Madrid Pub Quiz

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Food & Drink

62 questions in this category

Bitter orange. Inedible, used to make marmalade.
Subway. It overtook McDonalds in December 2010 and, as of June 2021, had 37,540 locations in more than 100 countries and territories. More than half its locations (21,796 or 58.1%) are in the United States.
Soya beans (made by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks)
Onions. Dopiaza is Urdu for ‘two onions’. It’s a South-Asian curry dish and onions are added at two stages during cooking.
At least 51% must be corn (maize) by law
The Czech Republic, also known as Czechia.
It takes its name from the Bohemian city of Plzeň (German: Pilsen), where the world’s first pale lager (now known as Pilsner Urquell) was produced in 1842 by Pilsner Urquell Brewery.
The Scoville scale measures the hotness or piquancy of a chilli pepper, as defined by the amount of capsaicin it contains. The number of Scoville heat units (SHU) indicates the amount of capsaicin present.
Apples, celery, grapes and walnuts (in mayonnaise)
Ray Kroc. He purchased McDonald’s in 1961 and served as its CEO from 1967 to 1973.
Very Superior Old Pale. It designates a blend in which the youngest brandy is stored for at least four years in a cask.
With thanks to Shelley for correcting the answer to this question
A fish (Harpadon nehereus)
A brand of Bourbon
Just after the Spanish-American war (1900s)
Avery Island, Louisiana, USA
Paella, not paellera which would in theory be a woman who makes paella. The full name of the dish is ‘arroz a la paella’, i.e. rice made in a paella.