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1) What unit of measure is approximately 2150 cubic inches.

2) This dish probably originated in the middle of the 18th century as a thick oatmeal gruel or hardtack and molasses cooked together.  It was a basic item in a ship's mess served to English sailors as early as 1750.  It eventually developed into something quite different in America, especially in the southern states. 
Name this dish.

3) Here is the recipe, can you name this dish?
Brown roux mixed with bouillon, vinegar, mustard, and catsup, simmered until thick, then add parsley, pickles, and chopped walnuts.

4) Take some fish and dehydrate it. Then soak it in water for 8 days. Then soak it in lye for 2 days. Then soak it in water for another 2 day. Finally poach it for 15 minutes.
What is this?

5) This dessert item takes its name from an 16th century Italian marquis. While living in Paris, he created a perfume for scenting gloves. It became so popular that local pastrycooks started making an item to cash in on the popularity of this glove scent.
Can you name this dessert item?

6) Where is Florida Mustard produced?
• a) Florida.
• b) California.
• c) France.
• d) Spain.
• e) Iceland.

7) When Ben & Jerry's obtained funding to start their ice cream company, the backers insisted that they also sell what other item?
• a) Candy Bars.
• b) Soup.
• c) Bubble Gum.
• d) Hot Dogs.
• e) Cheesecake.

8) These are various herbs in the parsley family, with small white or greenish flowers. They are native from Greenland to central Russia, but are naturalized over most of Europe. Their roots, leaves and stems are used in cooking and the fruits are used in liqueurs. The stems are also candied and used in jam. Essential oils from the seeds, root and stem are used to flavor spirits, candy, ice cream and baked goods. The seed oil is also used in perfume and toothpaste.
Can you name these plants?

9) A bitter extract from this southern European plant root is used in Angostura bitters, chocolate, vermouth, certain aperitifs, candy, ice cream and vanilla flavorings. The name is derived from an ancient king of Illyria, who supposedly discovered the medicinal value of the plants.
Can you name this plant and flavoring?

10) Various plants of genus Cassia, with showy, nearly regular, usually yellow flowers. Many are used medicinally, and seeds of some species are used as coffee substitute in various parts of the world. They have a tea-like aroma and antibacterial effects.
This plant is:
• a) Cinnamon.
• b) Senna.
• c) Ceylon Tea.
• d) Sedum.
• e) Khaki.



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