Last week a woman I work with who is my age (AARP eligible) showed me a label from a cake container and asked me to pronounce a word and tell her what it was. It was "ganache."
I explained ganache and went on to tell her about chocolate truffles.
The poor dear has been avoiding ganache her entire adult life because she thought it was the shiny fruit in fruitcake. Her daughter shared some of a ganache cake bought at WalMart, of all places, and Betsy didn't want to touch it until her daughter swore to God that there was no shiny fruit in it.
Just thought I'd pass along this little quiz that is in today's Chicago Tribune. The first question is about ganache.