The lights were turned out in The Greasy Skillet's kitchen tonight. It's rare for me to go an entire day without cooking, but I spent my evening moderating a high school scholars' bowl tournament. I tried my best to measure up to the standards set by Alex Trebek.
In high school, I participated in scholars' bowl, and I was a star in practice. However, during actual competitions I always cracked under pressure. My performances were reminiscent of the Cheers episode when Cliff Clavin appeared on Jeopardy.
Like any good moderator, I previewed the questions several times and practiced pronouncing some of the more difficult words. Much to my surprise, there were a few food-related questions, so I thought I'd quiz you this evening:
What food item was referred to as "liberty cabbage" during World War I?
What is the name of the city in India at the foot of the Himalayas that is noted for its teas?
What color comes in shades of quince and saffron?
From what language did English get the words dinner and supper?