Season 1 – Game 3
What is the best recipe containing whipped cream, strawberries and lashings of chocolate?
Quite a few of you got this question completely correct, this is a recipe that is for two people only and usually no cuttlery is required.
I am [a] ____________CheF?
Really bad, practically hopeless
Not Bad, but awfully clumsy
About average ‘toast is a meal, right’
Above average, at least l don’t burn toast
Pretty damn good if l say so myself
Hot Kitchen Supremo and can master any dish blinfolded, with both arms tied behind my back and my feet in concrete boots
Any answer was acceptable here For me, although l am a trained chef, my speciality is fish dishes, salads and desserts and Chinese cuisine. Whilst l am an extremely able chef, many a time if l am cooking for one as in myself, then l would rather have pizza. if l am cooking for Suze and myself it is different, but many a time Suze cooks because she says l am sometimes ‘too quirky even for her tastebuds. I can only think she is still thinking about the time l placed pink grapefruit into the stir fry.
What is the one dish that no matter how hard you try you simply cannot master?
Well l am pretty sure it was Fandango who made mention to Omelettes – like you good sir, l always screw these up in the same way as you and prefer to make scrambled egg – no great expectation there.
In your wise opinion, what are five main ingredients that could feed a family for a week with an assortments of recipes?
Eggs, Bread, Pasta, Potatoes and Rice.
Wine only meant for the drinking or the cooking?
Wine is great in both the drinking and for the use in various recipes. But usually best for the drinking.
What are three brilliant food quotes?
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
“I love my pizza so much, in fact, that I have come to believe in my delirium that my pizza might actually love me, in return. I am having a relationship with this pizza, almost an affair.”
“The secret of good cooking is, first, having a love of it… If you’re convinced that cooking is drudgery, you’re never going to be good at it, and you might as well warm up something frozen.”
Have you eaten any of the following?
Snails, frogs legs, fugu, eyeballs, crispy tarantulas, squid, chocolate covered ants, jellied moose nose, huitlacoche, airag, Casu marzu, Century egg, Stargazey Pie, ostrich egg, alligator, locusts and if none of those what then is the wierdest food you have ever consumed and lived to write about it now?
I was once invited to a very strange buffet in London in 1993, l was escorting a lady editor of a cookery magazine who had been invited to a gathering and we had to sample all sorts of things. I could manage everything offered except the tripe which seriously made me heave and yet strangely enough l had eaten tripe once before when in Greece with the Ratcatcher – however at that point both of us were drunk as skunks and we could have eaten a decomposing fish and may not have minded either!
What is umami?
Umami rich foods Umami-rich foods are those that contain glutamate: Soy sauce, Asian Fish Sauce, certain types of mushrooms, tomato paste, seaweed, anchovies, meats, black olives, miso, chicken and duck
What colour is the French wine Beaujolais?
Described initially as a red wine, it’s actual colour is of a deep burgundy red.
What is a great musical track that always makes you think of food?
From which cactus is tequila made?
Fandango had it correct when he made mention to Blue Agave [Agave tequilana] although the plants is often called the Tequila Cactus, however the actual plant is more closely related to lilies than cactus.
Why on earth is blue cheese blue and red cheese red, how so?
Blue ‘Vein’ Cheese made from milk from either cow, sheep or goat and then ripened with Penicillium mold cultures. Red cheese such as Red Leicester or Red Cheddar. The producers of red cheeses colour the cheeses various shades to denote the strength of the cheese itself, and in the case of Red Cheddar it was coloured to set it apart from normal Cheddar cheeses.
What is a pisang when it is at home with the family?
Pisang is Malay for Banana.
What is it about baked beans, why do they make you fart and why does asparagus make your pee smell, well ………….odd?
Beans make us fart because they contain sugars and fibres that are hard to digest by the body. When the sugars mix with the bacteria in our large intestimes they produce gas which in turn makes us fart. Asparagus and its asparagusic acid is converted by our bodies into sulfur containing chemicals that when we wee out may produce a stronger than normal odour.
Okay, Pita when not meaning ‘Pain in the ass’ what does this Greek word really mean?
Sometimes spelled as Pitta is basically a flatbread made from wheat flour.
Who loves Ben & Jerry ice cream? i am pretty sure l know of at least three of my readership who love this brand, so there should be no reason not to know the answer to this question? Which one of the following is NOT one of their recipes?
For those who know this brand well, they will also have known that all the flavours except the one highlighted beloware brands available for purchase.
Birthday Cake/BM’s One Love/Civet Coffeecrumbles/Half Baked/Caramel Chew Chew
What is Seitan when it is not terrorising the neighbourhood and What is Lupin if not a cousin of the werewolf?
Seitan is a plant-based protein derived from wheat gluten, whilst Lupin is a Legume.
Of the following which are the fermented food stuffs?
Matcha is the odd one out, as it is a finely ground powder of green tea leaves grown specially.
Why does fish smell so fishy and so very fishy at that?
When alive and swimming around under water the fish doesn’t smell fishy, however once dead and allowed to sit awhile the scent starts to escape, and as the decomposition process starts it starts to release its wonderful odour. Most sea creatures once dead and out of the water smell exactly the same way, crabs, sharks, jellyfish and fish mostly smell the same – sickeningly fishy. However the smell rises due to the bacteria and the fish enzymes convert the trimethylamine oxide into trimethylamine which is the culprit reason behind the smell.
My genuine thanks to all who played along with the game.