Tuesday Trivia

Inspired partly by two of my favorite things (Swamplot’s weekly Neighborhood Guessing Game and Ashford Pub’s weekly Tuesday Night Trivia), I’ve decided that henceforth — I love that word — we will be having weekly food trivia on she eats.!

Here’s how it works:

Each Tuesday afternoon, I’ll post five food trivia questions and one bonus question, relating to at least one of the original five.  You highly-intelligent foodies out there will post your answers/guesses/wild stabs in the comments section below.

Each Thursday afternoon, I’ll post the answers to the questions.  The winner each week will live in infamy forever.  Or something like that.  I’m currently trying to think of a better prize, so if you have suggestions — that don’t involve money or honor killings, people! — let me know.

Are you ready?  I said, ARE YOU READY?!?!?  Then let’s get to it!

Tuesday Trivia Round 1:

  1. What foodstuff, if stored properly, will never spoil?
  2. The flour of what nut was used as a thickening agent in sauces prior to the now-prevalent wheat flour?
  3. In 1700, England was importing 20,000 pounds of tea per year.  By 1800, that figure had grown to ________ pounds.
  4. What are the four basic food molecules?
  5. Around what time were chickens first domesticated?
  6. BONUS:  And around what time were sheep first domisticated?

That’s it, my little barn swallows.  On your mark, get set, answer!