My friend was working overtime at the Denver Mint every =
Forced into too many hours on the job, the staff =
members were threatening a strike.
Oddly enough, they were striking because they wanted to =
make less money.
~~~ANSWERS TO FOOD NAME QUIZ~~~
1. Where =
did Hawaiian Pizza originate?
2. Is there =
really a “Famous Amos”?
(Yes, Famous =
talent agent Wally Amos also signed Simon & Garfunkel, Diana Ross, =
3. What is =
coriander also known as?
(as cilantro =
leaves, unless one just uses the coriander =
4. What is a =
single strand of spaghetti called?
5. Where is =
German Chocolate cake from?
(Texas. Sam =
German developed the famous chocolate processing =
Cashews are not nuts, but seeds. But of what fruit is the cashew a =
7. Is =
“white chocolate” actually “chocolate”? =
It’s just a mixture =
of sugar, milk, vanilla, lecithin, and cocoa butter)
8. What is the biggest cause of tooth decay? =
(Not sugar, but acid. A soda cracker will stick to your =
teeth, a breeding ground for bacteria and far worse than =
9. Where did American cheese originate?
(Switzerland. Waltz Gerber and Fritz Stettler processed =
cheese in 1911 to lengthen the shelf-life before it was shipped overseas =
10. Is honey really “bee poop”?
(No. Bees drink nectar and keep in their stomach. At the =
hive, they vomit the nectar to form honey, so it is really beer =
11. Is there cream in the “cream filling” of a =
(It has NO cream but is sweetened whipped vegetable =
12, Where did French Fries come from?
(They were first made in Belgium and used the =
“French cut”, hence the shortened French-cut style =
13. So then did Belgian Waffles come from France? =
(No. They were from the capital of Belgium and called =
Brussels’ Waffles, but no one knew where Brussels was, so the name =
was changed. Aside: no one cared that Brussel’s sprouts came =
14. How does South African popcorn differ from American =
(No “corn” in it, but roasted termites and =
15. Which has fewer insect fragments by USDA standards =
– Chocolate or Peanut Butter?
(Peanut butter can have no more than 30 insects per 100 =
grams; chocolate may have 60. BTW, 100 grams is about 6 =
tablespoons, so 1 tablespoon of chocolate can have 10 insect parts and =
pass USDA quality control)
16. Until 2010 when kale became an “in” food, =
what company was the largest purchaser of kale in the world? =
(Pizza Hut, to use as garnish on salad bar, of course =
never meant for human consumption)
17. Chile is a country, but not the country that is the =
largest producer, consumer and exporter of chiles. Which is? =
18. What city has the most Chinese restaurants? =
(London, more than Mumbai and Delhi combined)
19. What meal is the most important of the day? =
(Late lunch or early dinner (3-4 pm), but NOT =
breakfast. General Foods marketed “Experts agree that =
breakfast in the most important meal of the day” in 1944 as an =
unproven ad campaign to sell Grape Nuts cereal. With millions of men in =
the military, breakfast in many homes no longer centered on eggs, meat =
and potatoes. So selling a product falsely named – no grapes =
and no nuts – seemed right to have false advertising!
20. In what city were fortune cookies created? =
(San Francisco, in 1901)
Dr Bob Griffin =
Knows Me, This I Love!"