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Food History Quizzes & Trivia

According to an Ethiopian legend, the caffeinated power of coffee was discovered when a goat herder witnessed his goat's energetic behavior after snacking on the berries of a coffee plant. He tried some for himself and felt the same buzz-like effects. President Richard Nixon banned soup from being served at state dinners because, according to National Security Council staffer Roger Moris, ‘he almost invariably dribbled it on himself at the table’. The Popsicle was created by accident in 1905, when a 11 yo left a sweet drink and its stirring stick on the porch overnight. He woke up to find that the drink had frozen to the stick.


Find out more food stories by taking our quizzes and answering to questions like: “Where was lemonade invented?”, “Who wrote the first cookbook?”, and “The spice nutmeg is indigenous to what country?”.

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Say if it is true or false each food fact after reading the paragraphs.

Questions: 4  |  Attempts: 88   |  Last updated: Mar 7, 2013
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    Eating too much sugar can make you addicted.

Compare the food of the Nobility with the food of the Peasants

Questions: 17  |  Attempts: 51   |  Last updated: Feb 15, 2013
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    Who gets the first choice of food and drink?
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