Quiz: Only A Chef Could Ace This Cooking Terminology Test. Can You?

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This quiz will test your knowledge of all things in the kitchen. From blanching to braising, how much cooking terminology do you really know?

 May 17, 2018
1 of 40Pick your answer!
What is removed in the "fileting" process?
Skin
Bone
Pits
2 of 40Pick your answer!
What is the main ingredient used to "cure" many meats?
Sugar
Pepper
Salt
3 of 40Pick your answer!
What's the common sauce used on "Eggs Benedict"?
Balsamic vinegar
Ranch
Hollandaise
4 of 40Pick your answer!
What is the main ingredient in "meringue"?
Lemon
Butter
Egg Whites
5 of 40Pick your answer!
What does it mean to "blanch" a vegetable?
To cook in heavy cream for one minute.
To chopped finely for sauces
Cook in boiling water for a brief moment then plunged into ice cold water
6 of 40Pick your answer!
What is "roux"?
Whipped cream
Vegetable stock
Flour and fat
7 of 40Pick your answer!
"Rigatoni" is a type of:
Rice
Pasta
Vegetable
8 of 40Pick your answer!
What does "poaching" do?
To cut or chop food into extremely small pieces.
To preserve meats, vegetables, and fruits in brine.
To cook very gently in hot liquid kept just below the boiling point.
9 of 40Pick your answer!
Which of the following terms is used to describe pasta as firm?
Al dente
Dolce
Buongustaio
10 of 40Pick your answer!
What does "EVOO" stand for?
Extra virgin olive oil
Every vegan olive oil
Every vegetable oven only
11 of 40Pick your answer!
What are you doing when you "clarify" something?
Editing a recipe
Separating and removing solids from a liquid
Beating egg whites
12 of 40Pick your answer!
The 5 basic tastes detected by humans are saltiness, sweetness, sourness, bitterness, and....
Umami
Tarteness
Syrupy
13 of 40Pick your answer!
Which of the following is a type of pan?
Wok
Sieve
Skimmer
14 of 40Pick your answer!
Why would you use a "roux" in a dish?
To add flavor
To thin out a sauce or soup
To thicken the sauce or soup
15 of 40Pick your answer!
A "ganache" is made of _______
water and sugar
flour, sugar and butter
chocolate and cream
16 of 40Pick your answer!
At what temperature is "gazpacho" usually served?
Hot
Cold
Warm
17 of 40Pick your answer!
What color would the inside of a "well-done" steak be?
Red
Brown
Pink
18 of 40Pick your answer!
Choose the smallest measurement:
1 Tablespoon
1 Cup
1 teaspoon
19 of 40Pick your answer!
What is the main ingredient of "risotto"?
Rice
Pasta
Polenta
20 of 40Pick your answer!
Which of these sauces is cream-based?
Alfredo
Carbonara
Marinara
21 of 40Pick your answer!
Which of these is considered "red meat"?
Fish
Beef
Chicken
22 of 40Pick your answer!
"Lamb vindaloo" is cuisine from what culture?
Mexican
Indian
French
23 of 40Pick your answer!
Which of these words refers to both a kind of mushroom and a kind of chocolate?
Truffle
Portobello
Shitake
24 of 40Pick your answer!
"Tzatziki" is a garlic sauce that comes from which cuisine?
Portuguese
Malaysian
Greek
25 of 40Pick your answer!
Which of these meals is "vegan"?
Baked salmon
Toast with honey
Vegetable soup
26 of 40Pick your answer!
Which of these is made primarily from potato?
Gnocchi
Beignets
Buttermilk pancakes
27 of 40Pick your answer!
In which cuisine would you find "fish & chips"?
Canadian
Indonesian
British
28 of 40Pick your answer!
Which of these foods is made from maize?
Granola
Sushi
Grits
29 of 40Pick your answer!
"Arancini" are Italian balls made primarily of what?
Macaroni
Rice
Olives
30 of 40Pick your answer!
What is "bouillabaisse"?
a meat stew
a fish stew
a heavy sauce
31 of 40Pick your answer!
What is "flambéing"?
frying with oil
frying with alcohol
sauteing
32 of 40Pick your answer!
What herb is one of the main ingredients of "pesto" sauce?
rosemary
basil
oregano
33 of 40Pick your answer!
"Feta" cheese is traditionally made primarily with milk from ______.
goat
cow
sheep
34 of 40Pick your answer!
Which part of the animal does a "shank" come from?
shin
ear
stomach
35 of 40Pick your answer!
When you "julienne" a food, what are you doing?
cutting into long, thin strips
eating it
chopping into fine pieces
36 of 40Pick your answer!
An ingredient prominent to many Indian dishes is _____
curry
hot sauce
cayenne pepper
37 of 40Pick your answer!
What is "pork butt"?
The meet from the shoulder of the pig
The meat from the foot of the pig
The meat from the rear of the pig.
38 of 40Pick your answer!
How is "steak tartare" served?
raw
well done
medium
39 of 40Pick your answer!
When you add white wine to the bottom of a pan that has brown bits, what is that technique called?
boiling
glazing
deglazing
40 of 40Pick your answer!
If you are making a dish "florentine", what food are you adding?
tomato
turkey
spinach
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