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PalenQ Jan 15th, 2015 09:21 AM

Euro Travel Quiz # 33 - Foods for Thought
1 - How much is an etto, weigh mearuement in Italy, in pounds or kilos?

2- At a FEBO in The Netherlands what three things could you buy in one of the automats?

3- This large wholesale meat market is in the heart of London?

4- Where in Europe could you find a Whole Foods Market?

5- WalMart owns this discount British big box store?

6- Describe a FLUNCH restaurant in France?

7- What city specializes in a Rice Table meal and what is it?

8- How much is an Imperial pint in relation to a U.S. pint?

9- This spicey wine is served piping hot in German Christmas Markets and at train stations and street kiosks during winter?

10- In France what is the difference between a Boudin Blanc and a Boudin Noire?

Good luck and the winner wins!

hetismij2 Jan 15th, 2015 09:36 AM

7, pick any town or city in the Netherlands. They will all have at least one place offering a rijsttafel.
2, you can buy more than three different things at a Febo, but how about a grillburger, kalfsvleeskroket and kaassouffle.

Percy Jan 15th, 2015 11:11 AM

Keep up the good work hemtismij2.

Signed ...the Supervisor.!

Cathinjoetown Jan 15th, 2015 11:16 AM

6 A zoo, over-crowded, complimentary vegetables never re-plenished, lots of kids on the loose (so much for the famed well-behaved French child). I've been three times (first, last and only). Great for kids, I guess. Will not make gracejoan's list.

tom_mn Jan 15th, 2015 11:52 AM

5. Asda

8. Imperial pint is 20 ounces, US is 16.

Pvoyageuse Jan 15th, 2015 11:59 AM

10. Boudin noir is made with blood, boudin blanc with eggs/milk/meat.

tom_mn Jan 15th, 2015 12:00 PM

3. Smithfield (which was in the news recently for some reason?)

4. there are 9 in the UK (7 in London, 1 in Glasgow, 1 in Cheltenham-- I cheated and looked online)

MaineGG Jan 15th, 2015 12:04 PM

1. 100 grams

9. glühwein

PalenQ Jan 15th, 2015 12:06 PM

Percy - who won? Still looking for #1 and #9

10. Boudin noir is made with blood, boudin blanc with eggs/milk/meat.>

and as slang, my son tells me, a gross boudin is a heavy unattractive girl? A big sausage! (Boudin = sausage)

PalenQ Jan 15th, 2015 12:08 PM

Oops was posting just as MaineGG gave the last two answers - I've been it a zillion Italian stores for pizza, fruits, vegs, sold in ettos still and never really realized how much it was or forgot.

MaineGG Jan 15th, 2015 12:29 PM

No "ettos" in Italy - 1 etto, 2 etti

Pvoyageuse Jan 15th, 2015 12:39 PM

PalenQ : yes, it's slang. Also "un thon" or "un gros thon". "un cageot".

PalenQ Jan 16th, 2015 01:56 PM

Pvoyageuse - what would a fat ugly boy or man be called? Or are not women that "guele" - guessing at the spelling of that word like in "te guele" my son's mom used to scream at him and pat his hand when he said something dirty or off-color, etc.

Curious? Anyways thanks for the tuna fish and cageot - add to my vocab for next trip to France! (Or when looking in the mirror!)

Pvoyageuse Jan 16th, 2015 02:57 PM

PalenQ : "ta gueule" is the rude way to say "shut up". Nothing to do with being fat or ugly.
He is ugly : il est moche, c'est un mocheton.
Fat man : Bibendum (after the Michelin man), rondouillard, patapouf, gros plein de soupe, tonneau, gros lard, barrique ......

Percy Jan 16th, 2015 06:23 PM


The winner is the one who gave the answers to the hardest questions in your opinion !!

You decide which ones were the hard ones for you.

PalenQ Jan 17th, 2015 06:40 AM

Merci beaucoup Pvoyageuse!

Percy - thanks for the instructions - keep up your great supervising!

Percy Jan 17th, 2015 07:28 AM

Ok. :)

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