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Due to watching television in New Zealand in the 80s, I grew up believing that yoplait really was 'French for yoghurt'. Using the French culture to make our yoghurt a little more exotic seems unnecessary now, as the food we enjoy in New Zealand in the 21st Century is the tasty result of our cosmopolitan society.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Auckland's White Lady is famous for what? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Hot pies

    • B. 

      Hamburgers

    • C. 

      Cold milk

  • 2. 
    Speaking of Auckland, a record number of Jaffas were rolled down Dunedin's steepest street in 2008. What is the name of the street? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      George Street

    • B. 

      High Street

    • C. 

      Baldwin Street

  • 3. 
    Known for rolling Jaffas down steep streets, and rolling their Rs, Southern South Islanders are famous for another kind of roll. What is it? Find the answer
    • A. 

      Cheese roll

    • B. 

      Sausage roll

    • C. 

      Swiss roll

  • 4. 
    Cheese is also the primary ingredient in a traditional Swiss dish that was brought to New Zealand by migrating Swiss and was popular in the 70s. What is its name? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Fondle

    • B. 

      Fondue

    • C. 

      Fonzi

  • 5. 
    Ahh the 70s. While folks were busy eating fondues, inflation was rising and our food costs were increasing. How much did a 3-pound (1.36-kilogram) bag of sugar increase in price between December 1972 and June 1975? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      33%

    • B. 

      100%

    • C. 

      133%

  • 6. 
    Speaking of prices, the first microwave ovens appeared in New Zealand in the 70s. In today's terms, how much would one have cost? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      $200

    • B. 

      $2,000

    • C. 

      $20,000

  • 7. 
    Not microwaved, but roasted; the classic New Zealand festive dish colonial goose is made from the meat of which animal? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Goose

    • B. 

      Duck

    • C. 

      Sheep

  • 8. 
    The latest book by New Zealand chef Al Brown is called Stoked – cooking with fire. This is something New Zealanders have long loved to do, from barbeques to hangi. In that tradition, and popular from the 1930s through to the 1960s, what would you cook in a thermette? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Crayfish

    • B. 

      Chicken

    • C. 

      Water

  • 9. 
    In a formal dinner setting, relative to the dinner plate, where would the soup spoon be placed? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Left

    • B. 

      Right

    • C. 

      Above

  • 10. 
    So popular was a particular shellfish in the first half of the 20th century, that three Northland canning factories were processing it into soup. It is now illegal to harvest the shell fish, but what was the name of the 'rare delicacy'? Find the answer in Te Ara
    • A. 

      Toheroa

    • B. 

      Pipi

    • C. 

      Tuatua