Answers to FFT 2

Here goes folks! The theme, as you may have figured out was all fictional food places and brands

  1. This Hawaiian word, part of a famous 2-word brand name means “Priest, sorcerer, magician, wizard, minister, expert in any profession.”A soda-cup bearing this brand name was first noticed in 1992, but it became indelibly associated with burgers after 1994. Which brand name?
    Kahuna; Big Kahuna burgers made famous by Quentin Tarantino
  2. It is a Canadian-themed bar decorated with maple leaves, Vancouver Canucks shirts, and it has a karaoke machine, that includes the song, Let’s Go To The Mall. Despite being a Canada-themed bar in NYC, Walker’s Crisps seem to be available there. Where will you come across this and who is its most famous visitor?
    Hoser’s Hut, which comes in How I Met Your Mother; the most famous visitor is of course, Robin Scherbatsky
  3. In 2006, Iranian businessman Mojtaba Asadian started this franchise, registering the name in 32 countries. The decor of the coffee houses features replica couches, counters, neon signage and bricks. James Michael Tyler attended the grand opening of the Dubai cafe.  Which memorable coffee shop franchise?
    Central Perk from Friends
  4. “Up, Up and Buffet”, Prof. VJ Cornicopia’s Fantastic Foodmagorium & Great American Steakery, Griddler on the Roof, The Texas Cheesecake Depository – where will you find them?
    Springfield; Simpsons
  5. The arrival of the railroad meant a market for produce and especially winter vegetables for northern markets. Onions were the first crop introduced, but ____ replaced the onion crop and now Crystal City is “____ Capital of the World”. In honor of this, a statue of the most famous consumer of this product is in front of the City Hall. Which crop and whose statue?
    Crystal City Texas, Spinach, Popeye

And the winner is….Santosh Swaminathan with 4 correct answers! Good attempts by Megs83 and RC!

Keep it coming folks!

Cheers!
Venky

Food for thought – 2

Here goes the next set of questions for you all to try sans search engine support:)

  1. This Hawaiian word, part of a famous 2-word brand name means “Priest, sorcerer, magician, wizard, minister, expert in any profession.”A soda-cup bearing this brand name was first noticed in 1992, but it became indelibly associated with burgers after 1994. Which brand name?
  2. It is a Canadian-themed bar decorated with maple leaves, Vancouver Canucks shirts, and it has a karaoke machine, that includes the song, Let’s Go To The Mall. Despite being a Canada-themed bar in NYC, Walker’s Crisps seem to be available there. Where will you come across this and who is its most famous visitor?
  3. In 2006, Iranian businessman Mojtaba Asadian started this franchise, registering the name in 32 countries. The decor of the coffee houses features replica couches, counters, neon signage and bricks. James Michael Tyler attended the grand opening of the Dubai cafe.  Which memorable coffee shop franchise?
  4. “Up, Up and Buffet”, Prof. VJ Cornicopia’s Fantastic Foodmagorium & Great American Steakery, Griddler on the Roof, The Texas Cheesecake Depository – where will you find them?
  5. The arrival of the railroad meant a market for produce and especially winter vegetables for northern markets. Onions were the first crop introduced, but ____ replaced the onion crop and now Crystal City is “____ Capital of the World”. In honor of this, a statue of the most famous consumer of this product is in front of the City Hall. Which crop and whose statue?

Answers in 48 hours!

Cheers!
Venky

And the answers….

Thanks for the responses, guys. As expected, many of you got the answers bang on. Here are the answers anyway:

1. Upma
2. Amul girl
3. Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
4. Sandwich
5. Long Island Iced Tea

Kudos to Anirban, Prasan, Megs83 and Shoubhik for a full score!

Expect more quizzes, on specific cuisines to come up here shortly. Do leave your feedback on what kind of stuff you would like to see here!

Cheers!
Venky

Food for Thought – 1

Here are a set of  questions on food and beverage. More coming your way regularly!

  1. Which food dish gets its name – a very similar one in many South Indian languages, since its primary ingredients are salt and flour?
  2. Call her the “Friday to Friday” star. Round eyed, chubby cheeked, winking at you, from strategically placed hoardings at many traffic lights. She is the girl everyone loves to love for the last 43 years. Which brand’s mascot?
  3. Cadbury’s had chosen this person’s school in UK as a focus group for new candies they were developing. Every so often, a plain gray cardboard box was issued to each child, filled with 11 bars for the children to rate. The experience got him thinking about candy, how it is manufactured, and how the production floor would look like. An idea took shape and materialized in 1964. What?
  4. What is named after John Montagu, 4th Earl of ____, an 18th-century English aristocrat, although he was neither the inventor nor sustainer of the food. It is said that he ordered his valet to bring him meat tucked between two pieces of bread, and others began to order “the same as _____!”?
  5. The Peach ___ ____ is a popular variation with the tequila omitted for peach schnapps. The Jersey Tea is a similar variant, with the cola substituted with a shot of Jaegermeister. The Pittsburgh Tea is a lesser known variant that substitutes tequila with Wild Turkey. Other variants include Alaskan, Tennessee and Tokyo. What is the original?

Do give your answers and feedback! Send in your answers as comments in the next 48 hours, preferably without googling or yahooing:)

Cheers!
Venky