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Italian food and wine quiz.

Another in our series of Italian travel quizzes. Answers at the bottom of the page but NO CHEATING!

pasta

How many varieties of pasta are there is Italy?

35
350
3,500
35,000

pest

Which is not an ingredient of ‘pesto’?

Cheese
Pine nuts
Garlic
Olive oil
Tomato
Basil

Antipasti is?

A person with allergy to pasta
A person who does not like the drink pastis
A dish served as an appetizer
Served with the dessert
A model of sports car made by Ferrari

gnocchi

Gnocchi is made with?

Butter
Milk
White wine
Oregano
Oatmeal
Salt
Freshly ground pepper

True or false

picc

Weiner Schnitzel is famous in Austria. What is its Italian cousin called?

Picallilli
Piccata
Picaeta
Piccolin
Pinocchio
Vitello ‘Fare i gattini ‘

Strega is?

An alcoholic drink
A witch
An Italian literary award
A novel by Andrew Vachss
A modified racing airplane
None of these
All of these

truffle

Which two animals are used to ‘sniff’ out truffles?

Sheep
Goat
Dog
Pig
Italian aardvaak
Water buffalo
Civet cat

cacc

‘Cacciatora’ is a culinary term. What does it mean?

Peasant style
Cooked with spices that will leave you sweating and speechless
Hunter style
Roman style
Bull catcher
Braised in red chianti wine

est

Est! Est!! Est!!! is?

A way of asking if you like love and travel
To the East, to the East, to the East……..
A white wine
An insulting term for Estonian immigrants
A well know children’s soft drink
‘Lets eat and be merry for tomorrow we die’, a toast

Which summer vegetable’s flowers are battered and deep fried?

Zucchini
Squash
Pumpkin
Courgette
All of them
None of them

Marsala is?

A spicy sauce you have with chicken and rice
A fortified wine from Sicily
A breed of Tuscan beef cattle
A cheese riddled with maggots
A type of finely cut, anchovy-flavoured pasta

osp

Which way do you turn for the motorway or the hospital?

Left
Right
Straight on
To a psychoanalyst for help
For a shoulder to cry on
To the nearest bar, drink a lot of wine and forget to ask

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Answers: 350/ Tomato/ A dish served as an appetizer/ True but there are many variations/ Piccata/ All of these but the drink is fabulous, even better as a gelato flavour/ Dog and Pig/ Hunter style/ A white wine/ All of them/ A fortified wine from Sicily/I’ve really got no idea, ask an Italian!

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