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FOOD TRIVIA QUIZ #302 ANSWERS

1) Surimi. Those seafood items that look like crab, scallops, etc. but are really mostly white fish fillets, are thought of by most people as some sort of modern high tech imitation product. They go by such names as 'sea legs', imitation crab or imitation shrimp, etc. In reality, this process was developed in Japan several hundred years ago when the Japanese discovered that mincing fish flesh, washing it and then heating it, caused a natural gelling of the flesh. If this was then mixed with other ingredients and steamed, the resulting 'fish cake' (kamaboko) stayed together as though it were a natural product.

2) They are all in the mint family.
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3) Frangipane is a rich pastry cream flavored with ground almonds and used to fill or top pastries and cakes. The name has a very unusual origin. In the 16th century an Italian nobleman, Marquis Muzio Frangipani, created a perfume for scenting gloves. It was popular in Paris, and pastry cooks flavored pastry cream with almonds and called it 'frangipane', presumably to take advantage of the scents popularity.
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4) Humans only have two basic food preferences that we are born with; a liking for sweet foods, and a dislike for bitter foods.  All other preferences are learned, either culturally or by personal experience which may cause us to associate certain tastes or foods with unpleasant or pleasant moments. Medical disorders may also cause a craving or revulsion for certain foods.

5) Catfish is the largest 'crop', followed by crawfish and the third largest 'crop' is rainbow trout.
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