Sep 19, 2012 01:38 PM

                                                                                                  I've made salted pickles in a crock. The brining process produces lactic acid and vinegar is also used, so the acid is essential to pickling.

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                                                                                                    sunshine842 RE: jmcarthur8 Sep 19, 2012 02:14 PM

                                                                                                    Here's a fabulous thread about fabulous pickles with no vinegar:


                                                                                                    Yes, you need acid -- but you don't need vinegar. Rather important difference.

                                                                                                    I find it pretty telling that given the experience and knowledge and kick-ass talent on this board and NOBODY has scored 25/25, the test is pretty seriously flawed.

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                                                                                                      jmcarthur8 RE: sunshine842 Sep 19, 2012 02:27 PM

                                                                                                      You know, sunshine, I've noticed that thread a gazillion times, but never took a look at it. Thanks for linking it here. I'm still iffy about making them since I love vinegar and I don't love salt! If someone gave me a jar of them, I certainly wouldn't turn them down, but don't know that I could use a crock full.

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                                                                                                        sunshine842 RE: jmcarthur8 Sep 19, 2012 11:48 PM

                                                                                                        I made just one jar last year -- they were awesome. And despite the recipe, the natural fermentation means that they DON'T taste like a salt lick. Just like really awesome pickles.

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                                                                                                        mcf RE: sunshine842 Sep 19, 2012 02:27 PM

                                                                                                        Some of it was wording, some of it was clicking before engaging brain, some of it was really esoteric (strawberries) and some differed from what some of us think is correct. We are a foodsmart bunch. :-)

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                                                                                                      calliope_nh RE: mcf Sep 19, 2012 02:46 PM

                                                                                                      I just missed the white/dark meat one. One could argue that taking someone else's egg is poaching, though maybe only if it is from the Queen's swan.

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                                                                                                        suzigirl RE: calliope_nh Sep 19, 2012 02:47 PM


                                                                                                      2. EWSflash RE: mcf Sep 20, 2012 08:11 PM

                                                                                                        24 of 25- I'm jelly/jam ignorant

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                                                                                                          cheesemaestro RE: mcf Sep 21, 2012 08:00 AM

                                                                                                          23/25. Got the berry question wrong, and, curiously, tripped up on the salad fork placement. (Hey, it was late!) I didn't think a banana (my answer) was a berry. Apparently, bananas used to have visible seeds, but they're not noticeable in commonly cultivated varieties.

                                                                                                          1. C. Hamster RE: mcf Sep 21, 2012 09:15 AM

                                                                                                            Im confused by some of the chatter here.

                                                                                                            The *right* answer to the white/dark meat question was "The thighs and legs are dark meat." So they are claiming that wings are white.

                                                                                                            My first job was at KFC and we were told that wings were considered both white and dark meat so we had to put them in every order.

                                                                                                            Am I the only one taken down by a salad fork?

                                                                                                            I missed the berry one, too. 23/25

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                                                                                                              huiray RE: C. Hamster Sep 21, 2012 09:35 AM

                                                                                                              I was intrigued by your post. I went back and went through the test to get to the "dark meat" question - and indeed the "correct" answer is now "The thighs and legs are dark meat". THIS HAS BEEN CORRECTED BY THE TEST MAKERS (Christian Science Monitor) FROM THE TEST AS TAKEN BY ALL THE POSTERS HERE PREVIOUSLY. I distinctly remember the "correct" answer being given by the "test" as "The thighs, legs, and wings are dark meat". There is a reason why everyone above who posted about it were discussing the "answer" as being "thighs, legs, and wings"; and why I and mcf were discussing the issue above: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8695...

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                                                                                                                huiray RE: huiray Sep 21, 2012 10:11 AM

                                                                                                                ETA: A screen capture of that question. Note the blurb in italics just above the question.

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                                                                                                                  cheesemaestro RE: huiray Sep 21, 2012 11:10 AM

                                                                                                                  There's another complexity to the issue. Wild turkeys fly around a lot and exercise their wing muscles. Domesticated turkeys raised for food don't have much opportunity to fly. The wing meat from wild turkeys will thus be darker. So if you shoot a wild turkey and cook it, the wings will have dark meat. If you buy a domesticated turkey and cook it. . .well, that's still open to question.

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                                                                                                                    lcool RE: cheesemaestro Sep 21, 2012 01:43 PM

                                                                                                                    The white meat,dark meat issue is all about the muscle.Turkey is and excellent example of the two muscle groups being different in a used to same,now different bird.

