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1) Where does cream of tartar come from?
[a] tartar sauce; [b] old wine casks; [c] a plant

2) Where is the highest concentration of vitamin C found in a tomato?
[a] the skin;
[b] the seeds;
[c] the jelly-like substance around the seeds

3) How did the first American millionaire make his fortune?
[a] manufacturing hunting rifles;
[b] importing black pepper;
[c] importing rum

4) Historians believe the mint julep originated where?
[a] Kentucky;
[b] Persia;
[c] France

5) Which of the following fruits are grown on every continent except Antarctica?
[a] plums;
[b] apples;
[c] grapes

6) Which of these items was so expensive up until the 1500s that it was used in small amounts in medicines, but not in food?
[a] saffron;
[b] vanilla;
[c] sugar

7) Which of the following are mentioned in the Old testament and are among the earliest cultivated foods?
[a] almonds and dates;
[b] rice and wheat;
[c] basil and saffron

8) Those with thyroid problems should avoid eating large amount of what foods?
[a] salt and lemons;
[b] cabbage and cauliflower;
[c] asparagus and broccoli

There are 3 varieties of this cheese, a 'white', a 'red' and a 'blue veined'. It is the oldest named cheese made in the British Isles.
Which cheese do these statements describe?
[a] Stilton;
[b] Caerphilly;
[c] Cheshire
[d] Danablue

10) What are the 3 major fruits native to North America?
[a] apples, blueberries, Thompson seedless grapes; 
[b] cranberries, Concord grapes, apples;
[c] blueberries, Concord grapes, cranberries



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