Summer Food Quiz – closed

One good thing to come out of the pandemic is the birth of The Rural Supply which offers a drive-through grocery collection service connecting you with local artisan food producers.

To celebrate this, we’re delighted that The Rural Supply kindly offered prizes worth £100 for our summer quiz.

The Winners

Congratulations to our summer food quiz winner Julie Mungomery and runners up Christine Evans and Sarah Smith who have won first prize of a £50 voucher for The Rural Supply, with two runner-up prizes of £25 vouchers.

The Answers

Answers in red:

1.  Which locally produced food can remain edible for at least 3,000 years? honey

2. What cooking ingredient comes from rape plants? rapeseed oil

3. What is the French term for poaching an egg in its shell? sous vide

4. Why was chicken soup a traditional remedy for colds? the answer we were looking for (to do with chickens having medicinal benefits when they traditionally ate bugs and peptine bearing larvae around the farmyard) isn’t found on google so we have not taken this question into account. Other theories about chicken soup being the Jewish Penicillin can be found here.

5. Bedwyn Beauty and Charles Ross are local varieties of what? apples

6. Where is The Rural Supply’s collection point in Hungerford? Hungerford Park

7. What are the three basic ingredients of sourdough bread? flour, water, salt

8. Why is it recommended to plant onions near carrots? onions deter carrot fly

9. Which red meat contains more iron – venison or beef? venison

10. What is our local claim to fame in terms of TV cooking shows? The Great British Bake-Off is filmed at Welford Park (but we also accepted Ollie Hunter being a Masterchef semi-finalist)

11. What pungent, edible plant with small white flowers grows wild in local woods in the spring? wild garlic (ramsons)

12. Einkhorn and Emmer are locally grown varieties of what? wheat



How to Enter

Email your answers to by Tuesday 30 June.

Terms & Conditions

• The winner and runners up will be selected at random from the correct or most correct entries received and notified by email within 48 hours of the closing date (see above). Acceptance must be confirmed by email within 48 hours of the notification or we will select another winner to whom this condition will also apply. The judge’s decision in all matters will be final.

• If you’re not already a subscriber to Penny Post, by entering this competition you’re agreeing to have your email address added to our circulation list. We do not pass on information to third parties and you can opt out at any time.

• Only one entry can be accepted from any one email address.

• The winner will be put in touch with The Rural Supply directly to make the arrangements for redeeming the prize. 


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