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NEW GAME: Tasty Trivia!

09
Mar
2011
 

By Jessie

From the moment that first clever (clumsy?) caveman dropped a succulent woolly mammoth into a charcoal fire - thus inventing 'steak' - humans have been obsessed with food. 
Being an out and proud glutton gourmet myself, I’ve always found food and cooking fascinating and immensely satisfying (even though my complete inability to stick to a recipe means I produce just as many flops as masterpieces).  
I love how cooking a big batch of chicken soup for a flu-riddled loved one really does make them feel better, and how the only sure way to mend a broken heart is by whipping up a luscious chocolate cake (must be the extra love baked inside). One of my favourite food memories is of the first mouthfuls of milky tea and vegemite toast I devoured in the maternity ward after the birth of my son – I don’t believe anything has ever tasted better. 
As a child I would read with relish about the lashings of ginger beer, tomato sandwiches, potted meats and cakes of all kinds gobbled down at an Enid Blyton picnic. Paddington Bear’s ‘elevenses’ with Mr Gruber and Winnie the Pooh’s ‘hunny’ treats got my mouth watering, and I was inconsolable when I found out you couldn’t actually visit Willie Wonka’s chocolate factory.  
There’s something about food that unites our common humanity, regardless of race, culture, age, gender, history. In China, Confucius claimed that “the way you cut your meat reflects the way you live” and the Ancient Greek historian Plutarch cryptically warned his followers to “abstain from beans”. Sophia ‘dangerous curves’ Loren once declared that “Everything you see I owe to spaghetti” and the divine Miss Piggy warned “never eat more than you can lift”. The great chef Brillat Savarin proclaimed “Tell me what you eat and I’ll tell you what you are” – which means so far today I am a bento box, three English Breakfast teas, 2 chocolate biscuits and a bowl of muesli. Hmmm...
Proverbs about food are bountiful: in old New York the public transport savvy knew that “a nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat”, and in Turkey, it is essential that “coffee should be as black as Hell, as strong as death, and as sweet as love.”
The Irish believe that “laughter is brightest in the place where the food is” and in Morocco they say that “he who fills his stomach with melons is like he who fills it with light”.
But why all this talk of food? 
Because… [drum roll please] it is my absolute unbridled pleasure to announce the launch of our BRAND NEW FOOD TRIVIA GAME – the delightfully delicious and mentally nutritious TASTY TRIVIA! It's packed with food quiz questions and fast food facts.
Do you love to chop, sauté, mash, blend, flip, fry, roast and poach? Is your kitchen full of pots, pans, scoops, sieves, bowls and scrapers, cupcake papers? Could you pick a durian from a dragonfruit, a longan from a lychee?
Yes?
THEN THIS IS THE GAME YOU”VE BEEN WAITING FOR!!!
Each round of Tasty Trivia features 10 multiple choice quiz questions relating to all things food and drink. Take a taste test today – can you reach the top of the leader board and be awarded a Michelin Star?
iPhone challenge
Tasty Trivia is also available as an iPhone application, and I can personally recommend that it’s heaps of fun and truly addictive. How addictive? Let’s put it this way, I recently spent hours trying to knock fellow YouPlay Teamster Dom off the top of the leader board. Hours and hours and HOURS. But tra la la, I am now the new champion.
OK, so here’s the challenge: the first person to purchase and download the app then beat my score will WIN a YouPlay prize pack. (If you ARE the first to whip me like a bowl of sweet Chantilly cream, be sure to send a victory email with your details!)
   
Jessie x

7 Responses to

NEW GAME: Tasty Trivia!

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jolex said:
March 12, 2011 at 4:17 PM

Tasty trivia is a great new game for me 'cause i've always been a 'foodie'

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March 13, 2011 at 11:24 PM

Tasty Trivia opens a new world! Just love it.

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Pattom93 said:
March 14, 2011 at 2:20 PM

I love it, but hate losing points, wish they just add on to the other points that I already have.

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merry50 said:
March 19, 2011 at 10:55 AM

who is compiling the general knowledge crossword these days? When I want cryptic clues, I do the cryptic crossword

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Tinkers said:
March 19, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Might have to change my favourite game from Code Cracker to Tasty Trivia.

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said:
March 20, 2011 at 1:05 AM

love the new tasty trivia,learn something new each time I play and I`ve been cooking for a very long time

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March 22, 2011 at 9:10 AM

Love the new Tasty Trivia,I`m actually doing well in it!