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 mush," pasta should melt in your mouth.
"to the tooth," the pasta should still be a little firm.
"to the dent," the pasta should be shapeable.
2 of 16Pick your answer!
When you poach something, you cook it with _____.
3 of 16Pick your answer!
If you cut carrots 'julienne' style, then they will resemble....
famous red head Julianne Moore.
4 of 16Pick your answer
The addition of this helps breads rise during the baking process.
5 of 16Pick your answer!
What is it called when you put food in a processor and make it smooth?
6 of 16Pick your answer!
How is steak tartare served?
Well done
7 of 16Pick your answer!
To "simmer" something means...
To cook over low heat.
A full rolling boil.
Let one thing ruin your whole day.
8 of 16Pick your answer!
The five flavor elements are umami, sweet, salty, bitter, and...
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?
Chili pepper
11 of 16Pick your answer!
What is "basting?"
Pouring juices or melted fat on meat to keep it moist.
Putting stuffing in a turkey.
Waiting for the timer to go off.
12 of 16Pick your answer!
To "flambe" something, add _______ to the pan to make flames.
lighter fluid
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What is something you would typically "marinate"?
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What is "pâté?"
How you present your dish.
Seasoned ground meat and fat mixed into a spreadable paste.
A plate.
15 of 16Pick your answer!
You should always _____ steak to create a crust and lock in juices.
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If you "sweat" your onions, what color should they turn?
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