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101 Cooking Trivia Questions That Will Make You Hungry

What term is used to slow cook any fat out of meat? What country did brie cheese originate from? What is the Japanese food nigiri? Food is a big part of our lives; whether you are a professional chef, someone who cooks the family meals, or a foodie, you are sure to know some cooking trivia. Try out out cooking quiz and impress your friends with your above-average knowledge of the cooking world.

Cooking has been around a long time. We didn’t always have smartphones to keep track of recipes and how long we should boil an egg. This set of cooking trivia questions and answers will make you want to reach for your phone for a quick google search.

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Agar agar is added to dishes to make them do what?

Cool

Cook faster

Be less fattening

Set

Feta is a type of which food?

Cheese

Chocolate

Vegetable

Meat

A famous variety of artichoke is named after which Middle Eastern city?

Cairo

Baghdad

Beirut

Jerusalem

Aberdeen Angus, Longhorn and Highland produce which sort of meat?

Beef

Lamb

Pork

Chicken

What ingredient can be filo, shortcrust or puff?

Cheese

Potatoes

Pastry

Noodles

Halloumi is a type of which food?

Cheese

Fish

Chicken

Cake

Nectarines were originally native to which country?

Brazil

Scotland

South Africa

China

The tandoor oven is used in the cooking of which country?

Russia

India

Japan

South Africa

The cookery of which country typically uses a wok?

China

Egypt

France

India

Which type of meat can be ‘spatchcocked’, meaning split open for grilling?

Pork

Chicken

Beef

Lamb

What vegetable is added to eggs to make a Spanish omelette, also known as tortilla?

Leek

Potato

Aubergine

Spinach

Rigatoni, linguine and tortellini are types of which food?

Pasta

Chocolate

Cheese

Potato

Agave syrup is often used as a substitute for which product by vegans?

Honey

Meat

Eggs

Milk

French, Italian and Swiss are varieties of which dessert made with eggs?

Rice pudding

Custard

Ice cream

Meringue

Which type of vegetable turns into a gherkin when pickled?

Lettuce

Cucumber

Onion

Parsnip

Plantain is an unsweet version of which fruit?

Cherry

Banana

Apple

Pear

Cooking ‘en papillote’ involves wrapping food in what?

Butter

Charcoal

Paper

Leaves

The salmon dish Gravadlax comes from which part of Europe?

Ireland

Scandinavia

Alps

Spain

Panettone is a traditional cake from which country?

Portugal

Italy

Greece

Ireland

What color are rhubarb stalks?

Red

Yellow

Black

Green

Pilchard is a type of which food?

Grain

Vegetable

Fish

Fruit

Stevia is a modern alternative to which substance?

Leeks

Sugar

Meat

Coffee

Marzipan is made from which sort of nuts?

Hazelnut

Walnut

Almonds

Peanuts

What type of protein does a bouillabaisse mainly contain?

Cheese

Fish

Eggs

Meat

What typically Scottish dish is made from oatmeal, onion and sheep organs?

Scotch Broth

Samosas

Haggis

Dumplings

What is a small pilchard commonly known as?

Herring

Kipper

Sardine

Whitebait

Rosti is a Swiss dish made from which vegetable?

Carrot

Pumpkin

Potato

Peas

Sushi is a traditional dish from which country?

Saudi Arabia

Japan

Mexico

Thailand

Halloumi cheese comes from which Mediterranean island?

Cyprus

Ibiza

Capri

Sicily

Quark is a type of which food?

Cheese

Meat

Fruit

Vegetable

Kippers are a smoked variety of which fish?

Salmon

Trout

Cod

Herring

Gravadlax is a cured slice of which type of fish?

Snapper

Tuna

Cod

Salmon

What type of food is Gorgonzola?

Apple

Wine

Chocolate

Cheese

What is mixed with vodka to make a Bloody Mary?

Cola

Orange juice

Tomato juice

Lemonade

What savoury spread can be smooth or crunchy?

Garlic Spread

Cheese Spread

Peanut Butter

Houmous

Calvados is brandy made using which fruit?

Cherry

Banana

Pear

Apple

Which condiment can be English, French or Dijon?

Vinegar

Ketchup

Salt

Mustard

Nduja is a sausage from which country?

Russia

Portugal

Italy

Germany

Pilaf is a way of cooking which food?

Rice

Potato

Pasta

Cheese

Up until the Middle Ages, which popular vegetable was always purple in color?

Spinach

Potato

Carrot

Leek

Which herb can have varities called pepper, spear and apple?

Coriander

Parsley

Dill

Mint

Which type of vinegar is mostly made in Modena, Italy?

Rice

Sherry

Malted

Balsamic

Which cooking term means to plunge vegetables into boiling water briefly, then into iced water?

Baste

Butterfly

Broil

Blanch

What type of chopped meat is used in a carbonara sauce?

Bacon

Lamb

Chicken

Beef

Which nuts are used to make frangipane?

Cashews

Walnuts

Peanuts

Almonds

What color is guacamole?

Green

Black

Blue

Pink

In which country did Muesli originate?

