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


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.

 Nov 14, 2017
1 of 22Pick your answer!
What is a "beignet"?
2 of 22Pick your answer!
Pasta that is cooked to be firm to the bite is known as ___________.
just right!
al dente
molto al dente
3 of 22Pick your answer!
A la carte means _____________.
separately priced items from a menu
shredded or finely cut
a sauce made with butter, onions, and vinegar
4 of 22Pick your answer!
"I still need to ______ the salad."
5 of 22Pick your answer!
What does "mince" mean?
to cut a zig-zag pattern
the French term for egg
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 ________.
7 of 22Pick your answer!
What do you zest?
8 of 22Pick your answer!
What kitchen utensil is used for mixing and when cooking and stirring hot foods?
Wire Wisk
Wooden Spoon
9 of 22Pick your answer!
A large deep spoon used to serve soups is know as __________
a ladle
a sifter
a funnel
10 of 22Pick your answer!
What is a sweet, hand-held small cake with a flour base?
ice cream
bundt cake
11 of 22Pick your answer!
Name this sauce: a rich, cream-based butter and cheese sauce
12 of 22Pick your answer!
Biggest to smallest
chop, dice, mince
mince, dice, chop
dice, chop, mince
13 of 22Pick your answer!
The first course is known as ______.
14 of 22Pick your answer!
What does the word "scald" mean?
To cut into very small pieces
To heat a liquid
To moisten foods
15 of 22Pick your answer!
Where would you find "fondant"?
A sushi restaurant
A bakery
A steak restaurant
16 of 22Pick your answer!
When do you use a "colander"?
For basting baked goods
For measuring small amounts
For separating solid materials from liquids
17 of 22Pick your answer!
What is the smallest standard size of measuring spoons?
1 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon
1/8 teaspoon
18 of 22Pick your answer!
What does "savoury" mean?
19 of 22Pick your answer!
________ is a cut or slice of boneless meat or fish.
20 of 22Pick your answer!
A sauce made from a puree of vegetables and/or fruit is know as _________.
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?
Cooked until nearly dry
The process of removing the seeds
The sensations as interpreted by the brain.
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