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If You Get 7/10 On This Quiz, You're A Damn Good Cook

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  1. How many sticks of butter are in a cup?
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    One
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    Two
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    Three
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    Four
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    There are two sticks of butter in a cup.

    Each stick equals half a cup (or eight tablespoons). Check out this helpful chart for all your butter measuring needs.

    There are two sticks of butter in a cup.
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  2. Cherry stone, little neck, and top neck are all types of what? 
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    Clams
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    Oysters
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    Shrimp
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    Tomatoes
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    Cherry stone, little neck, and top neck are all sizes of clams.

    Little necks are the smallest, and top necks are the largest of the three. Learn more about the different sizes here.

    Cherry stone, little neck, and top neck are all sizes of clams.
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  3. Which part of the cow does a New York strip steak come from?
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    Leg
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    Neck
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    Belly
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    Loin
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    A New York strip steak comes from the short loin.

    It's also called an ambassador steak, a boneless club steak, or a hotel-style steak (although these terms are fairly uncommon).

    A New York strip steak comes from the short loin.
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  4. Cooking food in a small amount of fat until just softened is called what?
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    Braising
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    Broiling
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    Sweating
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    Sautéing
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    Sweating is the gentle cooking of vegetables in a little fat to soften them without browning.

    It's generally used as the first step of a recipe to build flavor and aroma.

    Sweating is the gentle cooking of vegetables in a little fat to soften them without browning.
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  5. What's another name for cremini mushrooms?
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    Oyster
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    Baby bella
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    Enoki
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    Shiitake
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    Cremini mushrooms are also called baby bellas.

    This is because they're actually just baby portobello mushrooms!

    Cremini mushrooms are also called baby bellas.
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  6. Which of these is not a type of tomato?
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    Kumato
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    Green zebra
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    Beefsteak
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    Redato
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    A redato is not a type of tomato.

    But kumato, green zebra, and beefsteak are!

    A redato is not a type of tomato.
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  7. What temperature should you cook chicken to?
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    125° F
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    145° F
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    165° F
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    185° F
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    Poultry should be cooked to 165° F.

    Check out this handy chart and never overcook your proteins again!

    Poultry should be cooked to 165° F.
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  8. What grain is traditionally used to make tabbouleh?
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    Bulgur
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    Quinoa
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    Brown rice
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    Millet
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    Tabbouleh is typically made with bulgur wheat.

    Bulgur is a grain made from the groats of wheat often used in soups, salads, and stews.

    Tabbouleh is typically made with bulgur wheat.
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  9. What's the ratio of carrot to celery to onion in a standard mirepoix?
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    1:1:1
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    1:1:2
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    2:1:1
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    1:1:3
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    Mirepoix is made with one part carrot, one part celery, and two parts onion.

    It's used as the foundation of many dishes including braises, stews, and soups. Learn how to make perfect mirepoix here.

    Mirepoix is made with one part carrot, one part celery, and two parts onion.
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  10. How long should you marinate fish?
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    30-60 minutes
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    2-3 hours
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    5-7 hours
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    overnight
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    Unlike most meat, fish should only be marinated for a short amount of time.

    This is because the acid in the marinade will start to "cook" the fish and cause it to become mushy (unless, of course, you're making a ceviche).

    Unlike most meat, fish should only be marinated for a short amount of time.
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