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

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It's thyme to put your cooking skills to the test!

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?
Pits
Skin
Bone

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What is the main ingredient used to "cure" many meats?
Sugar
Salt
Pepper

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What's the common sauce used on "Eggs Benedict"?
Hollandaise
Balsamic vinegar
Ranch

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What is the main ingredient in "meringue"?
Butter
Egg Whites
Lemon

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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

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What is "roux"?
Flour and fat
Vegetable stock
Whipped cream

7 of 40Pick your answer!

"Rigatoni" is a type of:
Rice
Vegetable
Pasta

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What does "poaching" do?
To cook very gently in hot liquid kept just below the boiling point.
To cut or chop food into extremely small pieces.
To preserve meats, vegetables, and fruits in brine.

9 of 40Pick your answer!

Which of the following terms is used to describe pasta as firm?
Al dente
Buongustaio
Dolce

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What does "EVOO" stand for?
Every vegan olive oil
Extra virgin olive oil
Every vegetable oven only

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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....
Syrupy
Umami
Tarteness

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Which of the following is a type of pan?
Wok
Sieve
Skimmer

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Why would you use a "roux" in a dish?
To thin out a sauce or soup
To add flavor
To thicken the sauce or soup

15 of 40Pick your answer!

A "ganache" is made of _______
chocolate and cream
flour, sugar and butter
water and sugar

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At what temperature is "gazpacho" usually served?
Cold
Warm
Hot

17 of 40Pick your answer!

What color would the inside of a "well-done" steak be?
Brown
Red
Pink

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Choose the smallest measurement:
1 teaspoon
1 Tablespoon
1 Cup

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What is the main ingredient of "risotto"?
Rice
Pasta
Polenta

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Which of these sauces is cream-based?
Carbonara
Alfredo
Marinara

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Which of these is considered "red meat"?
Fish
Chicken
Beef

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"Lamb vindaloo" is cuisine from what culture?
French
Mexican
Indian

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?
Malaysian
Portuguese
Greek

25 of 40Pick your answer!

Which of these meals is "vegan"?
Baked salmon
Vegetable soup
Toast with honey

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Which of these is made primarily from potato?
Gnocchi
Buttermilk pancakes
Beignets

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In which cuisine would you find "fish & chips"?
British
Canadian
Indonesian

28 of 40Pick your answer!

Which of these foods is made from maize?
Sushi
Granola
Grits

29 of 40Pick your answer!

"Arancini" are Italian balls made primarily of what?
Rice
Macaroni
Olives

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What is "bouillabaisse"?
a fish stew
a meat stew
a heavy sauce

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What is "flambéing"?
frying with alcohol
frying with oil
sauteing

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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 ______.
cow
goat
sheep

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Which part of the animal does a "shank" come from?
stomach
ear
shin

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When you "julienne" a food, what are you doing?
cutting into long, thin strips
chopping into fine pieces
eating it

36 of 40Pick your answer!

An ingredient prominent to many Indian dishes is _____
curry
cayenne pepper
hot sauce

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What is "pork butt"?
The meat from the foot of the pig
The meat from the rear of the pig.
The meet from the shoulder of the pig

38 of 40Pick your answer!

How is "steak tartare" served?
medium
well done
raw

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When you add white wine to the bottom of a pan that has brown bits, what is that technique called?
boiling
deglazing
glazing

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If you are making a dish "florentine", what food are you adding?
spinach
tomato
turkey
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