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

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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?
Spaghetti Carbonara
Caprese Salad
Souvlaki
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 cake
A pizza
4 of 21Pick Your Answer!
"Julienne" is a method of ______.
cutting
pureeing
seasoning
5 of 21Pick Your Answer!
How many pastries are in a baker's dozen?
11
12
13
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 ________.
Lit
Flambe
Fire-Grilled
8 of 21Pick Your Answer!
What is "basting"?
Meat juice thickened with arrowroot
Adding berries when you're cooking meat
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 _____.
bacon
liquid
oil
11 of 21Pick Your Answer!
Rémoulade is most similar to which of the following?
Strawberry Jam
Ketchup
Tartar Sauce
12 of 21Pick Your Answer!
What is heating a liquid to its boiling point called?
Scald
Staling
Sear
13 of 21Pick Your Answer!
What herb is one of the main ingredients of pesto?
Oregano
Basil
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...
Vegetable
Pan
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?
There is none left
It's flame grilled
It's spicy
18 of 21Pick Your Answer!
Coulis is __________.
BBQ sauce
white wine sauce
a heavy sauce made from puréed fruit or vegetables
19 of 21Pick Your Answer!
What does it mean to blanch a vegetable?
Cooked in heavy cream for at least 3 minutes
Cook in boiling water for a brief moment then plunged into ice cold water
Cooked in butter
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"?
Sieve
Drainer
Skimmer
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