Quiz: Italian Cooking - It's A Thing. How Many Dishes Do You Know?

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Do you know your cannoli from your capellini?

Only a true Italian will be able to name all of these traditional Italian dishes, foods, and ingredients based on their Italian names. Can you?

 Jun 19, 2020

1 of 20Pick the correct answer!

Which of the following is not on a "pizza margherita"?
Pepperoni
Basil
Tomato sauce

2 of 20Pick the correct answer!

What is the main ingredient of "melanzane parmigiana"?
Beef
Rice
Eggplant

3 of 20Pick the correct answer!

What is the main ingredient in "gnocchi"?
Butter
Cheese
Potato

4 of 20Pick the correct answer!

What are "cannolis" usually filled with?
Cream cheese
Buttercream
Ricotta cheese

5 of 20Pick the correct answer!

The Italian dish "Saltimbocca" traditionally uses what meat?
Beef
Veal
Deer

6 of 20Pick the correct answer!

Which of these pasta sauces is cream-based?
Carbonara
Alfredo
Amatriciana

7 of 20Pick the correct answer!

What Italian desert consists of layers of sponge cake soaked in coffee and brandy?
Tiramisu
Tartufo
Ricotta pie

8 of 20Pick the correct answer!

It is common for baked ziti to include all of the following EXCEPT?
carrots
cheese
meat

9 of 20Pick the correct answer!

The main ingredients in carbonara sauce are ________.
pesto and hot peppers
egg and bacon
anchovies and olives

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The main ingredients in bolognese sauce are _________.
basil and pine nuts
anchovies and olives
ground meat and tomato paste

11 of 20Pick the correct answer!

Besides spaghetti, the main ingredients in spaghetti alla puttanesca are ________.
capers and fish eyeballs
anchovies and olives
basil and pine nuts

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The main ingredients of caprese salad are tomato, basil, and _________ cheese.
American
mozzarella
Swiss

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The main ingredients in pesto alla genovese are _________.
basil and pine nuts
capers and onions
cream and parmesan cheese

14 of 20Pick the correct answer!

What are stuffed rice balls which are coated with bread crumbs and then deep fried called?
Zeppole
Arancini
Tiramisu

15 of 20Pick the correct answer!

What is grilled bread, olive oil, salt, tomatoes and other various toppings called?
Sun dried tomato and arugula pizza
Lasagna
Bruschetta

16 of 20Pick the correct answer!

An Italian dish that is described as Florentine or Fiorentina includes _____.
spinach
soy sauce
curry powder

17 of 20Pick the correct answer!

What are the two main ingredients in cacio e pepe?
Sugar and flour
Cheese and black pepper
Basil and pine nuts

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The sauce in spaghetti aglio e olio contains _____.
basil and pine nuts
garlic and olive oil
vodka and cream

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What does the Christmas cake, Panettone, usually contain?
Sultanas and fruit pieces
Lemon curd
Black pepper

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What is Italian white bread made from wheat flour, water, salt, olive oil, and yeast called?
Bari
Ciabatta
Pumpernickel
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