Salad Days Trivia Quiz
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Iceberg, a head
The Iceberg lettuce is a variety of Crisphead lettuce. It became known as Iceberg in the 1920s. Why?
B) It was a diet staple of silent movie star Inga “Iceberg” Henson
C) It was a feature at the Iceberg Salad House in New York City
D) California growers shipped it covered in ice
Take two leaves and call me in the morning
Ancient Greek physicians believed that lettuce could help their patients in which of the following ways?
You say tomato, I say, Lycopersicon esculentum
Unlike most species that have to make do with only one scientific name, the tomato is blessed with two. The older name is Lycopersicon esculentum. What does it mean?
Days of oil and vinegar
What are “salad days”?
When a carrot was a carrot
An ancient Roman cookbook offers four ways to prepare carrots, but Roman carrots differed from modern carrots in which of these ways?
B) They were white or purple, never orange
C) They contained toxic quantities of Vitamin A
D) Only wealthy citizens could afford them
Although India has contributed many food crops to the world, few of them would belong in a salad. Which of these salad vegetables does come from India?
Out of Waldorfs
Which of the following ingredients was not a component of the original Waldorf salad?
How better to enhance the look of a salad than with some flower petals. Which is your best choice from the following flowers?
Caesar salad source city
Where did the Caesar salad originate?
These days we say ‘kilo-island’
Salad dressings have a long history. Soy sauce is 5,000 years old; the Babylonians used oil and vinegar nearly 2,000 years ago. Thousand Island dressing is much younger. It was invented in the early twentieth century by:
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