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?

 Sep 08, 2018
1 of 40Pick your answer!
What is removed in the "fileting" process?
Bone
Skin
Pits
2 of 40Pick your answer!
What is the main ingredient used to "cure" many meats?
Pepper
Salt
Sugar
3 of 40Pick your answer!
What's the common sauce used on "Eggs Benedict"?
Ranch
Balsamic vinegar
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 chopped finely for sauces
Cook in boiling water for a brief moment then plunged into ice cold water
To cook in heavy cream for one minute.
6 of 40Pick your answer!
What is "roux"?
Flour and fat
Whipped cream
Vegetable stock
7 of 40Pick your answer!
"Rigatoni" is a type of:
Vegetable
Rice
Pasta
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?
Buongustaio
Al dente
Dolce
10 of 40Pick your answer!
What does "EVOO" stand for?
Every vegetable oven only
Every vegan olive oil
Extra virgin olive oil
11 of 40Pick your answer!
What are you doing when you "clarify" something?
Beating egg whites
Separating and removing solids from a liquid
Editing a recipe
12 of 40Pick your answer!
The 5 basic tastes detected by humans are saltiness, sweetness, sourness, bitterness, and....
Tarteness
Umami
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 thin out a sauce or soup
To thicken the sauce or soup
To add flavor
15 of 40Pick your answer!
A "ganache" is made of _______
flour, sugar and butter
water and sugar
chocolate and cream
16 of 40Pick your answer!
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?
Red
Brown
Pink
18 of 40Pick your answer!
Choose the smallest measurement:
1 Cup
1 Tablespoon
1 teaspoon
19 of 40Pick your answer!
What is the main ingredient of "risotto"?
Polenta
Rice
Pasta
20 of 40Pick your answer!
Which of these sauces is cream-based?
Alfredo
Marinara
Carbonara
21 of 40Pick your answer!
Which of these is considered "red meat"?
Beef
Fish
Chicken
22 of 40Pick your answer!
"Lamb vindaloo" is cuisine from what culture?
Mexican
French
Indian
23 of 40Pick your answer!
Which of these words refers to both a kind of mushroom and a kind of chocolate?
Portobello
Truffle
Shitake
24 of 40Pick your answer!
"Tzatziki" is a garlic sauce that comes from which cuisine?
Greek
Portuguese
Malaysian
25 of 40Pick your answer!
Which of these meals is "vegan"?
Vegetable soup
Baked salmon
Toast with honey
26 of 40Pick your answer!
Which of these is made primarily from potato?
Buttermilk pancakes
Gnocchi
Beignets
27 of 40Pick your answer!
In which cuisine would you find "fish & chips"?
British
Indonesian
Canadian
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 heavy sauce
a fish stew
a meat stew
31 of 40Pick your answer!
What is "flambéing"?
frying with alcohol
sauteing
frying with oil
32 of 40Pick your answer!
What herb is one of the main ingredients of "pesto" sauce?
oregano
basil
rosemary
33 of 40Pick your answer!
"Feta" cheese is traditionally made primarily with milk from ______.
cow
sheep
goat
34 of 40Pick your answer!
Which part of the animal does a "shank" come from?
stomach
ear
shin
35 of 40Pick your answer!
When you "julienne" a food, what are you doing?
eating it
chopping into fine pieces
cutting into long, thin strips
36 of 40Pick your answer!
An ingredient prominent to many Indian dishes is _____
curry
cayenne pepper
hot sauce
37 of 40Pick your answer!
What is "pork butt"?
The meet from the shoulder of the pig
The meat from the rear of the pig.
The meat from the foot of the pig
38 of 40Pick your answer!
How is "steak tartare" served?
raw
medium
well done
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?
glazing
boiling
deglazing
40 of 40Pick your answer!
If you are making a dish "florentine", what food are you adding?
tomato
spinach
turkey
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