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?
Pits
Skin
Bone

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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"?
Balsamic vinegar
Hollandaise
Ranch

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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?
Cook in boiling water for a brief moment then plunged into ice cold water
To cook in heavy cream for one minute.
To chopped finely for sauces

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

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

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

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

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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

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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 thin out a sauce or soup
To add flavor
To thicken the sauce or soup

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

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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?
Pink
Red
Brown

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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"?
Pasta
Rice
Polenta

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

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

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

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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?
Greek
Malaysian
Portuguese

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 _____
cayenne pepper
hot sauce
curry

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

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

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

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