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Only 1 In 10 Americans Can Ace This "Odd One Out" Cooking Test — Can You?

Don't take this quiz if you can't handle the heat!

For each of the following questions, you will be given four words. It's your mission to use your cooking knowledge (or educated guessing) to select the one that does not belong.

Ready? Let's crank up the heat!

  1. FIND THE ODD ONE OUT:

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    Wrong! 

    It's Bouillon!

    The other three are types of pastry. A bouillon is a type of broth or stock.

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  2. FIND THE ODD ONE OUT:

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    It's duxelles!

    The other three are sauces. Duxelles are finely-chopped raw mushrooms that are usually used as a stuffing!

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  3. FIND THE ODD ONE OUT:

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    It's January King!

    The other three are types of potatoes. January King is a type of cabbage!

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  4. FIND THE ODD ONE OUT:

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    It's rouille!

    The other three are chopping methods. A rouille is a garlic and oil emulsion used as flavoring.

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  5. FIND THE ODD ONE OUT:

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    It's mushrooms!

    The other three are used in a mirepoix. A mirepoix is a combination of diced onion, carrot, and celery that's used to add flavor and aroma to stocks, sauces, soups, and other foods. Mushrooms are great, but not usually found in a standard mirepoix!

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  6. FIND THE ODD ONE OUT:

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    Wrong! 

    It's German!

    The other three are types of meringues.

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  7. FIND THE ODD ONE OUT:

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's papillote!

    The other three are types of pasta. A papillote is a parchment wrapping used for cooking fish or meat!

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  8. FIND THE ODD ONE OUT:

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    Wrong! 

    It's coulis!

    The other three are types of peppers. A coulis is a thick sauce usually made from one main ingredient, such as raspberries.

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  9. FIND THE ODD ONE OUT:

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    Wrong! 

    It's olive oil!

    The other three are leavening agents, which help doughs and batters rise.

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