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Good Eats Season #5 Quiz

What do you remember about the
5th season?  Here's 4 questions per episode.

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DEEP SPACE SLIME

1. [insert scary music here] Ewww. Gelatin comes from ... ack, ack, cough ...
    the bones and hooves of calves and pigs? Gross. It seems that when folks made
    it at home, they'd boil them for up to 12 hours. Then they would strain and boil
    again. What would they add to this second "brew" to clarify it?

Egg whites and shells
Corn Meal
More bones
A Steel Mesh

2. In what type water should you always "bloom" gelatin?
Ice water
Cold water
Warm water
Hot water

3. Useless bit of trivia here: Alton finds Victoriana molds really ...
... nifty.
... interesting.
... weird.
... creepy.

4. Ingenious! Before Alton turns the gelatin mold out onto a plate, he does what
    to the plate to allow him to move the mold around on it?

Spritzes it with water
Applies a layer of plastic wrap
Spreads a little oil around
Warms it up a little

OAT CUISINE

5. Okay, Scotsmen: According to Alton, who said this, "Aye, which is why
    in England you'll raise fine horses, while in Scotland we'll raise fine peepul."

Samuel Johnson
James Boswell
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Mary, Queen of Scots

6. Scots stir their oats with what?
Wurtle
Dirtle
Spurtle
Curdle

7. Want your oats to be chewy and taste a little nutty like brown rice?
    Then just remove the outer hull to get a whole oat called ...

... hulled oats.
... croats.
... Scotch oats.
... groats.

8. Which statement about soluble fiber is true?
Makes you feel fuller, longer
Moves quickly through the body
Won't dissolve in water
Speeds up the absorption of glucose

CRÊPE EXPECTATIONS

9. When Alton calls Shirley she answers for what hotline?
Suicidal Chef's Hotline
Corriher Crepe Hotline
Shirley's Helpful Hint-line
Faux French Hotline

10. Say, how do they get Teflon to stick to a pan if Teflon doesn't stick
     to anything?

Special bonding adhesive like super-glue
Most of the pan is Teflon
Primer containing Teflon
Very small nuts and bolts

11. Ah, the French. What's the most popular crepe filling over there?
Mayonnaise
Jam
Blueberries
Roux

12. A duxelles (proun: dook-SEHL) is paste of what two items?
     (Hint: There are no ducks in it.)

Garlic and Celery
Mushrooms and Onions
Tomato Paste and Béchamel
Ducks and Shells

CELEBRITY ROAST

13. Geez. It's hard to find questions for this episode. Uh, okay. Here's one.
     From best to worst, which is the right order for beef?

Prime, Select, Choice
Choice, Prime, Select
Prime, Choice, Select
Select, Prime, Choice

14. Wait? What's this? You get the best cut of meat but it's not really the
      "best"? Which 'end' should your best rib roast come from?

The loin end
The tenderloin end
The rib end
The sirloin end

15. Let me get this straight: you dry age meat by just letting it sit around
     in the fridge? Oh, you have to have certain conditions? What are those?

Temp from 30 to 34 degrees, humidity around 60%, no air circulation
Temp from 36 to 38 degrees, humidity around 50%, no air circulation
Temp from 30 to 34 degrees, humidity around 60%, air circulation
Temp from 36 to 38 degrees, humidity around 50%, air circulation

16. What did Alton find in his brother's old oven?
His mixer
His blender
His food processor
A hand

SCRAP IRON CHEF - BACON CHALLENGE

17. Which one of these fine folks was not a potential opponent for Alton Brown?
Chef Alaska
Chef Bijou
Chef Southwest
Chef Prairie

18. 70% of the bacon eaten in the United States is eaten ...
in the South.
at breakfast.
with hamburgers.
by teenagers.

19. Bacon comes from a German word meaning what?
Underside
Pork
Back
Belly

20. The whole reason for drying food before you smoke it is why?
Colloid Improvement
Flavor Enhancement
Speedier Smoking
Pellicle Formation

DEEP PURPLE

21. You know eggplants have a calyx, right? No, not K-Pax, the movie. Calyx.
     It's the "the outer whorl of a flower consisting of sepals." In other words
     it's that thing at the end of the eggplant. Now that we have that out of the
     way, what color should it be if you want a good, fresh eggplant from the
     store?

Bright green
Bright yellow
Deep brown
Deep purple

22. Which contains more seeds, according to Alton? (Seeds being a bad
     tasting thing in this case.)

Male Eggplants
Female Eggplants
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23. Eggplants are classified as a ...
Vegetable
Berry
Drupe
Pod

24. Which early American politician is often credited with planting the first
     eggplants in America?

Benjamin Franklin
John Adams
Samuel Adams
Thomas Jefferson

THE TROUBLE WITH CHEESECAKE

25. Alton's a betting man. And I quote, "I'd be willing to bet that 9 out of 10
     cheesecake failures stem from the fact that cooks expect cheesecake to ..."

