Food & Drink
Published: Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.
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Test your food knowledgeFood trivia questions from Food Network's "Unwrapped"
show that airs on Cox cable channel 59 on Mondays at 9
and 9:30 p.m. 1. What percentage of American kitchens have a blender?
2. Blenders were used for a scientific purpose. What was it?
3. When did smoothies first become popular?
4. What were smoothies named after? 5. Why are martinis shaken, not stirred? 6. What was the original purpose of cocktail shakers?
7. Where was salt kept in the Victorian era?
8. If a watermelon sounds hollow when you thump it, is it good?
9. How do small watermelons differ from large ones?
10. What happens when dextrose is put in the mouth?
How do you say 'authentic'?Every cuisine has dishes that can clue you into whether you're getting an authentic approach or not. Here's what to look for:
Answers1. 90 percent. 2. Blenders were used to develop the original polio vaccine.
3. In the 1970s. 4. Cigarettes that were in a 1940's movie.
5. For theatrical effect and to disperse aldehydes.
6. They were used in the 1920s when the quality of liquor was bad and needed to be mixed to get a decent drink.
7. In an open cellar. 8. No. It's probably overripe and mushy. 9. They are usually denser and seedless. 10. It has a natural cooling quality. If you don't know a Cortland from a Crispin, log on here for apple facts, fruit history, variety profiles and recipe tips.www.fowlerfarms.com
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