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?
Buongustaio
Dolce
Al dente

2 of 22Choose one!

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

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
Pasta
Rice

5 of 22Name this pasta cut:

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Linguine
Farfalle
Ruote

6 of 22Choose one!

What is roux?
Vegetable stock
Whipped cream
Flour and fat

7 of 22Choose one!

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

8 of 22Choose one!

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

9 of 22Choose one!

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

10 of 22Name this salad!

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Cobb
Tuna
Caprese

11 of 22Choose one!

A tomato is a fruit.
False
True

12 of 22Choose one!

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

13 of 22Choose one!

Burrata cheese is made out of:
Mozzarella
Brie
Goat milk

14 of 22Choose one!

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

15 of 22Choose one!

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

16 of 22Choose one!

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

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?
Pepper
Salt
Sugar

19 of 22Choose one!

What is removed in the fileting process?
Bone
Pits
Skin

20 of 22Choose one!

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

21 of 22Choose one!

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

22 of 22Choose one!

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