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Only A True Foodie Can Get More Than 70% In This Quiz

Prove yourself to the food gods.

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  1. Where does German chocolate cake originate from?

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    England
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    Holland
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    America
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    Germany
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    German chocolate cake is actually named after Sam German, an American who developed the recipe.

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  2. Which of these is pappardelle?

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  3. What type of alcohol goes best with salty, fatty foods?

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    Beer
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    White wine
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    Red wine
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    Champagne
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    According to The World of Fine Wine, salty, fatty foods and champagne go hand in hand. A prime example of this is fried chicken.

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  4. What is blanching?

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    Submerging food in a liquid, such as water, milk, stock, or wine.
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    Soaking food in a seasoned liquid before cooking.
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    Briefly boiling a food, then plunging it into ice water.
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    Frying a food with minimal oil.
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    Blanching, which is usually used in the cooking of fruits or vegetables, is the process of briefly boiling a food substance before plunging it into ice water. It can be used to preserve colour and texture, to prepare ingredients ahead of time, and to prepare vegetables for freezing.

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  5. Where does the Caesar salad originate from?

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    Greece
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    Italy
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    Spain
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    Mexico
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    Although the salad's origin is a hotly debated topic, according to an article on the Huffington Post, Italian-American restaurateur Caesar Cardini invented the salad in 1924 in Tijuana, Mexico.

  6. When eating sushi, what is the ginger for?

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    To cleanse your palate between each sushi.
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    To garnish your sushi.
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    To freshen your breath at the end of the meal.
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    To complement the fattiest fish.
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    While the ginger is an essential element in the presentation of sushi, its actual purpose is to cleanse your palate.

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  7. What is the proper name for sushi ginger?

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    Gari
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    Beni shoga
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    Nozawana
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    Daikon
  8. Which of these is NOT another name for salad rocket?

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    Arugula
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    Sorrel
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    Rucola
  9. Which country does Cotija cheese originate from?

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    Spain
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    Chile
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    Paraguay
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    Mexico
  10. What is honey made from?

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    Nectar and bee vomit
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    Nectar and bee urine
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    Nectar and bee poop
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    Nectar is extracted from flowers and stored in the bee’s extra stomach. The bee then passes the nectar to another bee by regurgitating into the other bee’s mouth – this process is repeated until the partially digested nectar is finally deposited into a honeycomb.

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  11. Which of these is roti?

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  12. Which of these chilli peppers is an essential ingredient to Caribbean cuisine?

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    Scotch bonnet
    Scotch bonnet
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    Jalapeño
    Jalapeño
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    Peperoncino
    Peperoncino
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    Bell pepper
    Bell pepper
  13. Which ingredient is NOT needed to make choux pastry?

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    Butter
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    Sugar
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    Flour
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    Eggs
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    Water
  14. What is the difference between gelato and ice cream?

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    Ice cream has less fat.
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    Gelato uses more cream.
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    Less air is churned into gelato.
  15. For which course would you eat spotted dick?

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    Starter
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    Main
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    Dessert
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    Spotted dick is a British pudding made with suet and dried fruit.

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