..... Stumper Index
How Good Is Your Science KQ?
[i.e. your Knowledge Quotient]
A COOKS' STUMPER - what is it?
How many clues do you need to solve this stumper?
Clue 1. It is a single-celled, living organism whose enduring, wild spores are dispersed through the air. It has been known (and made use of) by humans for millenia.
If you have the answer at this point - give youself an A.
Clue 2. This organism was probably first used by humans in the preparation of a beverage. Later, perhaps about 5,000 years ago, it was used in the preparation of solid food.
An answer at this stage earns you a B.
Clue 3. Its scientific (Latin) name is Saccharomyces which identifies the genus to which it belongs. However, modern cooks call it Baker's___ , Active dry ___, or even Compressed fresh ___.
Yes, of course you now have the solution. But just in case it still escapes you, you can check for the answer below.
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