Greek Food Quiz

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Quiz about Greek Cuisine


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  • 1. 
    The first known cookbook was actually written about Greek cuisine rather than Roman. When was it written?
  • A. 

    330 BC

  • B. 

    220 AD

  • C. 

    440 BC

  • D. 

    110 AD

  • 2. 
    Popular 'dips' that most people know are hummus and Taramasalata. What is the main ingredient of melitzanosalata?
    • A. 

      Split yellow peas

    • B. 

      Potato puree

    • C. 

      Fish Roe

    • D. 

      Aubergine

  • 3. 
    Which of these other cultures has contributed greatly to the diversity of Greek cuisine?
    • A. 

      Venetian

    • B. 

      Spanish

    • C. 

      Germanic

    • D. 

      Phonecian

  • 4. 
    What makes up the 'Mediterranean triad' on which ancient Greek cuisine was based?
    • A. 

      Wine, fish and olive oil

    • B. 

      Olive oil, meat and fish

    • C. 

      Wheat, olive oil and wine

    • D. 

      Meat, fish and wine

  • 5. 
    Why are beef dishes so uncommon in Greek cuisine?
    • A. 

      Sheep and goats were better suited to the terrain

    • B. 

      Greeks do not like yorkshire pudding

    • C. 

      Beef takes longer to cook

    • D. 

      The Greeks did not have any cattle

  • 6. 
     What unusual animal was hunted for food to extinction on the island of Cyprus?
    • A. 

      Dodo

    • B. 

      Sabre-tooth tiger

    • C. 

      Pigmy elephant

    • D. 

      Pigmy hippopotamus

  • 7. 
    What do moussaka and kethethis have in common?
    • A. 

      Both of these

    • B. 

      Their names are Arabic, Persian or Turkish rather than Greek

    • C. 

      The main ingredient is minced meat

    • D. 

      Neither of these

  • 8. 
    One of my favourite dishes is kleftiko, lamb shanks cooked so slowly that the meat just falls of the bones. Where did the name of this dish originate according to legend?
    • A. 

      Tomatoes and peppers

    • B. 

      Cabbage

    • C. 

      Courgettes or zucchini

    • D. 

      Peppers

  • 9. 
    Best known for turning milky white when mixed with water, what is used to flavour the alcoholic beverage Ouzo?
    • A. 

      The sediment from Greek coffee

    • B. 

      Pine resin

    • C. 

      Anise

    • D. 

      Lemon juice

  • 10. 
    Kleftiko, lamb shanks cooked so slowly that the meat just falls of the bones. Where did the name of this dish originate according to legend?
    • A. 

      'Left over lamb' because it was recooked

    • B. 

      'Overcooked lamb' because it was left to cook overnight

    • C. 

      'Stolen meat' because Greek bandits would steal sheep and goats

    • D. 

      'Spit roasted lamb'