Ans• Nests of the ‘Edible-nest Swiftlet’ used for making bird’s nest soup• (for eg from : Gomantong cave in Borneo)
2. Mamma Mia!• The origin of this dish is shrouded by legends.• According to one, it was first created in Castelfranco Emilia (province of Modena). One night during a trip, Lucrezia Borgia checked into an inn in the small town. The host was captivated by her beauty and couldnt resist the urge to peek into her room through the keyhole. The light inside the bedroom was only made by a few candles and so he could only see her navel. This pure and innocent vision was enough to send him into an ecstasy that inspired him to create the pasta resembling the abdominal orifice.• For some the shape of the dish represents the bellybutton of Venus, the Goddess of Love in Roman mythology (Aphrodite in Greek mythology).
4. Just what the doctor ordered• During the early part of the 1910s, X was advertised as being the "King of Beverages." In the 20s and 30’s, another slogan in this time period was known as "Drink a Bite to Eat at 10, 2 and 4." New research had shown that peoples energy level dropped around 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and so the company used this information as a marketing tool, suggesting the drink would increase ones energy level.• X rolled out a marketing campaign in March 2008 promising a "free soda" to "everyone in America" on one condition -- Axl Rose, lead singer and frontman for Guns N Roses, had to "finally release his 17-year-in-the-making belabored masterpiece, Chinese Democracy, in 2008.”• Guns N Roses released the album in Nov 2008. And X followed through, posting a coupon on its Web site for a free can of soda.
5. A piece of historyWhen the Zoroastrian Iranians came to India inthe 19th century, they had no riches and were insearch of a better livelihood. Bombay, at thattime, was already home to another Zoroastriancommunity, the Parsis. A couple of Iraniansworked in Parsi homes as caretakers and met inthe evenings to discuss the life they had leftbehind, and their future prospects. Oneevening, a man served X to everyone andcharged them a small amount. What was bornafter this?
6. ID the drink“The Green Fairy atwork, liberating themind of a poet. Thedramatic pose of thepoet and the misty-green appearance ofthe paintingsymbolise the effectsof X.” (The Green Muse by Albert Maignan, 1895.)
Ans: The lady in the ‘tutti frutti hat’“I wonder why does evrybody look at meAnd then begin to talk about a Christmas tree?I hope that means that evryone is glad to seeThe lady in the tutti-frutti hat.”
8. Ice, Ice, baby!• ID the ice cream which is advertised• And also the German rock and roll band founded in Berlin in 2007, who sang this song
Ans• On first August 2011 The Baseballs released together with General Mills – the producer of the ice cream Häagen-Dazs – within an advertising campaign with Cosma Shiva Hagen a free download of the song "Wha Wha"
9. Published on April 25, 1918 in The New YorkTimes. ID the food item.
AnsDuring World War I, Americans renamedsauerkraut "liberty cabbage"; dachshunds"liberty hounds"; and German measles "libertymeasles."
11. Which cocktail?The earliest known reference to this drinkis from TRAVEL magazine, December 1922:“But best of all is a X, the juice of aperfectly ripe pineapple—a delicious drinkin itself—rapidly shaken up withice, sugar, lime and Bacardi rum in delicateproportions. What could be moreluscious, more mellow and morefragrant?”
12. Sweet spot of the bat!Since November 2008, he has written a regularblog for Cricinfo, named “X". The name for theblog comes from the description given by RichieBenaud, of a shot by Ian Botham off TerryAlderman.On air, Richie says -“Dont bother looking for that, let alone chasingit. Its gone straight into the X and out again. Abeautiful hit.”
15. FITB _________________! Hot sausage and mustard! While were in the mood -- Cold jelly and custard! Pease pudding and saveloys! What next is the question?Rich gentlemen have it, boys -- In-di-gestion!
Ans• “Food, glorious food”• "Food, Glorious Food", written by Lionel Bart, is the opening song from the musical Oliver!