                                                                                                                    Once upon a time I knew the standard and how it was arrived at and why.
                                                                                                                    blood flow,legs and wings different from the breast that has a twitch muscle that doesn't come to play before first flight IE squab/pigeon

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                                                                                                                      mcf RE: lcool Sep 21, 2012 02:00 PM


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                                                                                                                    suzigirl RE: huiray Sep 21, 2012 12:53 PM

                                                                                                                    That means I got 24/25. Cool. But i still dispute the pickle question.

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                                                                                                                      lcool RE: suzigirl Sep 21, 2012 01:23 PM

                                                                                                                      the pickle dispute is legitimate,they only wanted the MODERN answer

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                                                                                                                        suzigirl RE: lcool Sep 21, 2012 01:54 PM

                                                                                                                        OK. I see that.

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                                                                                                                        Bada Bing RE: suzigirl Sep 21, 2012 02:06 PM

                                                                                                                        Yes, I paused on that pickle one, too. Just happened to give the answer they wanted.

                                                                                                                      3. re: huiray
                                                                                                                        TrishUntrapped RE: huiray Sep 21, 2012 12:58 PM

                                                                                                                        Well then I did get them all right!

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                                                                                                                          suzigirl RE: TrishUntrapped Sep 21, 2012 01:55 PM

                                                                                                                          We have a winner. Good for you Trish

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                                                                                                                            huiray RE: TrishUntrapped Sep 21, 2012 01:58 PM

                                                                                                                            Well, so did I then. ;-)

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                                                                                                                              suzigirl RE: huiray Sep 21, 2012 02:26 PM

                                                                                                                              Good for you. Now stop killing me with all those amazing lunch posts. My tablet is damp after I read that thread from drool.

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                                                                                                                              jw615 RE: TrishUntrapped Sep 21, 2012 02:16 PM

                                                                                                                              And I as well! :)

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                                                                                                                                suzigirl RE: jw615 Sep 21, 2012 02:27 PM

                                                                                                                                Good for you too. :-)

                                                                                                                          2. re: C. Hamster
                                                                                                                            cheesemaestro RE: C. Hamster Sep 21, 2012 09:54 AM

                                                                                                                            I also missed the salad fork question. (See my post just above yours.)

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                                                                                                                              C. Hamster RE: cheesemaestro Sep 21, 2012 11:54 AM

                                                                                                                              I should read before posting ..... heh heh

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                                                                                                                              Cheez62 RE: C. Hamster Sep 24, 2012 12:11 AM

                                                                                                                              I was also confused by the comments regarding the white/dark meat question. I knew I had gotten it right (according to the test), and was sure that I had chosen :thighs and legs". I never read the comment saying that they had changed it. BTW, 25/25. My only guess was the Whoopie Pie one, but it was the answer that made the most sense to me.

                                                                                                                            3. jmckee RE: mcf Sep 21, 2012 10:21 AM

                                                                                                                              I am in shock. 24 out of 25. I definitely need to stop obsessing about food......

                                                                                                                              1. drongo RE: mcf Sep 21, 2012 01:11 PM

                                                                                                                                23/25. I got the dark meat and berry wrong. For the berry question, I guessed from 2 answers I thought might be right -- but both of my narrowed-down 2 were wrong! I admit that I was lucky in some of my other guesses.

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                                                                                                                                  bear RE: drongo Sep 23, 2012 04:45 PM

                                                                                                                                  Exactly the two I got wrong. I had a feeling the strawberries were not actually berries because the seeds (if they are seeds) are on the outside, and the others have seeds inside. At least I think bananas do...oh well.

                                                                                                                                2. Bada Bing RE: mcf Sep 21, 2012 02:06 PM

                                                                                                                                  Missed only one here (about jelly/jam). Very full of myself just now...

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                                                                                                                                    Harters RE: mcf Sep 21, 2012 03:32 PM

                                                                                                                                    Quite pleased to have got 15 (which included some guesses)

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                                                                                                                                      Harters RE: Harters Sep 23, 2012 04:46 AM

                                                                                                                                      I feel a bit down-hearted that no-one else appears to have done anywhere near as badly as me. I thought I knew quite a lot about food but I now reckon not so.

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                                                                                                                                        sunshine842 RE: Harters Sep 23, 2012 05:58 AM

                                                                                                                                        might it be culturally biased?

