Fun Food Trivia Question
TRIVIA QUESTION: A staple at Chinese banquets, I claim the honor of being Beijing's most famous dish. Traditionally, I am made from a specific breed of fowl that is caged and kept inactive to ensure the meat is tender. My preparation is a complicated affair, involving an air pump and an wood-fired oven for roasting. But the final result is worth the effort, as many Beijing restaurants stake their reputations on whether my skin is deliciously crisp, with a succulent layer of fat underneath. What am I?
TRIVIA ANSWER: Peking Duck. Properly served, Peking Duck comes in three courses. In the first course, the skin of the duck is served in steamed pancakes. In the second course, the cut-up meat of the duck is served with vegetables, while the third course consists of a soup made from the duck's bones.
(In addition, Eileen Yin-Fei Lo has an excellent description of how to make all three courses in her book, Chinese Kitchen).