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’?
Q.3 Which way do you stir the Christmas pudding mixture for good luck?
Q.4 What fruit, when put into the container, will keep a stored Christmas cake moist?
Q.5 What should be eaten on each of the 12 days of Christmas to ensure good luck for the year ahead?
A candy cane
A mince pie
Q.6 What pudding is often eaten in the US as an alternative to the English Christmas pudding?
Lemon Meringue Pie
Q.7 Which German city puts on a Stollen festival, complete with a monster version of the cake, in the lead up to Christmas?
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?
Q.9 Eggnog, the popular Christmas breakfast drink is thought to have originated where?
East Anglia, England
Q.10 The Belgian cougnou is a brioche-type bread baked in the form of whom?
The 3 wise men
Q.11 The first mince pies contained meat as well as fruit.
Q.12 When did King Wenceslas step out?
On the Feast of Stephen
New Year’s Day
Q.13 Bread sauce is traditionally flavoured with
Q.14 While peppermint candy sticks were popular beforehand, when did the candy cane appear?
Q.15 What television character attends and consumes 3 Christmas dinners so as not to offend anyone?
Vicar of Dibley
Q.16 Gingerbread is popular at Christmas and historically in England, unmarried women would eat gingerbread “husbands” for luck in meeting the real thing.