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Are You a Real Foodie? Test Your Foodie IQ With Our Quiz

  If you think that you know everything there is to know about food and drinks, and you crave to test your culinary knowledge, try this challenging foodie quiz. But keep in mind that apart from cooking techniques, you will also be tested on your command of ingredients and where they come from, as a real food connoisseur should have both the chopping skills and the theoretical knowledge. Useful tip: Once you're done with the quiz, make sure to check the correct answers, we hid a lot of fun food-related facts for you in the answers section.
broccoli
 
 
Which one of these is not a relative of broccoli?
Asparagus is the odd one out, as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli are all Cruciferous vegetables and they all originated from one plant, wild cabbage.
cauliflower
Cauliflower
cabbage
Cabbage
Brussels sprouts
Brussels Sprouts
Asparagus
Asparagus
ice cream
 
 
Which of these ingredients is found in dairy?
Lactic acid is an ingredient commonly found in dairy, especially in the more fermented products, such as cheese and sour cream. It is lactic acid that gives these foods their slightly sour taste.
Lactic acid
Glycolic acid
Muriatic acid
pasta
 
 
Select "orzo" pasta from the pictures below:
Orzo pasta gets its name from the Italian word "orzo", which means barley, due to its visual resemblance to barley and rice.
spiral pasta
bow pasta
orzo pasta
spaghetti
mango
 
 
Where do mangoes come from?
The delicious mango is popular worldwide nowadays, but it actually originated in India, where it is the national fruit today.
India
South America
Egypt
China
sushi
 
 
Why is ginger added to sushi?
Pickled ginger is meant to cleanse your palate and help you distinguish the distinct flavors of each variety of fish.
To cleanse your palate
For aesthetic purposes
To counterbalance the hotness of wasabi
cheeses
 
 
Which of these cheeses can you throw on a grill?
Unlike most cheeses, halloumi, a type of cheese from Cyprus, doesn't melt when grilled. It forms a crispy crust instead, which makes it perfect for frying and grilling.
Halloumi
Mozzarella
Cheddar
Feta
cream puffs
 
 
Roux pastry is the basis for cream puffs and eclairs. What makes this pastry so special?
You have to pre-cook the flour and butter mixture to make roux dough.
It can be prepared both sweet and savory
It is cooked on the stove before being baked in the oven
It uses less eggs than other pastries
bug
 
 
What’s bug juice?
Low quality alcohol that makes you dead drunk really fast is sometimes colloquially referred to as bug juice.
Strong, low quality liquor or whiskey
A type of sweet, sticky syrup popular in England
When you leave a watermelon outside on a hot summer day
french fries
 
 
Which of the following is not a word used to describe fried potatoes?
Irish potatoes have little to do with potatoes and absolutely nothing to do with Ireland. This American dessert may resemble a potato, but it's a coconut cream dough rolled in cinnamon, yum.
French fries
Chips
Shoestring potatoes
Frites
Irish potatoes
peaches
 
 
Which US state is famous for its peaches?
The state of California is widely known as the leading producer of peaches in the United States.
California
Georgia
Hawaii
New Hampshire
question
 
 
What’s black pudding?
Black pudding is a type of blood sausage originating from Ireland and the UK. It's part of a traditional English Breakfast and, well, it has a characteristic black color.
A sausage made of pig’s blood that’s part of an English Breakfast
Another word for chocolate pudding
A special kind of blackcurrant jam that originated in Belgium
berries
 
 
Which one of these is not technically a berry?
Unlike the rest of the fruit on the answers list, in a botanical sense, strawberries are not technically a berry, but rather an aggregate fruit (and so are raspberries). Avocados, on the other hand, are considered a berry. Confusing, we know.
Avocado
Avocado
Strawberry
Strawberry
Watermelon
Watermelon
Banana
Banana
Fortune cookie
 
 
Fortune cookies were invented in which city?
Modern fortune cookies were inspired by a Japanese cookie from the Kyoto region, but they actually originated in a San Francisco bakery, Benkyodo. Fun fact: in 1989, fortune cookies were imported into Hong Kong and sold as "real American fortune cookies".
Beijing
San Francisco
Seoul
Shanghai
beans
 
 
Which of the following foods is NOT a bean?
Green beans are legumes, but they're not beans. Yes, these two are not synonymous, as beans are fruit that grow in pods, whereas legumes are the plants that grow beans. Because of this, all beans are legumes, but not all legumes are beans. And yes, according to the same logic, peanuts are considered beans because they grow in pods.
Peanuts
Peanuts
Lentils
Lentils
Green beans
Green beans
Peas
Peas
coconut
 
 
What does the “coco” in the word coconut stand for?
When Spanish and Portuguese colonizers first encountered coconuts on their journey to the islands of the Pacific, the oblong shaped nut with the 3 holes on its top reminded them of a skull, "coco" in Spanish and Portuguese (or alternatively, a witch or ghost called "coco"), so they decided to call it a coco-nut.
It means “skull” or “head” from Portugese, named for the 3 holes on a coconut resembling said body part
It’s a contraction of the French exclamation “cocorico” meaning cock-a-doodle-do
It stands for “pal” or “buddy” from French, referring to the many uses of the coconut
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