Season 1, Day 8 - "The Floor is Baklava" (UNLOCKED)
The mini-theme for Season 1, Week 2 was "War... What Is It Good For?" This quiz was inspired by the Pastry War.
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In 1830s lawless Mexico, there was the looting of a French pastry shop. A complaint was made to King Louis-Philippe, which, combined with grievances of a similar nature made by other French nationals, led to a demand by the French government for Mexico to pay 600,000 pesos in compensation. (For some perspective, the original pastry shop was valued at less than a thousand pesos.) When the Mexican president refused, it led to war. Santa Anna even came out of retirement to fight, and lost his leg in the Battle of Veracruz. In the end, a peace treaty was signed in which the Mexicans agreed to pay the 600,000 pesos. However, the payment was never made, and this was one of the reasons for war between the two countries a few decades later.
Season 1, Day 8 - "The Floor is Baklava"
[Q1] IT'S BEEN SAID THAT "THE GODFATHER" ACTOR RICHARD CASTELLANO ACTUALLY IMPROVISED THE OFT-QUOTED LINE "LEAVE THE GUN. TAKE" THESE PASTRIES
[Q2] RAINDROPS ON ROSES AND WHISKERS ON KITTENS ARE GREAT AND ALL, BUT WHEN I'M HUNGRY FOR DESSERT I WANT THIS PASTRY MENTIONED IN "MY FAVORITE THINGS," WHOSE NAME IS GERMAN FOR "WHIRLPOOL"
[Q3] TWO ANSWERS REQUIRED -- THE MILITARY ENEMIES GENERALLY THOUGHT TO BE NAMESAKES OF THE PASTRY DISHES SEEN HERE
[Q4] WHEN WHEAT FLOUR IS MIXED WITH WATER AND KNEADED INTO DOUGH, THIS PROTEIN SUBSTANCE THAT MAKES BREAD CHEWY IS FORMED; ITS DEVELOPMENT IS SLOWED BY LESS WATER, LESS KNEADING, AND THE ADDITION OF SHORTENING WHEN MAKING PASTRY
[Q5] THE TARTE TATIN, A CLASSIC FRENCH PASTRY WHICH BECAME A SIGNATURE DISH OF THE HOTEL TATIN IN THE LATE 19TH CENTURY, IS TRADITIONALLY MADE WITH THIS FRUIT
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