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Can You Actually Name These 13 Common Foods?

Macaroons vs. macarons

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  1. What is the name of this tasty pasta noodle?

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    Penne
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    Rigatoni
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    Rotini
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    Pappardelle
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    Rigatoni

    Rigatoni comes from the Italian word "rigato" — meaning "ridged."

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  2. What is the name of this spongy dessert?

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    Flan
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    Rice pudding
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    Crème brûlée<br />
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    Cremeschnitte
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Flan

    Flan gets its name from the medieval Latin word "flado" — meaning "flat" or "broad."

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  3. These colorful cookies are called what?

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    Macarons
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    Macrons
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    Macaroons
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    Mêcrons
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    Macaron

    Macarons are meringue-based sandwich cookies.

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  4. What type of bread is this?

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    Ciabatta
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    Challah
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    Sourdough
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    Rye
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    Wrong!

    Sourdough

    Sourdough bread is made with fermented dough and does indeed have a mildly sour taste.

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  5. What type of sushi is this?

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    Maki
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    Sashimi
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    Uramaki
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    Nigiri
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    Nigiri

    Nigiri usually consists of a small ball of rice smeared with wasabi sauce and topped with raw fish or other seafood.

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  6. What is this pull-apart dessert called?

    Pilsbury
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    Monkey bread
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    Bread pudding
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    Sticky cake
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    Pull-apart cake
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    Monkey bread

    Monkey bread is a sweet and sticky breakfast treat made primarily from biscuit dough and cinnamon sugar.

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  7. This cut of steak is called what?

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    Filet
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    Sirloin
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    Strip
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    Tenderloin
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    Strip steak

    Strip steak is a particularly tender cut of meat taken from the short loin of a cow.

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  8. This deep-fried pastry is called what?

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    Beignet
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    Du monde
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    Puff pastry
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    Friedcake
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    Beignet

    Beignet comes directly from the French word for "doughnut." They are especially popular in New Orleans.

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  9. What type of cake is this?

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    Angel food cake
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    Bundt cake
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    Pound cake
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    Chiffon cake
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    Chiffon cake

    Chiffon cakes have a very light and fluffy texture and are a cross between an oil cake and a sponge cake.

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  10. What is the name of this potato dish?

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    Scalloped potatoes
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    Potato au gratin
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    Potato casserole
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    Hashbrowns
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    Potato au gratin

    Potato au gratin consists of sliced boiled potatoes covered with cheese and bread crumbs.

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  11. This creamy entrée is called what?

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    Grits
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    Risotto
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    Polenta
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    Cream of wheat
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    Risotto

    Risotto is an Italian rice dish cooked in a broth until it has a creamy consistency.

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  12. This egg dish is known as what?

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    Eggs Benedict
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    Shirred eggs
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    Scotch eggs
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    Shakshuka
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    Scotch eggs

    A Scotch egg is a deep-fried boiled egg that's been wrapped in sausage meat and covered in bread crumbs.

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  13. What is the name of this savory stew?

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    Jambalaya
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    Paella
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    Ratatouille
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    Caponata
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    Jambalaya

    Jambalaya is a Cajun dish consisting mostly of rice and vegetables, though it can include sausage and shrimp as well.

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