The Food Quiz

Journalist and food critic Jay Rayner puts gastronomes through their paces.

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010120030917

This week's panellists include Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, and cook and food historian Clarissa Dickson Wright.

010220030924

This week's panellists include Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Clement Freud, Elisabeth Luard and Jill Dupleix.

010320031001

This week's panellists include Clement Freud and Keith Floyd.

010420031008

This week's panellists include Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Clarissa Dickson-Wright.

010520031015

Panellists include Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Clement Freud, Sonya Kidney and Marguerite Patten.

0106 LAST20031022

Panellists include Clement Freud, Charlie Hicks, Jennifer Sharp and Angela Hartnett.

020120040804

Tune in to hear the secret of Stephen Fry's home-made mayonnaise, the song that keeps Josceline Dimbleby happy while cooking, the favoured store cupboard staple of food writer Elisabeth Luard and the best way to catch an eel, according to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

020220040811

This week's panellists are Marguerite Patten, Sir Clement Freud, Loyd Grossman and Valentina Harris.

020320040818

What's a fucivore's favourite food? How is porridge traditionally eaten? And which wine writer had a bit part in a Hollywood blockbuster? Jay Rayner's guests wild man Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, food writers Anissa Helou and Sue Lawrence and greengrocer Charlie Hicks chew over these and other culinary conundrums.

020420040825

Where does the term offal come from? What is Agnolini? And when did the commercial production of tomato ketchup start?

Join Jay Rayner and his guests Sir Clement Freud, restaurant critic Jennifer Sharp, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and food writer Roopa Gulati to find out if you were right.

020520040901

This week's panellists are Angela Hartnett, Clement Freud, Jennifer Sharp and Iqbal Wahhab.

0206 LAST20040908

What is a Fat Rascal? Who spent £67,000 pounds on a new oven? And where is dried tuna sperm served as a delicacy? Find out the answers to these and dozens of other questions, including the mystery of the jumping chickens of Montserrat with quiz master Jay Rayner and his guests, wine writer Jancis Robinson, wild man Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, chef Alastair Little and restaurateur Ruth Watson.

02XMAS2004122620041227

Jay Rayner puts well-known guests through their culinary paces.

Panellists are Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Clarissa Dickson Wright, Pat Chapman and Jancis Robinson.

030120050824

Journalist and food critic Jay Rayner puts well-known gastronomes through their paces.

Stephen Fry and Clarissa Dickson Wright are among the guests trying to fathom the main ingredient of mock turtle soup, the identity of the first television chef and how a dried fish came to be known as Bombay Duck.

030220050831

Journalist and food critic Jay Rayner puts well known gastronomes through their paces.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Marguerite Patten are among the guests trying to figure out how cherries were used to warm beds, which country banned chewing gum and what drink, according to George Orwell, is one of the mainstays of civilisation in this country.

030320050907

Journalist and food critic Jay Rayner grills well-known gastronomes.

This week Sir Clement Freud and Alastair Little are among the guests trying to deduce the difference between a Dublin Bay prawn and a langoustine, the identity of the South East Asian fruit banned from public transport hotels and aeroplanes, and the principle duties of a sin eater.

030420050914

Journalist and food critic Jay Rayner dishes up some culinary conundrums to assorted gastronomes.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Marguerite Patten are among the guests trying to establish the components of a classic bouquet garni, who the pizza Margherita is named after and which 1980s diet featured an awful lot of pineapple.

030520050921

Journalist and food critic Jay Rayner feeds culinary conundrums to some well-known gastronomes.

Sir Clement Freud and Sophie Grigson are among the guests attempting to disover what is a polonaise, where the name Oregano comes from and what tipple the actress Sarah Miles starts her day with.

0306 LAST20050928

Jay Rayner puts well-known gastronomes through their culinary paces.

Stephen Fry and Clarissa Dickson Wright are among the guests attempting to disover where the name Canape comes from.

03XMAS2005122520051226

Jay Rayner grills Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, chefs Giorgio Locatelli and Charita Jones and novelist Michele Roberts with festive culinary conundrums.