Herbs and Spices by BruceM

Champion(s):

TWright17
There are sewers aplenty yet to dig


Runner(s)-Up:

mbmason
"Toast is just toast, but grilled bread is full of character."


Quiz Description

The Herbs may surprise you.

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1 TWright17 472 98 15
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Questions:

Herb Alpert recorded the song "The Lonely Bull" shortly after attending a bullfight in what North American city?

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Tijuana

What is the world's most expensive spice, partly because it takes over 200 hours of labor to produce each pound of it?

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saffron

Herb Kelleher co-founded which airline?

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Southwest

Mysore and malabar are two main varieties of which floral, fruity spice often found in northern European baked goods or Arabian coffee?

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cardamom

Herb Tarlek is a fictional sales manager on what CBS sitcom of the late 1970s and early '80s? In this show's pilot episode we hear an ad for Shady Acres Rest Home; presumably Tarlek sold the air time.

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WKRP

Shrubs from the Rhus genus are the source of what tangy, dark-red spice often found in North African and Middle Eastern cuisine, for example sprinkled atop hummus?

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sumac

Herb Kohl is a billionaire department store magnate and was a U.S. senator from Wisconsin. Who succeeded Kohl in that senate seat, taking office in January 2013?

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Tammy Baldwin

Both Chinese cuisine and mulled wine often contain which dried flower buds native to Indonesia, consisting of 15 to 20 percent essential oils?

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cloves

Herb Score was a phenomenal lefthanded pitcher before being hit in the face by a Gil McDougald line drive. Score later spent 35 years broadcasting for which American League team, where he began his playing career?

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Cleveland Indians

Gravlax is salmon cured with sugar, salt, and what spice also often found in borscht?

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dill

Herb Stempel made a six-week run on the 1950s game show Twenty One before losing to what contestant? Both Stempel and this Columbia Ph.D. had been given the answers in advance by producers.

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Charles Van Doren

What orangish-yellow spice is found in both tagine and dal? This bitter spice may have anti-inflammatory properties but clinical research is inconclusive.

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turmeric