No One Actually Knows These 21 Culinary Words All Chefs Use. Do You?

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Are you a culinary champion?

How well do you know these basic words that every great chef should know featuring things like au jus and larding.

 Jan 29, 2018

1 of 21Pick Your Answer!

Which of the following would you not find on an Italian menu?
Caprese Salad
Souvlaki
Spaghetti Carbonara

2 of 21Pick Your Answer!

How would you describe "al dente" pasta?
Firm
Squishy
Gluten free

3 of 21Pick Your Answer!

On what food item might you find "fondant"?
A steak
A pizza
A cake

4 of 21Pick Your Answer!

"Julienne" is a method of ______.
pureeing
seasoning
cutting

5 of 21Pick Your Answer!

How many pastries are in a baker's dozen?
11
13
12

6 of 21Pick Your Answer!

What is "brine"?
Salty water
A sauce
Crust

7 of 21Pick Your Answer!

The method of adding alcohol to create flames is called ________.
Fire-Grilled
Flambe
Lit

8 of 21Pick Your Answer!

What is "basting"?
Adding berries when you're cooking meat
Meat juice thickened with arrowroot
Cooking meat with its juices or using a sauce or marinade

9 of 21Pick Your Answer!

Which is smallest?
Minced
Chopped
Diced

10 of 21Pick Your Answer!

When you poach something, you cook it with _____.
liquid
bacon
oil

11 of 21Pick Your Answer!

Rémoulade is most similar to which of the following?
Strawberry Jam
Tartar Sauce
Ketchup

12 of 21Pick Your Answer!

What is heating a liquid to its boiling point called?
Staling
Sear
Scald

13 of 21Pick Your Answer!

What herb is one of the main ingredients of pesto?
Basil
Oregano
Rosemary

14 of 21Pick Your Answer!

How is steak tartare served?
Medium
Raw
Well done

15 of 21Pick Your Answer!

A cleaver is a type of...
Pan
Vegetable
Knife

16 of 21Pick Your Answer!

What consistency is something after you puree it?
Chunky
Creamy and paste-like
Finely diced

17 of 21Pick Your Answer!

What does it mean if a dish is 86'd?
It's spicy
It's flame grilled
There is none left

18 of 21Pick Your Answer!

Coulis is __________.
white wine sauce
a heavy sauce made from puréed fruit or vegetables
BBQ sauce

19 of 21Pick Your Answer!

What does it mean to blanch a vegetable?
Cooked in heavy cream for at least 3 minutes
Cooked in butter
Cook in boiling water for a brief moment then plunged into ice cold water

20 of 21Pick Your Answer!

When you beat food with a mixer to make it fluffy by adding air, you are ______.
stirring
zesting
whipping

21 of 21Pick Your Answer!

What is another professional name for "strainer"?
Skimmer
Sieve
Drainer
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