Saturday, April 06, 2013

Food Quiz



Aaa Bibcock Dee Slothfully Non Noo Swoops Soss 




In this array of letters, find the five main components of tonight's dinner.

One protein, one starch, three vegetables.

I can't remember how long it is since I posted without at least one image, and I ain't scrolling back to find out.

First reader to solve the puzzle is invited to suggest a title for a blog post which I must write.

No limits. Except Anonymous answers.

Baydog made me do it.



Update 7 April 3:15 pm

Well, Baydog cracked it! Brilliant!

The ingredients were indeed tofu, soba noodles, bok choy, scallions and snow peas.

The dish was Soba and Tofu in Ginger Broth...



Photo by Tillerwoman with her new iPad
Cooking by Tillerwoman

27 comments:

O Docker said...

Your wife cooked a sloth for dinner by mistake.

After you ate it, she said, "Woops!", and then you said, "Oh, no, no!"



Tillerman said...

Very close.

Baydog said...

First thought; I made mine way too easy

Baydog said...

Could you please post a picture?

Tillerman said...

I will post a picture if nobody makes any progress at all. That would give you three of the ingredients right away though. And then you would be left with an anagram for the remaining two which probably would be fairly easy. Maybe I'll give some more cryptic clues first.

Tillerman said...

I didn't find it easy. Hadn't even heard of one of the ingredients. On the other hand a 5 word anagram is probably a lot harder than a 3 word one.

O Docker said...

Do you have to use all of the letters, or are there letters left over after all the ingredients are spelled out?

Tillerman said...

Clue #1. When cooking at home for ourselves, Tillerwoman and I are vegetarians these days. (We still enjoy fish and meat when dining out or eating with family or friends.) This is a vegetarian meal.

Tillerman said...

Unless I've screwed up you do have to use all the letters and use each of them as many times as they appear above.

It occurs to me that my comment above about 5 words is actually wrong. There are 5 ingredients but there actually 8 words (two 1-word ingredients and three 2-word ingredients.)

Tillerman said...

Tillerwoman (who has recently discovered how to use the Interwebs and now lurks on my blog) wishes to point out that my clue should read "When Tillerwoman is cooking at home for us...."

It is true. I hardly ever cook dinner. But I am occasionally allowed to look at her cookbooks and I did choose this dish yesterday.

Mitch Zeissler said...

Potatoes and beans! Everything else is just flavoring.

Tillerman said...

No beans. No potatoes. But lots of flavor.

O Docker said...

Behind every hungry writer is a great cook.

Behind every great cook is someone taking credit for her cooking.

Baydog said...

Under every cook is a hungry dog staring at the floor, waiting for scraps to appear.

Baydog said...

I wish I had the time to solve this!

Tillerman said...

OK here's a scrap for the dog...

Clue #2: No swai or quinoa were harmed during the production of this dinner.

Baydog said...

Tofu
Snow Peas
Soba Noodles
Bok Choy
Scallions

Tillerman said...

Bingo! The Baydog got it! That's amazing.

How did you do it?

O Docker said...

Congrats, Baydog.

I had bok choy, noodles, and peas, and probably would have figured out the rest in just a few more months.

I think the real story is what has transformed Tillerman into a tofu eater. I just returned from an extended pub crawl in the UK and didn't see tofu on the menu once.

Baydog said...

1. Arranged the letters alphabetically
2. Started thinking of things that I like and they eventually fit.
3. Used a pencil

Your clue about two-word ingredients was definitely key!

Baydog said...

And tofu was the first non-meat protein that came to mind.

Tillerman said...

I really thought that this puzzle was near impossible without clues.

Even with the fairly heavy hint in the first clue that the protein was probably tofu only eliminated 4 letters.

Well done Baydog!

I am going to have to come up with some harder puzzles.

And I will have to write that post I keep promising about that change in our eating habits!

Baydog said...

BTW: Tillerwoman, this dish looks delicious! What was in the broth? Any miso?

Tillerman said...

Tillerwoman thanks you for the compliment. It was delicious. One of the best meals we have had since we went (sorta) vegetarian.

No miso. Tillerwoman made the broth from water, the white parts of the scallions, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, crushed red pepper flakes and rice vinegar.

Pandabonium said...

That looks delicious. Good job Baydog.

Baydog said...

THX TM, OD, and PB! I'm hungry now.

John in PDX said...

I couldn't get past steak.

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