Are You A Sicilian Foodie? [2]

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Are You A Sicilian Foodie?  [2]

Here is a more difficult Sicilian food quiz than the one I posted previously. So let's find out who knows their cavatieddi from their cuddureddi, their gelsi from their gelsomino, their cannoli from their cannelloni and their torta from their torrone!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Sicilian bitter almonds are banned in some countries because
    • A. 

      They are an aphrodisiac

    • B. 

      They contain arsenic

    • C. 

      They can cause choking

  • 2. 
         Barbecued artichokes are traditionally eaten on
    • A. 

      Easter Monday

    • B. 

      Christmas Day

    • C. 

      Ferragosto [August 15th]

  • 3. 
    Affogapreti or strozzapreti [affucapreti in dialect] - "priest drowner / strangler" biscuits - get their name because
    • A. 

      The priests liked them and ate them so fast that they choked

    • B. 

      The sound of crunching them in church drowned out the voice of the priest

    • C. 

      People ate them with wine before going to church

  • 4. 
    Mostarda in Sicily is
    • A. 

      A fruit relish

    • B. 

      Mustard

    • C. 

      A must paste

  • 5. 
    Trapani cuscus is cooked with
    • A. 

      Vegetables

    • B. 

      Fish

    • C. 

      Lamb

  • 6. 
    Maccu  [a thick stew] is made with
    • A. 

      Cannellini beans

    • B. 

      Peas

    • C. 

      Fava beans

  • 7. 
    These pagnuccata / pignoccata are eaten for
    • A. 

      Carnival

    • B. 

      Easter

    • C. 

      Liberation Day

  • 8. 
    Limoncello is served
    • A. 

      At the end of a meal

    • B. 

      As an aperitvo

    • C. 

      Any time

  • 9. 
    Caponata is
    • A. 

      A dish of red peppers, tomatoes and potatoes

    • B. 

      A sweet and sour dish containing aubergines, capers and tomato sauce

    • C. 

      A capon cooked with tomatoes and aubergines

  • 10. 
    Farsumagru is
    • A. 

      A cut of meat without any fat

    • B. 

      A beef pasta sauce

    • C. 

      A braised , filled meat roll