Quiz: If You Don't Know These 16 Basic Cooking Terms Get Out Of The Kitchen

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Anyone who knows their way around the kitchen should know these terms. Do you?

Every chef needs to know these 16 terms if they're allowed in the kitchen. How many can you name? Should you become a chef?

 Oct 08, 2017
1 of 16Pick your answer!
A true Italian (or any chef) knows that "al dente" means...
"to the dent," the pasta should be shapeable.
"to the tooth," the pasta should still be a little firm.
"to the mush," pasta should melt in your mouth.
2 of 16Pick your answer!
When you poach something, you cook it with _____.
oil
bacon
liquid
3 of 16Pick your answer!
If you cut carrots 'julienne' style, then they will resemble....
quarters.
matchsticks.
famous red head Julianne Moore.
4 of 16Pick your answer
The addition of this helps breads rise during the baking process.
Mold
Yeast
Soda
5 of 16Pick your answer!
What is it called when you put food in a processor and make it smooth?
Liquidfy
Purée
Smushée
6 of 16Pick your answer!
How is steak tartare served?
Raw
Medium
Well done
7 of 16Pick your answer!
To "simmer" something means...
A full rolling boil.
Let one thing ruin your whole day.
To cook over low heat.
8 of 16Pick your answer!
The five flavor elements are umami, sweet, salty, bitter, and...
sour
acrid
bland
9 of 16Pick your answer!
If you "whisk" something, your goal is to...
combine salt and water.
to add air into the mixture.
pick something up.
10 of 16Pick your answer!
Where does "zest" come from?
Citrus
Salt
Chili pepper
11 of 16Pick your answer!
What is "basting?"
Putting stuffing in a turkey.
Waiting for the timer to go off.
Pouring juices or melted fat on meat to keep it moist.
12 of 16Pick your answer!
To "flambe" something, add _______ to the pan to make flames.
alcohol
lighter fluid
matches
13 of 16Pick your answer!
What is something you would typically "marinate"?
Lettuce
Pasta
Chicken
14 of 16Pick your answer!
What is "pâté?"
How you present your dish.
A plate.
Seasoned ground meat and fat mixed into a spreadable paste.
15 of 16Pick your answer!
You should always _____ steak to create a crust and lock in juices.
sear
steer
scald
16 of 16Pick your answer!
If you "sweat" your onions, what color should they turn?
Brown
Translucent
Yellow
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