Are you a true foodie? Take our quiz!

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Are you a food truck fanatic, a dedicated diner, or a committed cook? Do you know your French food phrases? Can you poach an egg? Are you a regular face at the farmers' market? Put your culinary knowledge to the test; take our quiz and find out if you're a true foodie! 

What is a prix fixe menu?

A collection of predetermined dishes, usually three courses, at a set price.


A French phrase meaning “according to the menu.”


A French phrase meaning “in the current fashion.”


A menu where everything has been prepared ahead of time.


Which is not a root vegetable?









What is a chipotle?

A zesty, flavorful sauce used on sandwiches and salads.


A smoke-dried jalapeño pepper.


A Mexican restaurant chain that serves huge burritos.


A dog that is a mix between a Chihuahua and a Poodle.


What is foie gras?

The liver of a duck or goose that has been fattened a certain way.


The tongue of a duck or goose that has been fattened a certain way.


A dish of cooked land snails.


Frog’s legs breaded with cracker crumbs and fried in oil.


What is the difference between jelly and jam?

Jelly never has seeds; jam does.


Jelly is a type of gelatin; jam is fruit preserves.


Jelly is made from fruit juice; jam is made from crushed fruit.


Trick question! Jelly and jam are the same thing.


What does farm-to-table mean?

It refers to the general production line of selling food where produce is available to consumers at their local grocery store or market.


It refers to a simplified process of producing and selling food where locally grown produce is directly available to consumers.


It refers to the bartering process at farmers’ markets, where consumers buy locally grown produce.


It refers to farmers who also cook in their homes.


How do you poach an egg?

Gently slide a cracked egg into a pot of simmering water and wait three to five minutes.


Place the egg in a pot, cover it with water, bring it to a boil, then turn the heat off, and cover the pot.


Crack the egg into a frying pan with butter or oil in it, keep the yolk in the center, and brush or spoon the oil over the white.


Poaching an egg is when you take the egg from the farmer illegally.


Which fork is the salad fork?

It’s usually the outermost fork to the left of the plate.


It’s usually the little fork at the top of the plate.


It’s usually the innermost fork closest to the plate.


It’s the big wooden fork or tong used to serve the salad.


What does au gratin mean?

Cooked to be firm but not hard.


Served with ice cream or whipped cream on the side.


Baked with a topping of breadcrumbs and cheese.


It’s French for the check.


How many teaspoons are in a tablespoon?









What is bok choy?

A Chinese lettuce.


A Chinese cabbage.


A Chinese spice.


A Chinese dish consisting of meat, eggs, vegetables, and sometimes noodles.


What is allspice?

A special spice, usually found in India, which tastes like a mixture of ginger, chili powder, and paprika.


A special spice, usually found in South America or the Caribbean, which tastes like a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.


An all-purpose blend of spices produced by McCormick to help consumers save space on the spice rack.


A type of men’s deodorant.


How do you clean a cast iron skillet?

Don’t do anything, scrape the food residue out with a spatula, and add more oil.


Soak it in the sink overnight with just water, no soap.


Wash it gently with hot water and soap.


Rinse it with hot water, use an abrasive sponge and a little salt as needed.


What are grits?

A breakfast corn-based porridge.


A breakfast potato-based porridge.


A breakfast rice-based porridge.


An aspect of a persons’ character, similar to guts or courage.


Apart from competing against an Iron Chef, what is the twist or challenge on each episode of the show “Iron Chef?”

The chefs must make five dishes in only 30 minutes.


The chefs must make five dishes using only previously agreed upon specific ingredients.


The chefs must make five dishes using a secret ingredient.


The chefs must make five dishes using a limited number of kitchen utensils.


Which part of the egg is fat and which part is protein?

The white is mostly fat; the yolk is protein.


The yolk is mostly fat; the white is protein.


Both the yolk and the white contain equal amounts of fat and protein.


Eggs are pure protein and only have fat depending on how you cook them.


What is a mandoline?

A kitchen utensil used to slice and cut cheese very thin.


A kitchen utensil used to slice and cut vegetables very thin.


A small French sponge cake in the shape of a seashell.


A stringed musical instrument that looks like a little guitar.


Which is not technically a berry?









What is bouillabaisse?

The classic French white sauce made with cream or milk and butter.


A French sauce made with egg yolks and butter, used on vegetables and Eggs Benedict.


A traditional French stew with at least three types of fish.


A Beastie Boys song.


Which is not a type of pasta?









On a chicken or turkey where is the dark meat located?

The legs are the only dark meat.


Part of the breast is white meat and part is dark.


The thighs and legs are dark meat.


The thighs, legs, and wings are dark meat.


What is the most important ingredient in pickling?







Fresh dill


What makes a cheese a blue cheese?

Most soft or crumbly cheeses are blue cheeses.


When a cheese is allowed to grow mold it becomes a blue cheese.


Blue cheese is pre-injected with mold spores.


Blue cheeses are particularly smelly cheeses.


What is prosciutto?

Thinly sliced, dry-cured Italian ham.


Thinly sliced, dry-cured Italian pork.


A type of pepper.


A type of olive.


What type of dessert is a Whoopie Pie?

It's bready, so it's a cake.


It's filled with icing like an Oreo, so it's a cookie.


It has pie in the name. It's definitely a pie.


All of the above.