Thanks to everyone who took part in the food quiz at the Local Food Festival last month. For those of you still wondering, here are the answers.

1 Which flower does saffron come from ?

a. Crocus
b. water iris
c. Tiger lily
d. Madonna lily

2. Which of these vegetables is not a member of the brassica family?

a. Rapeseed
b. broccoli
c. cabbage
d. spinach

3. Which of these is a traditional Indonesian rice dish?

a. paella
b. nasi goreng
c. biryani
d. chow mein

4. Where is the most fuel used in food production?

c transport
b.Home productions
d. farm production

5. Who/what is the biggest carbon dioxide emitters in the UK food and farming industry

a. Cows
b. forests
c. Tate and Lyle
d. Associated British Foods

6. How much of the nation’s energy does the production, processing and distribution of food take?

a. 25%
b. 20%
c. 15%
d. 10%

7. In the UK, what is the biggest use of soya beans?

a. vegetarian food
b.processed food
c. animal feed
d. biodiesel

Soya’s main use in the UK is as feed for livestock. After the oil has been extracted the resulting high-protein meal is widely used in animal feed, forming an essential fuel for intensively reared cattle, pigs and poultry.

8. What are the main ingredients of Vichysoisse soup?

leek and potato

9. Which evergreen tree’s berries are used to flavour gin?


10. What is a Blenheim orange?

an apple

11. Which 12-letter word for a food has A every other letter


12. What fruit is used to flavour Earl Grey tea

Bergamot (the citrus family)

13. What is Bouillabaisse?

Thick fish soup

14. Apple, celery, walnuts, raisins and mayonnaise are mixed together to make what?

Waldorf salad

15. Which strong cheese, made from ewes milk and stored in caves, is named after a village in France?


16. Which Food do Humans eat Most of?

a. Rice
b maize
c potato
d beans

17. What’s the characteristic ingredient of food described as Lyonnaise?


18. Which European country produces the most wine?


19. When considering seafood safety and sustainability which would you buy

a. Farmed salmon
b.Orange roughy (monkfish)
c.Atlantic bluefin tuna
d.Alaskan wild salmon

(Wild Alaska salmon remains relatively abundant. Salmon farming can extract high environmental costs, causing water pollution and spread of diseases to wild fish populations. Steer clear of orange roughy (monkfish) and Atlantic bluefin tuna which are among the many popular fish species suffering from overfishing and other unsustainable activities. Source National Geographic’s Green Guide)

20. What proportion of people in the UK are now obese?

a. 1 in 20
b. 1 in 10
c. 1 in 5
d. 1 in 3


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