Friday’s answers

Thursday’s questions were:

1. Who said: “The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.”  ?

2. Who wrote The Grapes of Wrath?

3. It’s chou in French, cavolo in Italian,  repollo in Spanish and kāpeti in Maori – what is it in English?

4. What is a  mangelwurzel?

5. If you could eat only one fruit and one vegetable which would they be?

Points for answers:

Taking a generous approach to answers to number 4:

Andrei got four right.

J Bloggs, Paranormal and Ray all win an electronic batch of shortbread for five right.

PDM gets a welcome back and three.

Gravedodger got four.

Answers follow the break:

1. Julia Child.

2. John Steinbeck

3. Cabbage.

4. A root vegetable – also called mangold, mangel beet, field beet and fodder beet.

5. Oranges and tomatoes, though if tomatoes are counted as a fruit I’ll change that to carrots.

2 Responses to Friday’s answers

  1. Gravedodger says:

    A bit of further recall on fodder beet or mangelworzels, I wrongly assumed they were a variety of swede.
    I now recall from long long ago my second job after leaving the nest when my employer at Cheviot Hills purchased mangels from a dairy farm as supplements for hoggets.
    We adapted a “mangel cutter” designed to be embedded in the floor of a dray to be seated under a three point linkage tray on fergy and instead of being driven by a chain drive from the dray wheel we powered it with the PTO and fortunately Fergy had an option to drive the PTO from the wheel drive of the tractor which allowed for a slow enough speed.. the first attempt at standard PTO of 540 rpm tossed cubed mangel far and wide but when slowed to the wheel speed left a trail of cubed vegetable in a neat row.

    I also recall they were a fairly labour intensive crop, as with swedes they were sown on a ridge and some serious hoeing was required to allow them space to grow avoiding weeds to overcome them.
    Each mangel was bigger than a rugby ball and weighed in at a weight that precluded more than one in each hand.
    Boy did the Hoggets lap them up and put on weight in the depths of winter.


  2. Andrei says:

    Talking about food and matters pertaining, here’s your laugh of the day

    Food poisoning fells more than 100 at Maryland food safety summit


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