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What's Your Cooking IQ?

Time to put your skills to the test.

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  1. Which of these knives is the biggest?
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    Paring knife
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    Cleaver
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    Boning knife
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    Tourne knife
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    A cleaver is the biggest knife.

    It's a large, heavy knife that's used to hack through hearty vegetables, bones, and meat.

    A cleaver is the biggest knife.
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  2. Which ingredient do you use the most of when making a mirepoix?
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    Carrot
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    Celery
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    Onion
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    Traditional mirepoix is made with 25% carrots, 25% celery, and 50% onions.

    Learn how to make it here.

    Traditional mirepoix is made with 25% carrots, 25% celery, and 50% onions.
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  3. Which one of these is an oyster mushroom?
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    Oyster mushrooms are large, velvety, and super savory.

    The entire mushroom is tender (including the stem) which makes them a favorite among chefs. Learn more about them here.

    Oyster mushrooms are large, velvety, and super savory.
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  4. Which of these is not a fresh cheese?
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    Ricotta
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    Cottage cheese
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    Grana Padano
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    Mascarpone
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    Grana Padano is not a fresh cheese.

    The cheese (which is somewhat similar to parmesan) is aged for about two years. Learn more about it here.

    Grana Padano is not a fresh cheese.
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  5. Which one of these spices is coriander?
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    Coriander is the seeds of the cilantro plant.

    They have a soft, earthy flavor and floral aroma. Learn how to use them here.

    Coriander is the seeds of the cilantro plant.
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  6. TRUE OR FALSE:<br />Sweet potatoes and yams are the same thing.<br />
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    FALSE
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    That's false.

    Although similar, sweet potatoes and yams are not the same thing. The common orange-fleshed potatoes you see in grocery stores are most likely sweet potatoes while yams are a starchy root vegetable that is less common. Read more here.

    That's false.
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  7. Which of these vegetables is kohlrabi?
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    Kohlrabi is a wonky-looking brassica.

    It has a crunchy texture that can be enjoyed raw or cooked and has a fairly mild flavor. Learn more about it here.

    Kohlrabi is a wonky-looking brassica.
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  8. Which one of these tools is an immersion blender?
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    An immersion blender is a handheld tool used to purée foods.

    It comes in handy when you want to quickly blend something up without having to bust out a blender. Check out all the ways to use it here.

    An immersion blender is a handheld tool used to purée foods.
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  9. What is a bouquet garni?
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    A mixture of salad greens cut with fresh herbs.
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    A bundle of herbs tied together with string.
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    An old school terms for raw vegetables.
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    The paper caps that cover the ends of roasted poultry.
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    A bouquet garni is a bundle of herbs tied together with string.

    They are usually steeped in a liquid to add flavor without actually adding the physical pieces of herbs to the dish. Learn more about them here.

    A bouquet garni is a bundle of herbs tied together with string.
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  10. Which ingredient is usually not added to herbes de Provence?
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    Mint
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    Lavender
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    Thyme
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    Oregano
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    Herbes de Provence is a blend of dried herbs used in savory recipes.

    Although every cook has their own unique recipe for the blend, mint is rarely used. Learn how to make your own blend here.

    Herbes de Provence is a blend of dried herbs used in savory recipes.
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