Christmas in the Ashworth house tends to involve food.  Lots of food.  So, for a bit of fun before the eating well and truly kicks in, why not give this quick food and Christmas-based quiz a go?  Get in touch if you want the answers.  No prizes though, just some end of year pride!

 

Q.1 What is Bûche de Noël?

A French Trifle.

A Christmas ham.

A log shaped dessert that symbolises the large log that traditionally burns continuously on Christmas night?

A Christmas croissant.

 

Q.2 In the Christmas song what was ‘Roasting on an Open Fire’?

Pork

Chestnuts

Chickens

Cashews

 

Q.3 Which way do you stir the Christmas pudding mixture for good luck?

Clockwise

Anti clockwise

 

Q.4 What fruit, when put into the container, will keep a stored Christmas cake moist?

Apple

Orange

Pear

 

Q.5 What should be eaten on each of the 12 days of Christmas to ensure good luck for the year ahead?

A fig

A candy cane

A mince pie

A walnut

 

Q.6 What pudding is often eaten in the US as an alternative to the English Christmas pudding?

Pumpkin Pie

Persimmon Pudding

Lemon Meringue Pie

Ice Cream

 

Q.7 Which German city puts on a Stollen festival, complete with a monster version of the cake, in the lead up to Christmas?

Berlin

Dresden

Munich

Frankfurt

 

Q.8 What bird was skinned before roasting, then put back together again, complete with feathers, to take pride of place at a Tudor Christmas banquet?

Goose

Turkey

Peacock

Quail

 

Q.9 Eggnog, the popular Christmas breakfast drink is thought to have originated where?

Italy

France

Spain

East Anglia, England

 

Q.10 The Belgian cougnou is a brioche-type bread baked in the form of whom?

Mary

Baby Jesus

The 3 wise men

Joseph

 

Q.11 The first mince pies contained meat as well as fruit.

True

False

 

Q.12 When did King Wenceslas step out?

Christmas Day

On the Feast of Stephen

New Year’s Day

 

Q.13 Bread sauce is traditionally flavoured with

Cloves

Sage

Nutmeg

Parsley

 

Q.14 While peppermint candy sticks were popular beforehand, when did the candy cane appear?

Austria 1920

Germany 1640

France 1520

Denmark 1800

 

Q.15 What television character attends and consumes 3 Christmas dinners so as not to offend anyone?

Mr Bean

Vicar of Dibley

Mrs Brown

 

Q.16 Gingerbread is popular at Christmas and historically in England, unmarried women would eat gingerbread “husbands” for luck in meeting the real thing.

True

False