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Anthropology of Food
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Food Trivia

Week 1

What is longest word ever to appear in all of literature?

longest word


Week 2

What would Willie Nelson's Last Supper be?
One what?


Willie Nelson

Week 3

The human brain encodes what three factors in processing nouns?

The Human Brain


Week 4

How do you say "blueberry pie" in Ojibwa / Chippewa?


Woman and Blueberries, Parick DesJarlait, 1971

Woman and Blueberries.
Creator: Patrick DesJarlait (1912-1972)
Art Collection, Watercolor, 1971
Visual Resources Database
Minnesota Historical Society
Location No. AV1979.211 Negative No. 30610

Week 5

How many gallons of sap does it take to make one gallon of maple syrup?

Day's Place, Frozen Sap, Lake Mille Lacs, 1947

Day's Place, Frozen Sap, Lake Mille Lacs.
Creator: Monroe P. Killy
Photograph Collection, 1947
Visual Resources Database
Minnesota Historical Society
Location No. Collection I.69.202 Negative No.


Week 6

What was the average consumption of potatoes per person in Ireland before the great potato famine of 1845?

Ireland Famine Memorial, Dublin



Week 7

In what region of Italy
do Italians traditionally eat
spaghetti with meatballs?

(It's tricky, like eating long spaghetti with a fork.)

Spaghetti with meatballs

Week 8

What do Italian biscotti (biscotti di Prado) and German zwiebach have in common?

Bergischer Zwieback der Bergischen Kaffetafel in Radevormwald, Kottmannshausen 1.  
German zwiebach
Italian biscotti

Week 9

Haagen-Dazs ice cream.

What does "Häagen-Dazs" mean?

  1. "Happy Days"
  2. "High Life"
  3. "Danish Delight"
  4. It's a Family Name
  5. Absolutely Nothing


Chef President Obama



Week 11

How much water does it take to grow a hamburger?



Week 12

How big is a modern industrial fish trawler net compared to the UMD Administration Building?

Trawler in Skagen Harbor, northern Denmark.


Week 13

Are you really what you eat?


Week 14




Week 15

How many pounds of anchovies
does it take to produce one pound of fish-farmed salmon?

Still Life with Anchovies, 1972, Antonio Sicurezza

Still Life with Anchovies, 1972
  Antonio Sicurezza




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