Quiz: Even A Child Could Pass This Basic Cooking Test. Can You?

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Do you know your way around a kitchen? Find out now!

Find out how much you really love cooking by taking this quiz and answering questions about ingredients and cooking practices.

 Jun 18, 2020

1 of 18Pick your answer!

From which country does pitta bread originate?
Greece
Poland
Mexico

2 of 18Pick your answer!

Which cheese is traditionally used for pizzas?
mozzarella
cream cheese
cheddar

3 of 18Pick your answer!

What is the Hungarian word for pepper?
serrano
paprika
salsa

4 of 18Pick your answer!

What food is the leading source of salmonella poisoning?
pork
beef
chicken

5 of 18Pick your answer!

What edible comes in crimmini, morel, oyster and wood ear varieties?
mushrooms
olives
nuts

6 of 18Pick your answer!

Lemon juice can be added to cooking butter to keep it from browning. True or false?
false
true

7 of 18Pick your answer!

Which of these terms refers to firm pasta?
alla panna
al dente
alfredo

8 of 18Pick your answer!

What should be added to a poached egg to keep the yolk from breaking?
vinegar
oil
sugar

9 of 18Pick your answer!

What temperature should meat be before it is cooked?
heated
frozen
room temperature

10 of 18Pick your answer!

Which of these is commonly used to seal pastry before going in the oven?
vinegar
egg
baking powder

11 of 18Pick your answer!

What part of the onion must be cut off to avoid tears?
skin
the entire bulb
root

12 of 18Pick your answer!

Where is orange or lemon rind taken from?
the skin
the seeds
the flower stalk

13 of 18Pick your answer!

What do olives grow on?
a tree
a flower

14 of 18Pick your answer!

Is vanilla essence more commonly added to sweet or savory dishes?
sweet
savory

15 of 18Pick your answer!

Honey will never spoil. True or false?
false
true

16 of 18Pick your answer!

Where must garlic be kept?
anywhere chilled
anywhere at room temperature
in the freezer

17 of 18Pick your answer!

What should be removed from chillies to reduce the heat?
seeds
stork
skin

18 of 18Pick your answer!

A knife never has to be sharpened. True or false?
false
true
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As fast food and pre-packaged meals are becoming the norm in our busy society, more and more people have forgotten the simple basics of cooking. And more importantly, the younger generation aren't even learning basic cooking skills in the first place. But being able to cook (not like a chef, but to a reasonable standard) is important for maintaining health and cutting costs, since it can be pretty expensive to constantly rely on eating out or ordering out. To find out where your cooking skills and knowledge stand against those of other Americans, take our fun cooking quiz now and answer questions not only on cooking practices, but also on the origins and properties of certain ingredients. Some of the questions that you'll come across in this quiz include "What should be removed from chillies to reduce the heat?", "A knife never has to be sharpened. True or false?", "Where must garlic be kept?", "Honey will never spoil. True or false?", "Honey will never spoil. True or false?", "Where is orange or lemon rind taken from?", "What part of the onion must be cut off to avoid tears?", "Which of these is commonly used to seal pastry before going in the oven?", "What temperature should meat be before it is cooked?", "What should be added to a poached egg to keep the yolk from breaking?", "Which of these terms refers to firm pasta?" and "Lemon juice can be added to cooking butter to keep it from browning. True or false?".