Thursday, April 23, 2009

Crypto Flambe


For this weeks Theme Thursday: Fire post, I have for you a puzzle. Below is a list of delicious delicacies that may be flambeed. The instructions for this puzzle are simple. Each letter has been substituted with another letter of the alphabet. Your task is to find the correct letters and decipher the list. Scroll down for hints. The answers to the puzzle are at the bottom.




1. pjqwweqn htfekqq

2. fzozozn idnxqw

3. fzgqc zkzngz

4. nzrzozge

5. pdb zt leo


6. ikzyeor hqkks fqzo

7. pwqvq ntaqxxq



Hint #1: Words number 4, 5, and 7 are foreign words.

Hint # 2: Words number 6 is a beverage.



Answers: 1. Cherries Jubilee 2. Bananas Foster 3. Baked Alaska 4. Saganaki (Saganaki is a flaming fried cheese, popular in Greek restaurants, especially in the Chicagoland area) 5. Coq Au Vin 6. Flaming Jelly Bean (a cocktail made with oozo or anisette, blackberry brandy, and run or JD. It is then set aflame and legend has it that you are supposed to stick a straw in it and drink it while it is still on fire. But that's probably not a good idea.) 7. Crepe Suzette


25 comments:

Ronda Laveen said...

UHH, I got three correct. Not to good at Crypto Flambe but I had fun anyway. Good job!

Kris said...

I only got number three. Into the flames for me!

California Girl said...

too early in the morning for me but very creative!

willow said...

My caffeine hasn't kicked in yet, but I'll take some of each! Yum!

Brian Miller said...

ow...my head hurts...and looking at the picture made me hungry...now must take a break to see whats in the kitchen...

The Clever Pup said...

I can't believe I spent the time but I got them. Starting with the double t in suzette and the double ee in jubilee. Got hung up on foster and coq au vin though but I persisted.

Very clever - I love this kind of thing!!

reyjr said...

I would never be able to answer those, but I can definitely eat them. lol!

Poetikat said...

I've never tried anything flambeed. I'm too afraid of fire.

Kat

Dakota Bear said...

As soon as I saw the picture, I thought Bananas Foster. It's to early for me to decipher the words.

Good and fun post.

Dot-Com said...

I love to flambe food *grin* Lovely with a little game. Didn't get them though.

Wings said...

Ugh, I suck at these puzzles!

But now I am hungry for dessert!

Tom said...

somehow i have never had anything served to me on fire...your puzzles are very frustrating! Nice post.

tut-tut said...

WHAT?!! maybe after a few beverages . . .

DineometerDeb said...

Thanks all that tried the puzzle. Special kudos to the Clever Pup. Wish I had a prize to send. Sorry Tom, I will make it easier next time.

Tut-tut: After a few beverages? Have a few of number 6 and you will be ready for anything!

Baino said...

I flambeed poppadums once . . .not deliberately.

DineometerDeb said...

Baino: I am ashamed to admit I did not know what Poppadums were until looking it up:
http://www.ochef.com/421.htm

knitwithcats said...

i didn't even try. i just want to know if they taste good. nice pic though.

DineometerDeb said...

knitwithcats: Yeah thanks. I didn't take it. Wikipedia.

Megan said...

Well, I got here too late for the guessing, but can I stay for the EATING???

Marianna said...

I am lazy and embarrassed (I should have at least tried for 'saganaki', me being Greek and all). Oh well at least I love...eating it!

Great TT post
Peace and love
xoxo

katherinemisegades said...

This took some thought. Thanks.

subtorp77 said...

Okay, I cheated! But that "saganaki" sounds goooood! great topic for the theme!

Gabby said...

Mmm, flambeed sweets!
Really fun post, wish my head was working right now. I love this kind of stuff. I guess I need more caffeine.
Have a great weekend!

Cuppa Jo said...

that crypto stuff is way out of my league, didn't even try.

sounds tasty though.

Mrsupole said...

I cheated and went to the bottom, because I knew I would not get one right. Although I did try for a few minutes, then my brain got fuzzled and is still that way. But that was a great post.

Thank you for trying to make my brain think.

Oh and at least I am able to get to most sites tonight. A few still not working. Sigh.

God bless.