Quiz: How High Is Your Cooking IQ?

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Think you know everything about cooking? Put your culinary knowledge to the test and see if you can ace this quiz on pasta cuts, food prep, and more!

 Apr 19, 2020

1 of 22Choose one!

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

2 of 22Choose one!

Flambe is to flame foods by dousing in some form of potable alcohol and setting alight.
False
True

3 of 22Choose one!

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.

4 of 22Choose one!

Rigatoni is a type of:
Vegetable
Rice
Pasta

5 of 22Name this pasta cut:

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Farfalle
Linguine
Ruote

6 of 22Choose one!

What is roux?
Flour and fat
Whipped cream
Vegetable stock

7 of 22Choose one!

What does it mean to blanch a vegetable?
To chopped finely for sauces
To cook in heavy cream for one minute.
Cook in boiling water for a brief moment then plunged into ice cold water

8 of 22Choose one!

What is the main ingredient in meringue?
Butter
Lemon
Egg Whites

9 of 22Choose one!

What is the boiling temperature of water?
397°F
81°F
212°F

10 of 22Name this salad!

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Tuna
Caprese
Cobb

11 of 22Choose one!

A tomato is a fruit.
True
False

12 of 22Choose one!

Which of the following is an absolute essential spice in paella?
Corriander
Saffron
Bay Leaves

13 of 22Choose one!

Burrata cheese is made out of:
Goat milk
Mozzarella
Brie

14 of 22Choose one!

What's the common sauce used on Eggs Benedict?
Balsamic vinegar
Hollandaise
Ranch

15 of 22Choose one!

You can't cook bacon _______
in water
in the stove
in the microwave

16 of 22Choose one!

Which of these spices is commonly found in Mexican food?
Cardamom
Cumin
Curry Powder

17 of 22Choose one!

_________ means to slice vegetables into long thin strips
Chiffonade
Dice
Julienne

18 of 22Choose one!

What is the main ingredient used to cure many meats?
Sugar
Pepper
Salt

19 of 22Choose one!

What is removed in the fileting process?
Bone
Skin
Pits

20 of 22Choose one!

What is the hottest part of a chili pepper?
Seeds
Stem
Skin

21 of 22Choose one!

Why do people add salt to boiling water?
Makes the water boil at a higher temperature
Makes the water boil at a lower temperature
Make the water softer

22 of 22Choose one!

What is the base for creating hummus?
Potatoes
Chickpeas
Lentil beans
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