... act like cake.
... be smooth and creamy.
... to be made of mostly cheese.
... be perfect the first time.

26. Cream cheese was created in 1872 by a New York dairyman attempting
     to recreate what soft, unripened cheese?

Gouda
Brie
Neufchâtel
Gorgonzola

27. What does Alton put into his one-piece pan with to make cheesecake
     removal easier?

Non-stick spray
Wax paper
Parchment paper
He doesn't. He uses a Teflon pan.

28. To make cutting the cheesecake easier, what's something you should not do?
Use a very thin knife
Add a little canola oil to the knife's blade
Heat the knife in hot water
Push it straight down for each cut

SQUID PRO QUO

29. What year was 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea released?
1956
1957
1958
1959

30. What's the only true bone a squid's got in his body?
Pin Bone
Back Bone
Palate
Beak

31. Wok hey, the flavor of the wok. You get it from ...
... stainless steel wok.
... an acidic ingredient such as tomatoes or lemon juice.
... high heat.
... a sauce based on soy sauce.

32. Oops. Your squid got tough during cooking. Is there anyway to fix it?
Continue cooking on high heat. It will eventually get tender again.
Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for more than 10 minutes.
Add some meat tenderizer to the wok.
Nope. It's toast. Go straight to jail. Do not pass GO. Do not collect $200.

ART OF DARKNESS II

33. What's that chocolatier's name who came up with the "Dutch Process"?
Charles Vandeberg
Conrad Van Houten
Reinder Jochems
Jacob Teuntje

34. What technique does Alton use to get his brownies out of the pan?
Leaves Them In There To Finish Cooking
The Two Flip Mambo
Non-Stick Spray
A Parchment Paper Sling

35. Daniel Peter of Switzerland is credited with the original recipe for milk
     chocolate in what year?

1849
1852
1876
1903

36. You watch the show, but do you read the transcripts. If you have, you'll
     know the answer to this question: what's the Mexican hot chocolate
     stirring stick called?

Batador
Vueltanallo
Alredador
Molinillo

SQUASH COURT

37. This is going to really tax your brain. What is Kobocha squash really good
     for, according to Good Eats.

Soup
Baking
Bread
Grilling

38. The Mexican favorite, Pepitas, are usually roasted and salted seeds from
     which squash?

Pumpkin
Hubbard
Turban
Acorn

39. Canned pumpkin was introduced in what year?
1904
1917
1925
1929

40. What does Alton use as a shield from hot splattering food while using
     his stick blender?

A Tin Plate
A Frisbee
A Paper Plate
His Apron

USE YOUR NOODLE TOO

41. Which early American father devised a macaroni extruder?
John Adams
John Quincy Adams
Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Franklin

42. Why doesn't Alton like metal for his casseroles?
They scratch easily.
They're opaque.
They usually have square corners.
They conduct heat very well.

43. What does "cheddar" refer to?
The process by which said cheese is made.
The location of where said cheese is made.
The class of which said cheese falls into.
The age of which said cheese ages to.

44. Macaroni and Cheese is which president's favorite dinner?
Ronald Regan
Gerald Ford
George Bush
William Clinton

SEND IN THE CLAMS

45. Clams are commensal organisms. Er ... okay. What the heck does that
     mean (according to Good Eats)?

They live in communities.
They're filter feeders.
They have two shells.
They live in the sand.

46. Put these in the correct order from smallest to largest:
Littlenecks, Middlenecks, Cherrystones, Top necks
Middlenecks, Littlenecks, Top necks, Cherrystones
Littlenecks, Middlenecks, Top necks, Cherrystones
Cherrystones, Top necks, Middlenecks, Littlenecks

47. What's the best thing to keep clams in when storing in the fridge?
Chipped or Shaved Ice. Not ice cubes.
Fresh water with some corn meal added.
5% solution of salt water.
Nothing. Just cover with a wet towel.

48. What's Manhattan style clam chowder have in it that makes it different
     from New England kind?

Olives
Tomatoes
Cheese
Onions

THIS SPUDS FOR YOU TOO

49. Were you paying attention? Frances Anderson sure seems to have a lot
     of Alton's stuff she purchased from his prop guys. Which one didn't we see?

Hinged Log
Chicken
Crustacean Pillow
Rocket Lamp

50. What does Alton get to slice the cooked Red Bliss potatoes?
Egg Slicer.
V Slicer
Paring Knife
Food Processor

51. In 1995, what claim-to-fame did the potato achieve?
Surpassed rice as the number one vegetable grown in the world.
A 7 lb. 1 oz potato was grown, a Guinness Record.
First vegetable grown in space.
Became one of the first vegetables to enter the newly created Culinary Hall of Fame.

52. Wow, another founding father's question right here in quiz #5. Last
     question: which president introduced French fries to the White House?

Thomas Jefferson
James Buchanan
James Madison
John Tyler


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Last Edited on 08/27/2010