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                                                                                                                                          Harters RE: sunshine842 Sep 23, 2012 06:52 AM

                                                                                                                                          Not enough to explain my relative ignorance, I'm afraid. :-(

                                                                                                                                          There were, i think, only a couple of questions likely to throw a non north American. For example the jam/jelly one where I had answered that jelly was gelatin - as that's what I'd use to make a jelly.

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                                                                                                                                            mcf RE: Harters Sep 23, 2012 07:06 AM

                                                                                                                                            I think that's the sort of personal difference that does lead to a lower score, though. I don't use water with salt, just a paper towel, to clean my cast iron, which caused me to answer wrong *by the test's standard* when I'm not wrong, just different.

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                                                                                                                                              sunshine842 RE: Harters Sep 23, 2012 07:11 AM

                                                                                                                                              because I certainly wouldn't say you're unknowledgeable -- and yes, the jelly question was exactly what I was thinking of when I replied. :)

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                                                                                                                                            betsydiver RE: Harters Oct 7, 2012 11:17 AM

                                                                                                                                            i missed 7 root veg, chipotle, jelly/jam, tsp/Tsp, allspice,skillet,blue cheese... does this mean i'm thrown off CH?

                                                                                                                                        2. PHREDDY RE: mcf Sep 22, 2012 05:54 AM

                                                                                                                                          21 / 25.....actually hit one wrong botton, but missed the berry....

                                                                                                                                          1. Shrinkrap RE: mcf Sep 23, 2012 08:21 PM

                                                                                                                                            22.....whoopie cookie....it's whoopie COOKIE! (also the berry and farm to table).

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                                                                                                                                              sunshine842 RE: Shrinkrap Sep 23, 2012 10:23 PM

                                                                                                                                              I think if you ask the folks in Pennsylvania, where that particular treat originates, they'll be pretty insistent that it's a whoopie pie.

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                                                                                                                                                LindaWhit RE: sunshine842 Sep 24, 2012 06:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                And all of New England. I've *never* heard it called a Whoopie cookie.

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                                                                                                                                                  Shrinkrap RE: LindaWhit Sep 24, 2012 01:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                  I was just kidding....

                                                                                                                                                  and the picture looked different from what I was thinking. Aren't those packaged thingy's with the marshmallow inside and chocolate outside called whoopie pies?

                                                                                                                                                  Edited to add; i looked it up. i was thinking of "MOON pies".


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                                                                                                                                                    LindaWhit RE: Shrinkrap Sep 24, 2012 02:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                    Hmmm....not sure what you mean with marshmallow inside and chocolate outside. Whoopie pies are two soft cakes with a cream cheese-type filling.

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                                                                                                                                                      TrishUntrapped RE: Shrinkrap Sep 24, 2012 02:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                      You might be thinking of a Scooter Pie?


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                                                                                                                                                        bear RE: TrishUntrapped Sep 24, 2012 02:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                        Or, shudder (sorry, I remember them being soooo sweet), Moon Pies?


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                                                                                                                                                          Shrinkrap RE: TrishUntrapped Sep 24, 2012 03:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                          Yes! That's it!

                                                                                                                                                2. danna RE: mcf Oct 2, 2012 09:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                  23. Crap. I was formerly known as the Queen of Multiple Choice. I missed the berry and the blue cheese.

                                                                                                                                                  Am I the only one who missed the blue cheese one? I didn't know it was innoculated, it tastes like it's gone bad, so I just assumed that's how you make it. I don't eat the stuff. Does this qualify as cultural bias? ;-)

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                                                                                                                                                    mcf RE: danna Oct 2, 2012 03:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                    Yeah, I think you're probably the only one who thought they waited for nature to make veins. ;-)

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                                                                                                                                                    kcshigekawa RE: mcf Oct 2, 2012 01:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                    I had to give up after 8 questions because it was taking fifteen seconds for each qestion to load. Then it would take 15 more seconds for my answer to get processed. Then ANOTHER fifteen seconds to find out I got the right answer, and ANOTHER fifteen seconds to get to the next question...

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                                                                                                                                                      mcf RE: kcshigekawa Oct 2, 2012 03:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                      Try another browser?

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                                                                                                                                                        Shrinkrap RE: kcshigekawa Oct 2, 2012 11:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                        I had the same problem AND my tablet battery was dying! But there was nothing more important ha being able to post a decent score, .....whew! Life and death, man!

