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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?

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?


Wandering vegetable

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?

Pretty poison

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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