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
Buongustaio
Dolce

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 cut or chop food into extremely small pieces.
To preserve meats, vegetables, and fruits in brine.
To cook very gently in hot liquid kept just below the boiling point.

4 of 22Choose one!

Rigatoni is a type of:
Pasta
Rice
Vegetable

5 of 22Name this pasta cut:

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Farfalle
Linguine
Ruote

6 of 22Choose one!

What is roux?
Whipped cream
Vegetable stock
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 chopped finely for sauces
To cook in heavy cream for one minute.

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?
81°F
212°F
397°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?
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?
Hollandaise
Balsamic vinegar
Ranch

15 of 22Choose one!

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

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
Julienne
Dice

18 of 22Choose one!

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

19 of 22Choose one!

What is removed in the fileting process?
Pits
Bone
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?
Makes the water boil at a higher temperature
Make the water softer
Makes the water boil at a lower temperature

22 of 22Choose one!

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