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                                                                                                                                                          TrishUntrapped RE: kcshigekawa Oct 7, 2012 11:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                          Try Google Chrome.

                                                                                                                                                        2. OCEllen RE: mcf Oct 7, 2012 12:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                          24 of 25 - I missed the Iron Chef one because I never watched the program!

                                                                                                                                                          1. dave_c RE: mcf Oct 8, 2012 11:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                            24 out of 25 where I missed the pickle question answering "salt."

                                                                                                                                                            This goes to show that the foodie quiz is bogus. It was fun, but bogus. :-)

                                                                                                                                                            A true foodie would make their own pickles using only salt and allowing natural fermentation to produce lactic acid which in turn produces the sourness in pickles.

                                                                                                                                                            Vinegar (acetic acid) is a commerical mass production cheat. What true foodie strives to emulate supermarket pickles?

                                                                                                                                                            That's my story and I'm sticking to it. lol

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                                                                                                                                                              jamesvb RE: dave_c Oct 10, 2012 05:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                              25/25. i actually knew the strawberry one. the pickle one was a toss up but i alsp thought of quick pickles that dont use much salt
                                                                                                                                                              the rest were no bad. but then i know i have food issues

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                                                                                                                                                                mcf RE: jamesvb Oct 10, 2012 07:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                You KNEW the berry one? You're, like, a god to me!

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                                                                                                                                                                  zin1953 RE: mcf Oct 10, 2012 08:56 PM


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                                                                                                                                                                  dave_c RE: jamesvb Oct 11, 2012 07:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                  Congrats! First one to win the cigar!

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                                                                                                                                                                    huiray RE: dave_c Oct 11, 2012 08:11 AM


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                                                                                                                                                                    scubadoo97 RE: jamesvb Oct 11, 2012 09:14 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    "thought of quick pickles that dont use much salt"

                                                                                                                                                                    But still uses salt. You can make pickles without vinegar

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                                                                                                                                                                  Brad Ballinger RE: mcf Oct 10, 2012 05:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  23/25. Never owned a cast iron skillet, and didn't know about the making of blue cheese.

                                                                                                                                                                  1. JonParker RE: mcf Oct 11, 2012 02:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    24/25. Missed salad fork.

                                                                                                                                                                    1. Stephanie Wong RE: mcf Oct 11, 2012 04:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                      25/25 - but I really had to think about the berry one & made a lucky guess.

                                                                                                                                                                      Per http://www.pickyourown.org/strawberry... : "The strawberry is not classified by botanists as a true berry. True berries, such as blueberries and cranberries have seeds inside. The strawberry, however has its dry, yellow "seeds" on the outside (each of which is actually considered a separate fruit)."

                                                                                                                                                                      Guess that test-taking truly is a learned skill & not necessarily a true measure of one's actual knowledge!

                                                                                                                                                                      1. John E. RE: mcf Oct 11, 2012 06:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                        I was almost thrown by the berry question but then I remembered about a berry having seeds on the inside surrounded by fruit. I had to think about the pickling question, but guessed that the acid is more important than the salt because I remembered seeing pckled peaches. And although I did not grow up in whoopie pie terrirory, I am famliar with them. I hesitate to reveal my score...I honestly did not read this thread until after the quiz ( and I only scanned the last third of the thread, so far anyway) but I did get all 25 correct. Is celeriac and celery root the same thing?

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                                                                                                                                                                          Shrinkrap RE: John E. Oct 11, 2012 08:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                          You lose one foodie point for having to ask about celery root! HA !


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                                                                                                                                                                            John E. RE: Shrinkrap Oct 11, 2012 08:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            To be perfectly honest, I threw that in there to sound a little more modest. I have a habit of remembering mostly useless information, but don't always remember stuff that others might deem important. Just ask my wife ; ) I should have taken a screenshot of the tally.

                                                                                                                                                                        2. YAYME RE: mcf Oct 15, 2012 07:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          18 out of 25. I loved some of the 'wrong' answers very funny.

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                                                                                                                                                                            robt5265 RE: mcf Oct 17, 2012 09:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            20 out of 25 here

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                                                                                                                                                                              plasticanimal RE: mcf Nov 1, 2012 03:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              21. I thought wings were dark meat, I guessed salt over vinegar, the jam/jelly thing threw me, and I had no idea about the teaspoon/tablespoon thing.

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