Quiz: Do You Know The Meaning Of These 22 Culinary Words? 90% Fail.

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Are you a foodie? Think you know your way around the kitchen? Let's see!

If you consider yourself a master chef or a lover of all things culinary, you should ace this quiz! Take it to find out.

 Oct 20, 2017
1 of 22Pick your answer!
What is a "beignet"?
Pasta
Doughnut
Mushroom
2 of 22Pick your answer!
Pasta that is cooked to be firm to the bite is known as ___________.
al dente
just right!
molto al dente
3 of 22Pick your answer!
A la carte means _____________.
a sauce made with butter, onions, and vinegar
separately priced items from a menu
shredded or finely cut
4 of 22Pick your answer!
"I still need to ______ the salad."
dress
effiler
kipper
5 of 22Pick your answer!
What does "mince" mean?
the French term for egg
to cut a zig-zag pattern
to finely divide food into uniform pieces smaller than diced
6 of 22Pick your answer!
To cook the fat out of something is known as ________.
Sautéing
Rendering
Searing
7 of 22Pick your answer!
What do you zest?
Fish
Chicken
Fruit
8 of 22Pick your answer!
What kitchen utensil is used for mixing and when cooking and stirring hot foods?
Spatula
Wooden Spoon
Wire Wisk
9 of 22Pick your answer!
A large deep spoon used to serve soups is know as __________
a ladle
a funnel
a sifter
10 of 22Pick your answer!
What is a sweet, hand-held small cake with a flour base?
cookie
bundt cake
ice cream
11 of 22Pick your answer!
Name this sauce: a rich, cream-based butter and cheese sauce
Primavera
Carbonara
Alfredo
12 of 22Pick your answer!
Biggest to smallest
dice, chop, mince
chop, dice, mince
mince, dice, chop
13 of 22Pick your answer!
The first course is known as ______.
appetizers
snack
brunch
14 of 22Pick your answer!
What does the word "scald" mean?
To cut into very small pieces
To moisten foods
To heat a liquid
15 of 22Pick your answer!
Where would you find "fondant"?
A steak restaurant
A sushi restaurant
A bakery
16 of 22Pick your answer!
When do you use a "colander"?
For separating solid materials from liquids
For basting baked goods
For measuring small amounts
17 of 22Pick your answer!
What is the smallest standard size of measuring spoons?
1/8 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon
18 of 22Pick your answer!
What does "savoury" mean?
seasoned
sweet
sour
19 of 22Pick your answer!
________ is a cut or slice of boneless meat or fish.
Rib
Fillet
Loaf
20 of 22Pick your answer!
A sauce made from a puree of vegetables and/or fruit is know as _________.
deglaze
emince
coulis
21 of 22Pick your answer!
Name the tool used to flatten dough for rolls, pizza, cookies or crusts.
Rolling Pin
Pizza Cutter
Kitchen Shears
22 of 22Pick your answer!
What does "aroma" mean?
The process of removing the seeds
Cooked until nearly dry
The sensations as interpreted by the brain.
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