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Regional Cuisines of the 13 Colonies
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1) New England was the first region to experience large scale colonization in the early 17th century, beginning in 1620, and it was dominated by East Anglian Calvinists.FUN Trivia Quizzes powered by ABE
What name was the East Anglian Calvinists better known as?

  1. Puritans

  2. Quakers

  3. Navajo

  4. Witch hunters

2) The religious fundamentalism of the early settlers created a cuisine that was austere, disdainful of feasting and with few embellishments. On few occasions New Englanders would engage in massive bouts of eating and drinking, times when even children might drink large amounts of alcohol.
What was an occasions?

  1. Births

  2. Funerals

  3. Christmas

  4. Thanksgiving

3) Besides Pease Porridge, what was an everyday fare, particularly during the winter, and usually eaten with coarse, dark bread?

  1. Chili Stew

  2. Fried Chicken

  3. Baked beans

  4. Pot Pie

4) What was a particular favorite of the New Englanders and was the origin of dishes today seen as quintessentially American?

  1. Frying

  2. Stewing

  3. Roasting

  4. Baking

5) Virginian settlers were dominated by English noblemen with their servants (many were Cavaliers fleeing in the aftermath of the English Civil War 1642�51) and poor peasants from southern England.

  • True or False?

6) In Virginia, what was the only form of cooking that was slow to develop?

  1. Baking

  2. Frying

  3. Stewing

  4. Roasting

7) What Mid-Atlantic religious avoided eating butter as a form of self-mortification, and the most eccentric followers would avoid tea and meat?

  1. Catholic

  2. Quakers

  3. Pennsylvania Dutch

  4. Lutheran

8) It had its origins in Mid-Atlantic cooking, but was in colonial times not true cheese made with rennet or curds, but rather cream that was warmed gently and then allowed to stand between cloth until it became semi-solid.
What is the dish?

  1. Velvetta

  2. Scrapple

  3. Cream cheese

  4. Cream corn

9) What was a yogurt-like food made with soured milk, was a standard breakfast dish and was eaten by backcountry settlers of all ages?

  1. Toolbars

  2. Milk bars

  3. Irene

  4. Clabber

10) Another expression of backcountry hardiness was the lack of appreciation of coffee and tea. Both were described as mere "slops" and were deemed appropriate only for those who were sick or unfit for labor.

  • True or False?

Regional Cuisines of the 13 Colonies E-Z Trivia Quizzes

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