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Food Quiz Questions and Answers

Questions I

  1. Chrain is a spicy paste made from which plant?
  2. Two culinary dishes are named after Helen Porter Mitchell, name both?

  3. In 2016, which village in Berkshire contains two of the four three-Michelin-starred restaurants in the United Kingdom?
  4. What would you be served if a barman mixed 8 parts white Cuban rum, 2 parts lime juice, with 1 part simple syrup?
  5. What is the common culinary name for the pancreas of the calf or lamb?
  6. Which cocktail is made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters?
  7. What is the country of origin of Massaman curry?
  8. The translated name of which popular food product means 'twice cooked'?
  9. What is the name given to green Japanese horseradish?
  10. The famous French wine Chablis is made from which variety of grape?
  11. What type of pastry is used for profiteroles?
  12. A frittata is the Italian version of which common dish?
  13. Whose restaurant would you be visiting if you dined at The Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire?
  14. According to the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland, what kind of food is 'eaten tomorrow, yesterday, but never today'?


  1. Horseradish
  2. Peach Melba and Melba toast (Dame Nellie Melba is the stage name of Australian opera singer Helen Porter Mitchell)

  3. Bray
  4. Daiquiri
  5. Sweetbreads
  6. A Manhattan
  7. Thailand
  8. Biscuit
  9. Wasabi
  10. Chardonnay
  11. Choux
  12. An omelette or crustless quiche
  13. Heston Blumenthal
  14. Jam

Food Questions II

  1. What do the Italian's call a 'pomodoro'?
  2. 'Bags of Mystery' was a Victorian culinary term used for which common food?
  3. The European sturgeon is heavily fished for the female's valuable roe, what is the better known name of this fish?
  4. What Italian word means 'before the meal'?
  5. Kho is a a cooking technique in which country's cuisine?
  6. What drink is produced in the Welsh village of Penderyn in the Brecon Beacons?

  7. Which city in France is the centre for claret wines?
  8. What name is given to an omelette incorporating smoked haddock, Parmesan cheese and cream?
  9. What does 'trocken' mean on a German wine label?
  10. Coronation Street's barmaid Betty created which fictional signature dish?
  11. Goulash originally comes from which country?
  12. What name derives from the Scottish Gaelic phrase 'the drink that satisfies'?
  13. What Australian dessert consists of squares of sponge cake coated first in a layer of traditionally chocolate sauce, then in desiccated coconut?
  14. Bobotie, a dish consisting of spiced minced meat baked with an egg-based topping, is associated with which country?


  1. Tomato
  2. Sausages
  3. Beluga
  4. Antipasto
  5. Vietnamese
  6. Welsh Whisky (the first whisky made in Wales since the 19th century)
  7. Bordeaux
  8. Arnold Bennett
  9. Dry
  10. Betty's hotpot
  11. Hungary
  12. Drambuie
  13. Lamingtons
  14. South Africa

Food Questions III

  1. What is the main ingredient in Andouillette de Troyes?
  2. In which continent is 'quinoa' mostly grown?
  3. Which cocktail is made from gin, lemon juice, sugar and carbonated water?
  4. There were four basic tastes: sweetness, sourness, saltiness, and bitterness; but what do many now recognize as the fifth taste?
  5. What is a mortadella?
  6. What name is given to a Greek dip made of olive oil and fish roe with a consistency similar to mayonnaise?
  7. What was originally made from white Trebbiano grape juice, and used as a condiment?
  8. Duxelle are what vegetables, finely chopped, cooked in butter with shallots and wine?
  9. What type of cherries have the nickname 'cocktail cherries'?
  10. The saliva of which bird is used in the making of bird's nest soup?
  11. 'Angels on horseback' are oysters wrapped with what?
  12. What name is given to an Australian beer glass just smaller than a pint?


  1. Pork (it's a type of pork sausage)

  2. South America (in Peru and Bolivia)
  3. Tom Collins
  4. Umami
  5. A large Italian sausage
  6. Taramasalata
  7. Balsamic vinegar
  8. Mushrooms
  9. Maraschino cherries
  10. Swift or swiftlet
  11. Bacon
  12. Schooner

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