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"?
Tomato sauce
Basil
Pepperoni

2 of 20Pick the correct answer!

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

3 of 20Pick the correct answer!

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

4 of 20Pick the correct answer!

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

5 of 20Pick the correct answer!

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

6 of 20Pick the correct answer!

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

7 of 20Pick the correct answer!

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

8 of 20Pick the correct answer!

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

9 of 20Pick the correct answer!

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

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

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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
Swiss
mozzarella

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

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

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

16 of 20Pick the correct answer!

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

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

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

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

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