Bugs, bangers and Brexit

Round­ing off an event­ful year, a quiz to test whether you’ve been pay­ing at­ten­tion to food news, from the quaf­fa­ble to the quotable to the ques­tion­able

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1 In May, which proud Bri­tish pub said ‘Vaf­fan­culo’ to the Ital­ians and ‘Allez vous faire foutre’ to the French?

a) The Union Inn, Sal­tash (above), be­cause … well, just look at it.

b) Wether­spoons, whose owner Tim Martin printed Brexit pro­pa­ganda on all its beer­mats.

c) The Camra Arms in Keswick, which banned for­eign tourists fol­low­ing yet an­other com­plaint about the “warm” bit­ter.

2 Whose spicy in­ter­ven­tion united an en­tire coun­try in fury in Oc­to­ber?

a) Nigel Farage, who said Ger­man sausages were the wurst in the world.

b) Gor­don Ram­say, who told a French chef his na­tional cui­sine was “fuck­ing ef­fete”.

c) Jamie Oliver, who en­raged the Span­ish by putting chorizo in a paella. 3 Where can you now en­joy a Miche­lin-star meal for less than the price of a Big Mac? a) Dunkin’ Donuts, Doncaster. b) Le Gavroche, May­fair. c) Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noo­dle, Sin­ga­pore. 4 In Fe­bru­ary, France be­came the first coun­try to ban what? a) Food ban­ques. b) Food waste. c) The burger. 5 Which chain had to tackle a few bugs in July? a) By­ron Burg­ers. b) The Sammy Co­leridge Cafe and Opium Em­po­rium. c) Yates’s Wine Lodge. 6 Match the foodie to the quotie...

1) ‘Your body is not a tem­ple, it’s an amuse­ment park. En­joy the ride.’

2) ‘My ex­pe­ri­ence of vegan food is that it tends to be a sym­phony of beige.’

3) ‘A healthy life­style isn’t healthy if it’s your en­tire crap­ping life­style.’

4) ‘The euro is go­ing to fuck up the coun­try and I re­ally do mean that’.

5) ‘Lago di Paola mus­sels are good, cheap and, best of all – like good guests ar­riv­ing at your door – they bring lots of liquor.’

6) ‘Christ­mas din­ner: the sin­gle most dis­gust­ing meal ever in­vented, with the ex­cep­tion of Amer­i­can Thanks­giv­ing – which, though sim­i­lar, man­ages to be marginally worse … No­body sane or lov­ing could in­vent Christ­mas food from scratch.’

7) ‘The only time to eat diet food is while you’re wait­ing for the steak to cook.’

8) ‘I’d be happy never to see an­other fuck­ing cup­cake in my life’ 7 Pic­ture round: what am I? a) Not so gen­tle with this good knight. b) At these prices, you’d be off your trol­ley. c) Stir crazy. d) Fes­tive fayre in parts of east­ern Europe. 8 Why did choco­late lovers mind the gap in Oc­to­ber? a) Af­ter Eight signed a spon­sor­ship deal with London’s Night Tube. b) Toblerone re­moved half the tri­an­gles from its iconic choco­late bar. c) Mars launched new line of choco­late teapots. 9 Who was the out-of-this-world-menu below cre­ated for? a) Ziggy Star­dust. b) Buzz Aldrin. c) Tim Peake. 10 What did health-con­scious Kitchen En­coun­ters guests pick as the num­ber-one in­gre­di­ent that makes ev­ery­thing taste bet­ter? a) Oil. b) But­ter. c) Salt.

a Tim Martin b Ju­lia Child c Al­le­gra McEvedy d Jay Rayner e Rachel Roddy f Ruby Tan­doh g AA Gill h An­thony Bour­dain

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