Welcome to our ‘Sizzle & Dizzle’ cooking trivia quiz! If you’ve ever whisked it all in the kitchen or if you’re just ‘baking’ your way through life, then this quiz will spice up your day for sure. We promise it’s egg-stremely fun and won’t roast you too much. Let’s see if your knowledge is a recipe for success or if you’re still simmering in the learning pot!
1. Who is credited with making the first recipe book?
2. What is the most expensive spice by weight?
3. What is the term for the process of beating an ingredient to incorporate air?
4. Which food item is scientifically known as Sodium Chloride?
5. Which cooking technique involves submerging food in a liquid at a relatively low temperature?
6. What French term is used in English to refer to a mixture of chopped celery, onions, and bell peppers?
7. What is the world’s most widely consumed edible oil?
8. What is the name for the Japanese art of arranging food so that it looks as good as it tastes?
9. What is the primary ingredient in traditional Greek Tzatziki sauce?
10. Who is the youngest winner of MasterChef?
11. Which herb is used to make the green liqueur Absinthe?
12. What is the practice of preparing food in jars to preserve them?
13. Which dish made of tomatoes, onions, and eggplants is considered the national dish of Ratatouille?
14. What is the name of the book considered by many to be the Bible of French cooking, written by Julia Child?
15. What unique dietary law disallows the consumption of meat and dairy in the same meal for Jewish people?
16. Which sauce is primarily made from a roux and milk?
17. Which Italian cheese, produced in the northern provinces of Italy, is known for its hard texture and sharp, salty flavor?
18. What is the name of the Scottish dish that consists of a sheep’s heart, liver, and lungs, minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, and spices, all encased in the animal’s stomach?
19. What is the Spanish cold soup made of raw blended vegetables?
20. Who was the first female chef to be awarded three Michelin stars?
21. What is the name of the traditional Korean side dish made from salted and fermented vegetables, mostly cabbage and radishes?
22. The tradition of afternoon tea started in which country?
23. In what year was the chocolate chip cookie invented?
24. What is the name of a cooking technique in which food is vacuum-sealed and then submerged in a water bath and slow-cooked at a constant precise temperature?
25. The Caesar salad was first created in which country?
26. What is the French phrase for a dish served with green herbs sauce?
27. Which dish, made with a small, whole fish that is later deboned, and marinated in vinegar, is a popular dish in the Philippines?
28. What dish made of meat, vegetables, and a cover of mashed potato is considered the national dish of Shepherd’s Pie?
29. Which fruit is known to neutralize the heat in spicy foods, particularly in Indian cuisine?
30. Which popular cooking ingredient is known for its pungent smell and is often called “the stinking rose”?
31. What cooking utensil’s name comes from the Latin word meaning “small spoon”?
32. What name is given to the Italian dumplings made from potatoes and flour?
33. Originating in Switzerland, what dish involves melting cheese and dipping bread into it?
34. Which method of cooking involves searing the surface of foods at a high temperature, then finishing the cooking at a lower temperature?
35. What is the most widely eaten meat in the world?
36. What cooking method involves slow, low-temperature cooking in a small amount of liquid, typically in a pot with a lid?
37. The dish Coq au Vin is made with which type of wine?
38. Which fruit is the main ingredient in guacamole?
39. What cooking method involves food being cooked in grease, steam, or other hot liquids and is usually done in an oven?
