Quiz: Do You Know The Meaning Of These 22 Culinary Words? 90% Fail.

Are you a foodie? Think you know your way around the kitchen? Let's see!

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 Nov 14, 2017
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Question: 1/22Pick your answer!


What is a "beignet"?
Mushroom
Pasta
Doughnut

Question: 2/22Pick your answer!


Pasta that is cooked to be firm to the bite is known as ___________.
just right!
molto al dente
al dente

Question: 3/22Pick your answer!


A la carte means _____________.
separately priced items from a menu
a sauce made with butter, onions, and vinegar
shredded or finely cut

Question: 4/22Pick your answer!


"I still need to ______ the salad."
effiler
dress
kipper

Question: 5/22Pick your answer!


What does "mince" mean?
to finely divide food into uniform pieces smaller than diced
the French term for egg
to cut a zig-zag pattern

Question: 6/22Pick your answer!


To cook the fat out of something is known as ________.
Searing
Rendering
Sautéing

Question: 7/22Pick your answer!


What do you zest?
Chicken
Fruit
Fish

Question: 8/22Pick your answer!


What kitchen utensil is used for mixing and when cooking and stirring hot foods?
Wooden Spoon
Wire Wisk
Spatula

Question: 9/22Pick your answer!


A large deep spoon used to serve soups is know as __________
a sifter
a funnel
a ladle

Question: 10/22Pick your answer!


What is a sweet, hand-held small cake with a flour base?
cookie
bundt cake
ice cream

Question: 11/22Pick your answer!


Name this sauce: a rich, cream-based butter and cheese sauce
Carbonara
Primavera
Alfredo

Question: 12/22Pick your answer!


Biggest to smallest
dice, chop, mince
chop, dice, mince
mince, dice, chop

Question: 13/22Pick your answer!


The first course is known as ______.
appetizers
brunch
snack

Question: 14/22Pick your answer!


What does the word "scald" mean?
To heat a liquid
To cut into very small pieces
To moisten foods

Question: 15/22Pick your answer!


Where would you find "fondant"?
A steak restaurant
A sushi restaurant
A bakery

Question: 16/22Pick your answer!


When do you use a "colander"?
For basting baked goods
For measuring small amounts
For separating solid materials from liquids

Question: 17/22Pick your answer!


What is the smallest standard size of measuring spoons?
1/4 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
1/8 teaspoon

Question: 18/22Pick your answer!


What does "savoury" mean?
sweet
seasoned
sour

Question: 19/22Pick your answer!


________ is a cut or slice of boneless meat or fish.
Loaf
Fillet
Rib

Question: 20/22Pick your answer!


A sauce made from a puree of vegetables and/or fruit is know as _________.
coulis
emince
deglaze

Question: 21/22Pick your answer!


Name the tool used to flatten dough for rolls, pizza, cookies or crusts.
Rolling Pin
Pizza Cutter
Kitchen Shears

Question: 22/22Pick your answer!


What does "aroma" mean?
Cooked until nearly dry
The process of removing the seeds
The sensations as interpreted by the brain.
QUIZ BLISS | Quiz Facts

Calling all food-lovers, bakers, chefs, and foodies — do you think you know the definitions of culinary words and phrases that the average joe might not know? We bet you can't ace this test without cheating, turning on the Food Network, looking at a dictionary or thesaurus, or consulting a friend with better ~culinary~ talents than you for help. We also bet you can't take this quiz without getting at least a little hungry. Are you really a true foodie? Sure, you can order avocado toast or a pretty latte and take a great picture of it, but how well do you really know all the terms and techniques behind the great presentation? Here's a culinary quiz that will push your cooking knowledge to its limits.

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