Quiz: Blanching Vs. Braising: Can You Ace This Cooking Test?

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Are you a true master in the kitchen, or is the microwave your BFF?

A quiz containing questions on basic cooking knowledge, skills, vocabulary, such as blanching, mincing, and more!

 Feb 02, 2017
1 of 10Pick the correct answer!
What does blanching mean?
to cook very gently in hot liquid kept just below the boiling point
to immerse in rapidly boiling water and allow to cook slightly
to cook on a grill under strong, direct heat
2 of 10Pick the correct answer!
A julienne cut can be used to everything listed below except for ___ into thin strips.
meats
vegetables
cheese
3 of 10Pick the correct answer!
To mince something is to cut it into ___.
thick strips
small pieces
large pieces
4 of 10Pick the correct answer!
2 cups is equal to ___.
1 peck
1 pint
1 quart
5 of 10Pick the correct answer!
What could you substitute for buttermilk when cooking?
yogurt
evaporated milk
sour milk
6 of 10Pick the correct answer!
Which spice is a a popular sweet spice for flavoring baked goods?
cinnamon
zest
capers
7 of 10Pick the correct answer!
Which of these terms means to cook food in its own juices with a small amount of fat over low heat, just until softened?
stewing
sweating
simmering
8 of 10Pick the correct answer!
The difference between a convection oven and a conventional oven is that ___.
a convection oven lacks the broiler setting
a convection oven uses radioactivity
a convection oven uses a fan
9 of 10Pick the correct answer!
What salad dressing gets its name from a region that's popular among outdoors enthusiasts?
thousand island
green goddess
ranch
10 of 10Pick the correct answer!
A basic pesto sauce consists of basil, Parmesan, olive oil, salt and ___.
pine nuts
garlic
tomato paste
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