Origin of Foods - Test

Origin of Foods -TestFood origins test

There are myths that have grown up concerning the origin of foods.  Test your knowledge of where were the following foods invented?

1) Chop Suey
a) Hong Kong   b) China  c) USA

2) Chicken Tikka Masala
a) England  b) India  c) Bangladesh

3) Pizza
a) USA  b) Mexico  c) ItalyNoodles food test

4) Pasta
a) Finland  b) Italy  c) China

5) Hamburger
a) Hamburg  b) USA  c) Lichtenstein

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1) Chop Suey  c) USA.

2) Chicken Tikka Masala  b) England

3) Pizza c) Italy

4) Pasta c) China

5) Hamburger a) Hamburg


Origins of Pasta and Other Foods


Pasta originated in China approximately 40 centuries ago and has wandered around the world. Some also think the word 'lasagne' came from the Greek 'lasanon', a chamber pot. The Romans adopted the word for any cooking pot; lasagne is the pasta dish cooked in the lasanum.

The word ketchup is derived from the Chinese ke-tsiap, a pickled fish sauce. It made its way to Malaysia where it became kechap and ketjap in Indonesia. F. & J. Heinz Company began selling tomato ketchup in 1876.

During the 17th century, early French explorers in the Great Lakes region reported that the Iroquois Indians popped popcorn in a pottery vessel with heated sand and used it to make popcorn soup, among other things.

Food for Thought
If you ate pasta and antipasti, would you still be as hungry as when you started?


The English word ' soup' comes from the old word 'sop' which is a slice of bread covered with beef roast juices. The first soup dates back to 6000 B.C., with the main ingredient being Hippopotamus and other animal bones.

John Montague, the fourth Earl of Sandwich (born 1718) was the originator of the name sandwich. Montague loved to eat beef between slices of toast. Eating his 'sandwich' allowed the Earl to have one hand free for card playing.

Caesar Salad
In the 1920s, Caesar salad was invented in Tijuana, Mexico by Caesar Gardini.

Luckily, tea was discovered in 2737 b.c. by a great Chinese emperor named Shen Nung.
One day Shen Nung was boiling water outside when leaves from a nearby bush fell into the open kettle. Before Shen Nung could retrieve the leaves, they began to brew. He smelled the sweet aroma of the mixture and once he tasted it, the world was given tea! Tea is the most popular beverage in the world today-after plain water. It was introduced in Europe in 1610, and until about two hundred years ago, people in many Asian countries used blocks or bricks of tea as money.


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