UPDATE: Blog reader Paul H. was the quickest on the keyboard today, and he answered correctly that Bombay Duck is actually fish! More specifically, it is a dried salt fish used to season East Indian curry dishes and is sometimes eaten as a snack. Paul, please e-mail me at email@example.com and give me your full name and mailing address so I can ship you the book. I will not publish that information. Look for another trivia question tomorrow!
Welcome back to the Fridge Magnet blog to those of you who — like me — have been on vacation from your computers for a while!
After all of the holiday indulgences, I think I’d be happy to wait an entire year before baking another cookie or eating another piece of fudge. Judging by all of the holiday tins showing up at work today, I’m not the only one trying to exorcise my house of evil, calorie-laden goodies.
But we still have another week before the 2009 holiday season officially draws to a close. I’d like to gradually usher in the new year with a week’s worth of free books for my food and wine-loving friends. Check in each day this week for a food-related trivia question. The first person to post the correct answer to the question will win the prize. I will post the entries at random times, so be sure to keep checking back.
I’ll use all the information at my disposal to make sure no one person wins twice, so please try to be honorable. And try to avoid looking up the answer if possible!
Today’s book is “The Wine Trials 2010″ by Robin Goldstein and Alexis Herschkowitsch. It is billed as “the world’s bestselling guide to inexpensive wines.” Newsweek said the book “might rattle a few wine snobs, but the average oenophile can rejoice.”
To win this book, be the first person to correctly answer this question from the game Gourmet Smarts: You’re traveling abroad, and you see Bombay Duck on the menu. This is in fact: