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1) These trees and shrubs of the genus Acacia are native to areas of central and northern Africa. A colloidal polysaccharide substance obtained from these trees has been used extensively in commercial food production, especially in the manufacture of candy and confections. It is also used in the manufacture of ales and beers, pharmaceuticals, paper, ink, hair spray and cosmetics.
What is the name of this very versatile plant substance?

2) This free floating, brown marine algae, which can be found in tropical American seas, is kept afloat by small berrylike air bladders. It is used in soups, soy sauce and fertilizers.
Name this algae.

3) When you see the words 'Saint Germain' in the name of a dish, what will it most likely contain?
a) Carrots
b) Peas
c) Sauerkraut
d) Beans
e) Cabbage

4) An English dish originally from India, it will contain rice, lentil, and hard cooked eggs, with a rich cream sauce (b├ęchamel), sometimes with curry. The English version usually contains smoked fish, or cooked fish.
Name this dish.

5) One of the few native American cheeses, this is a pungent, surface ripened cheese, with a pale yellow crust and semi soft interior. It was developed by Emil Frey of New York in 1882, and was named after a singing society.
Name that cheese.

6) What citrus fruit is most likely a cross between a pomelo and a tangerine?

7) Here is a typical recipe for a traditional spice blend. Can you name it?
Equal parts of black peppercorns, mustard seeds, dill seeds, cloves, allspice, ginger, bay leaves.

8) What is a nickname for the fleshy part of the tail of a chicken, where the tail feathers grow?



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