Foodie Fight! Something to get your mitts on

There are a bunch of endorsements from food celebs on the box – Mario Batali, Lidia Bastianich and Chuck Williams weigh in – but my favorite comes from Jacques Pepin, who says:

“Finally, a trivia game that I am interested in and knowledeable enough to play!”

My sentiments precisely.

Here are a few questions I picked at random:

  • Which fish has the highest fat content – Chilean sea bass, halibut or catfish?
  • True or False: A rich chocolate dessert should be paired with a wine of greater sweetness, such as a French Sauternes, or the wine may taste thin and bitter?
  • What American artist is known for his paintings of cakes and pies?
  • When do you not raise your glass during a toast?
  • What chef’s trick will hold a cutting board steady, or keep a mixing bowl from traveling, when both hands are busy pouring and stirring?
  • Which cut of food is smaller – minced or chopped?
  • How many minutes past the slated time will a restaurant reservation be honored – about 10 to 15 minutes, 20 to 25 minutes, or 30 to 35 minutes.

There are 1,000 questions, six playing boards and hours of fun in store, and I think FOODIE FIGHT would make a great gift when you’re heading to someone’s house for dinner.  Come Christmas, it could be a super stocking stuffer.  But be warned:  You can only stuff a sturdy stocking: the box, with its neat magnetic close, packs as much heft as a porterhouse steak!

Dorie Greenspan

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