Switzerland

New Zealand

Germany

Sweden

Hoisin sauce is typically served with which meat in China?

Beef

Goat

Chicken

Duck

What would you mix with Advocaat to make a snowball cocktail?

Orange Juice

Vodka

Lemonade

Cola

Jerk seasoning is associated with which Caribbean island?

Barbados

Jamaica

Cuba

St Lucia

What color is the Greek dip called taramasalata?

Black

Green

Yellow

Pink

Which herb is made into a sauce and served with lamb?

Mint

Cumin

Oregano

Basil

The fish dish Bouillabaisse comes from which area of France?

Brittany

Paris

Provence

Alps

Cavolo nero is a type of cabbage from which country?

Norway

Germany

Spain

Italy

Which type of pasta is usually cooked to go with carbonara sauce?

Penne

Macaroni

Lasagne

Spaghetti

Galangal, similar to ginger, is used in dishes from which region?

South America

South East Asia

Africa

Europe

What is added to egg whites to make meringues?

Butter

Sugar

Oil

Water

Stollen is a cake from which country?

Ireland

Germany

Norway

Canada

The piri-piri style of cooking originates in which country?

Israel

Portugal

Ireland

Greece

What is the flavour of Pernod?

Aniseed

Chocolate

Vanilla

Orange

Halibut is a type of which food?

Egg

Vegetable

Fish

Cheese

Which purple vegetable is a close relative of chard and spinach?

Aubergine

Courgette

Leek

Beetroot

Which ingredient can be red, green, Scotch Bonnet or Birdseye?

Potato

Chicken

Chilli

Spinach

Which grain has two varieties known as pot and pearl?

Oats

Barley

Wheat

Corn

Jambalaya is a dish associated with which American city?

New Orleans

Los Angeles

New York

Miami

Quinoa is a fashionable grain food from which continent?

South America

Europe

Asia

Australia

Which Middle Eastern dip has chickpeas as its main ingredient?

Guacamole

Taramasalata

Houmous

Soured Cream

What is also known as Japanese horseradish?

Sushi

Shiitake

Udon

Wasabi

Harissa paste comes from which part of the world?

North America

North Africa

Pacific Islands

South Asia

Manchego cheese is made with milk from which animal?

Goat

Sheep

Cow

Horse

A coulis is a smooth saice made from which type of food?

Egg

Cheese

Fruit

Meat

What color is balsamic vinegar?

Red

Green

Brown

Clear

Tzatziki is a Greek dip containing which vegetable?

Potato

Onion

Cucumber

Carrot

Macadamia nuts come from which country?

Australia

Canada

Brazil

Mexico

What type of nuts are used to make macarons?

Brazil nuts

Almonds

Peanuts

Walnuts

What flavour would an Aïloli sauce have?

Red wine

Lemon

Vanilla

Garlic

Blinis are small savoury pancakes from which country?

Russia

Spain

Italy

Ireland

Sourdough is a type of which food?

Sauce

Dessert

Cheese

Bread

Manchego cheese comes from which country?

Spain

Italy

Greece

Switzerland

What is the term which means your pasta still has a little bite to it?

A la romana

A la plancha

Al lingua

Al dente

Lamb is meat from a sheep under how many months old?

24

6

12

36

What is mixed with mashed potato to make the Irish dish of colcannon?

Broccoli

Carrot

Aubergines

Cabbage

Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine originating in which country?

Germany

Italy

France

Spain

Which herb would you mix with parmesan, olive oil and pine nuts to make pesto?

Oregano

Dill

Coriander

Basil

Prosecco wine was originally made in which country?

Chile

Australia

Spain

Italy

Bavette is the French name for which type of steak?

Ribeye

Flank

Fillet

Stewing

Tahini is an ingredient made from which type of seeds?

Flax

Sesame

Sunflower

Linseed

A tagine is a typical cooking pot from which area of the world?

East Asia

South America

Scandinavia

North Africa

Tequila is an alcoholic drink from wich country?

Morocco

Brazil

Mexico

Canada

Arrowroot powder is used to do what when cooking dishes?

Reduce the calories

Concentrate

Flavour

Thicken

What cooking technique involves soaking meat in oil, wine, herbs or garlic?

Julienne

Marinate

Baste

Roast

Which expensive spice is taken from a crocus flower?

Saffron

Cinnamon

Ginger

Cumin

Lemongrass is associated with which country’s cooking?

Egypt

India

Thailand

Brazil

Which plant is often candied and used by cooks to decorate cakes?

Coriander

Basil

Parsley

Angelica

Blueberries are native to which continent?

Asia

Africa

Europe

North America

What type of biscuits are usually used to make a cheesecake base?

Digestive

Wafer

Custard Creams

Bourbon

What type of meat is pancetta?

Lamb

Bacon

Chicken

Beef

Prosciutto is a type of which meat?

Steak

Sausage

Ham

Chicken

Polenta is made from which grain?

Barley

Oats

Wheat

Corn

Gnocchi are small potato dumplings from which country?

Morocco

Germany

Brazil

Italy

Which vegetable is called the eggplant in America?

Courgette

Aubergine

Tomato

Potato

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