Cooking Quiz

You may be a whiz in the kitchen, but just how well-versed are you when it comes to the art of cooking? Test your culinary prowess with this cooking quiz.

published on June 08, 201521 responses 1

Which of these terms means to cook food in its own juices with a small amount of fat over low heat, just until softened?

sweating
simmering
stewing

When it comes to Italian pasta and sauces:

the redder the sauce, the longer the pasta should be
long pastas are best with cream sauces or olive oil
It's all good!

What should you look for when buying fresh mussels?

mussels with widely opened shells
mussels that are light-colored
mussels with closed shells or shells that snap shut when tapped

Which type of wood should you NOT use for smoking foods on an outdoor grill?

softwoods
hardwoods
fruitwoods

Which of these is an 18th-century word for flattening chicken for quick cooking?

spatchcock
anvil
poundeyre

A basic pesto sauce consists of basil, Parmesan, olive oil, salt and:

pepper
pine nuts
tomato paste

When a recipe calls for wine, most cooks avoid using cooking wines because they contain what?

salt
fat
too much alcohol

Which of the following should you avoid marinating overnight?

pork
chicken
fish

What is a quick fix if your rice is too wet?

Stir the rice
Uncover the pot
Turn up the heat

What type of sauce is best for long, narrowly shaped pasta?

oil-based sauces (thin and smooth)
thick sauce that contains chunks of meat
Either is best