40. Which two main ingredients make up the dish called “Cacio e Pepe”?
41. Which vegetable is also known as a courgette?
42. What popular French dessert requires a blowtorch to create its signature caramelized top?
43. The practice of ‘flambé’ involves using what in cooking?
44. What dish made of eggs and various fillings cooked in a skillet is a staple of Spanish cuisine?
45. Which Italian city is traditionally credited as the birthplace of pizza?
46. What culinary herb, also known as Chinese parsley, has a flavor that some people perceive as soapy?
47. What is the name of the French soup made from puréed and strained vegetables or fruits, served hot or cold?
48. Which thickened liquid is used as a base for many sauces in cooking, especially in French cuisine?
49. What is the term for the method of cooking that uses dry heat and surrounds the food with hot air in the oven?
50. What’s the name of the traditional Japanese method of grilling fish or meat on a skewer?
51. What type of cooking method is used to prepare a traditional Paella?
52. What is the main ingredient in the Middle Eastern dip called Hummus?
53. What is the process of cooking food in oil or another fat at high heat called?
54. In baking, what does the term ‘proofing’ refer to?
55. What is the method of cooking where food is put into a folded pouch and then baked, called?
56. What is the name of the dish made of mashed avocados, tomatoes, onions, and spices, often served with tortilla chips?
57. Which popular cooking technique in Chinese cuisine involves tossing the ingredients in a wok with a small amount of very hot oil?
58. What’s the name of a traditional Italian dessert consisting of mascarpone cheese, coffee, eggs, sugar, and cocoa?
59. In the culinary world, what is a ‘mandoline’?
60. Which southern American city is famous for its beignets, a type of deep-fried pastry covered with powdered sugar?
61. What is the Italian word for “kitchen”?
62. The habanero pepper originates from which country?
63. What is the cooking term for a mixture of butter and flour, used to thicken sauces?
64. Which type of sugar is the healthiest: white, brown, or raw?
65. Which Asian country is the origin of the spring roll?
66. What is the name of a large Italian oven used for baking pizzas at high temperatures?
67. What is the key ingredient in a traditional Russian borscht soup?
68. What is sushi traditionally wrapped in?
69. Which country consumes the most chocolate per capita?
70. In which country did Feta cheese originate?
71. What is the term for a sauce made from puréed and strained vegetables or fruits?
72. In what type of cuisine would you commonly find the dish called “Paella”?
73. What is tofu made from?
74. What is the national dish of England?
75. What style of eggs are prepared by separating the white from the yolk and cooking both parts separately?
76. What is the main ingredient of a moussaka?
77. Which type of pasta’s name means “little tongues” in Italian?
78. What substance gives red wine and purple grape juice their color?
79. In what year was the food processor introduced to the market?
80. What is the term for the edible skin of a pig that has been cured and fried or roasted until crispy?
81. Which country is the largest exporter of vanilla?
82. What type of food is Monterey Jack?
83. What is the practice of eating insects, such as crickets and mealworms, known as?
84. What is the most consumed fruit in the world?
85. What’s the most popular spice in the world?
86. Who is credited with introducing the sandwich to the western world?
87. What is the process of soaking foods in a seasoned, often acidic, liquid before cooking?
88. What is the term for cooking an item partially and very briefly in boiling water?
89. Which grain is used to make traditional Italian risotto?
90. What is the main ingredient in a falafel?
91. What is the oldest known type of bread?
92. What kind of food is Edam?
93. What are capers?
94. In cooking, what does it mean to ‘julienne’ a vegetable?
95. In which country did the bagel originate?
96. In what country would you find the wine region of Bordeaux?
97. Which country consumes the most pasta per capita?
98. In cooking, the term ‘al dente’ refers to what?
99. Which kitchen tool is used to emulsify ingredients, like in a Hollandaise sauce?
100. Which country is the original home of the artichoke?
101. Which food item is also known as an aubergine?
102. Who wrote “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”?
103. What is the main ingredient in the Indian dish, Paneer?
104. Which dish is made of crushed durum wheat semolina?
105. In which country did Tofu originate?
106. Which traditional Japanese dish is prepared using raw fish and rice?
107. Which French pastry is made with choux dough filled with a cream and topped with icing?
108. What vegetable is used to make Sauerkraut?
109. Who is credited with making French cuisine renowned worldwide?
110. Which common kitchen utensil was reputedly designed by the Marquis de Vatel?
111. What kitchen appliance was patented by Percy Spencer in the 1940s?
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