The Good Food Guide’s June food quiz
Published 26 June 2024

Think you know your Roscoff from your Tropea onions? The first letters of 18 correct answers, taken in order, spell out the name of a famous British restaurant and its chef/proprietor. Set by food writer Bill Knott.

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1. Which British cheese of the 1980s was sold as Westminster Blue in France, apparently because the French couldn't pronounce its original name?

2. Which region of Italy is famous for cotechino, zampone, Parma ham and culatello?

3. The tree myristica fragrans produces mace and which other spice?

4. What kind of pastry do you need to make a croquembouche?

5. Which nautical stew gives part of its name to an inhabitant of Liverpool?

6. Which fruit, a hybrid of a grapefruit and a tangerine, was developed in Jamaica around 1930?

7. Sanlucar de Barrameda, near Jerez in southern Spain, is home to which kind of dry sherry?

8. Which cream-filled pastry, whose name comes from the French for "lightning", is described in The Chambers Dictionary as "a cake, long in shape but short in duration"?

9. Pouilly-Fuissé is made from Chardonnay: which grape is Pouilly-Fumé made from?

10. Which Ottoman aubergine dish translates literally as "the priest fainted"?

11. The legendary claret Château Pétrus is made predominantly (and since 2010, exclusively) from which grape variety?

12. To which family of flowering plants does vanilla belong?

13. Which small French town near Lyon lends its name to a sauce made from crayfish, often served locally with pike quenelles?

14. What is the American name for a swede?

15. Gumbo, ladies' fingers, bhindi... what is this vegetable usually called in English?

16. What's the surname of Allan and Jennifer, the couple who invented Cornish Yarg?

17. Thujone is the active ingredient in which notorious drink?

18. Hawke's Bay and Central Otago are wine-producing regions of which country?