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?

 Sep 08, 2018

1 of 40Pick your answer!

What is removed in the "fileting" process?
Bone
Pits
Skin

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

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

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

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What does it mean to "blanch" a vegetable?
To cook in heavy cream for one minute.
Cook in boiling water for a brief moment then plunged into ice cold water
To chopped finely for sauces

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

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"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 preserve meats, vegetables, and fruits in brine.
To cut or chop food into extremely small pieces.

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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?
Extra virgin olive oil
Every vegan olive oil
Every vegetable oven only

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What are you doing when you "clarify" something?
Beating egg whites
Editing a recipe
Separating and removing solids from a liquid

12 of 40Pick your answer!

The 5 basic tastes detected by humans are saltiness, sweetness, sourness, bitterness, and....
Umami
Tarteness
Syrupy

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

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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

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

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

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

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Choose the smallest measurement:
1 Tablespoon
1 teaspoon
1 Cup

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

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

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

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

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Which of these words refers to both a kind of mushroom and a kind of chocolate?
Truffle
Shitake
Portobello

24 of 40Pick your answer!

"Tzatziki" is a garlic sauce that comes from which cuisine?
Greek
Portuguese
Malaysian

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

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

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

28 of 40Pick your answer!

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

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

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

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

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What herb is one of the main ingredients of "pesto" sauce?
rosemary
basil
oregano

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"Feta" cheese is traditionally made primarily with milk from ______.
goat
sheep
cow

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

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

36 of 40Pick your answer!

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

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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.

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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
glazing
deglazing

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