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1) What vegetable of the marrow family takes its name from a medieval French word meaning "cooked by the sun."

2) Which state has the turkey as its state bird, and has the largest per acre population of wild turkeys?

3) In April, 2001, Italian astronaut Umberto Guidoni and Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield brought some luxury food items with them to the International Space Station.
Can you name these luxury foods?

4) This product was invented around 1910 by Swiss chemist Jacques Brandenberger. It is derived from wood pulp, and various types are widely used for breads, meat, produce, etc. 
Name this product.

5) Why should you be very careful about drinking grapefruit juice when taking many prescription medications?

6) The fruit from this tree is called 'monkey bread' and is eaten as is or used to make a drink, its flesh is dried and ground into flour, and the leaves are dried and crushed for flavoring. Even the pulp of the tree is sometimes eaten.
What is the name of this tree?

7) What is the name of the yeast-raised dinner roll created accidentally by the baker at a Boston Hotel in the 1870s?

8) Pick it, wash it, hollow it out, fill it with cream or milk and bake it whole.
What is it, and what pie evolved from this recipe?

9) The jack-o-lantern, or carved pumpkin was originally made from what vegetable?

10) This dish takes its name from the pan it is cooked in, which in turn comes from the Latin word for 'pan' or 'dish.' It originated in the Valencia region, traditionally cooked outdoors and eaten right from the pan. 
What is the name of this Spanish dish, AND the two ingredients common in all variations of it?



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