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Italy food and drink. A lighthearted quiz to test your knowledge of this beautiful country’s gastronomy…….

 

What is ‘panna cotta’?

 

a) a deep pan pizza invented by Pizza Hut, Italia S.a.

b) malted wholemeal bread

c) cooked cream

d) pasta with cottage cheese and rocket

risotto

Which of these is a type of rice?

 

a) arborio

b) rizzi

c) farfalle

d) garganelli

 

Which of these is a vegetable?

 

a) cannellini

b) canditi

c) colifiori

d) cappriccio

 

 

Where does chianti come from?

 

a) Superiore

b) Toscana

c) Reggio Chiantini Rosso, Sicily

d) between Secco and Asti spumante

 

What is the famous dessert from Sicily called?

 

a) canneloni

b) canoli

c) canola

d) candelabra

 

What alcoholic drink is a translation of ‘witch’?

 

A) morticia

b) grappa

c) strega

d) amaretti

milk

What is Mozzarella cheese made from?

 

a) ewe’s milk

b) buffalo’s milk

c) goat’s milk

d) milk of human kindness

Casu-Marzu

What is the name of the Sardinian cheese crawling with maggots?

 

a) dragoncello

b) azzuro grigetti

c) casu marzu

d) maggerotti

 

An ‘osteria’ is a what?

 

a) an oyster/seafood bar

b) a wine bar with food

c) a McDonald’s in Ostia serving ‘ostra panini’

d) a hostel without restaurant

 

What is the name for ‘bolognese’ sauce in Bologna?

 

a) bolognese

b) ragu

c) sugo bollicine

d) pomodoro con carne

zab

UK Queen Elizabeth’s favourite dessert?

 

a) zuccine

b) zafferano

c) zabaglione

d) zuccero

 

Tiramisu was invented when?

 

a) 1780’s

b) 1920’s

c) 1870’s

d) 1960’s

 

 

 

Answers:

(no cheating now….)

cookedcream/arborio/cannellini/Toscana/canoli/strega/buffalo’s milk/casu marzu/a wine bar with food/ragu/zabaglione/1960’s

 

 

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