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.

 May 30, 2018
1 of 18Pick your answer!
From which country does pitta bread originate?
Mexico
Poland
Greece
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?
salsa
paprika
serrano
4 of 18Pick your answer!
What food is the leading source of salmonella poisoning?
beef
chicken
pork
5 of 18Pick your answer!
What edible comes in crimmini, morel, oyster and wood ear varieties?
nuts
mushrooms
olives
6 of 18Pick your answer!
Lemon juice can be added to cooking butter to keep it from browning. True or false?
true
false
7 of 18Pick your answer!
Which of these terms refers to firm pasta?
alfredo
alla panna
al dente
8 of 18Pick your answer!
What should be added to a poached egg to keep the yolk from breaking?
vinegar
sugar
oil
9 of 18Pick your answer!
What temperature should meat be before it is cooked?
room temperature
frozen
heated
10 of 18Pick your answer!
Which of these is commonly used to seal pastry before going in the oven?
baking powder
vinegar
egg
11 of 18Pick your answer!
What part of the onion must be cut off to avoid tears?
root
skin
the entire bulb
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 flower
a tree
14 of 18Pick your answer!
Is vanilla essence more commonly added to sweet or savory dishes?
savory
sweet
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 at room temperature
anywhere chilled
in the freezer
17 of 18Pick your answer!
What should be removed from chillies to reduce the heat?
skin
seeds
stork
18 of 18Pick your answer!
A knife never has to be sharpened. True or false?
true
false
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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?”.