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Food & cooking trivia questions will check your understanding of different food related topic. Food skill is defined as “At an individual and household level, food skills are a complex, inter-related, person-centred, set of skills that are necessary to provide and prepare safe, nutritious, and culturally acceptable meals for all members of one’s household”.

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Food & Cooking trivia questions

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1. Mozzarella cheese is made from the milk of which animal?
Buffalo

2. Which is the only edible food that never goes bad?
Honey

3. Which contains the most vitamin C per g – broccoli or oranges?
Broccoli, It has about mg of vitamin C per g, as opposed to an orange which has about mg of vitamin C per g

4. Yukon Gold, Idaho Russet and Red Bliss are all types of which vegetable?
Potato

5. What name is given to the salted roe (eggs) of sturgeon?
Caviar

6. What type of food is a peanut?
It’s a legume, not a nut

7. Carmine, the red food coloring commonly added to candy and juices to give them color, is made by boiling what?
Cochineal bugs (a type of beetle)

8. Apples, pears, plums, peaches and strawberries all belong to which family of flowering plants?
The rose family (Rosaceae)

9. From which part of a pig do we get ham?
The hind leg

10. Choux and filo are types of what?
Pastry

11. What name is given to a cockerel that has been castrated, and often fattened, to increase the quality of its meat?
Capon

12. Which staple food was rationed in the UK the year after the end of World War 2 despite having never been rationed during the war?
Bread

13. Which part of a cow does chuck meat come from?
The shoulder

14. In movies and literature, which herb is often used as a weapon by vampire hunters?
Garlic

15. What Italian term is used to describe pasta or rice that has been cooked until it is slightly firm to bite?
Al dente

16. What is the main ingredient of hash browns?
Potato

17. Which meat and vegetable stew originated from Hungary?
Goulash

18. Roquefort, Feta and Manchego are all cheeses made from the milk of which animal?
Sheep

19. What is a bratwurst?
A type of German sausage

20. How is sodium bicarbonate better known?
Baking soda

21. Cherry, plum and grape are all varieties of which fruit?
Tomato

22. If something is sauteed, how is it cooked?
It is fried in butter or other fat

23. What is the official state fruit of New Hampshire?
The pumpkin

24. If you put a rotten egg in a bowl of water will it float or sink?
It will float

25. Invented by James Caleb Jackson in 18which was the first cold breakfast cereal?
Granola

26. Which popular Mexican dish consists of chopped meat in a stew with red chillies and kidney beans?
Chilli con carne

27. Which acid is present in vinegar?
Acetic acid

28. How is sodium chloride better known?
Salt

29. Gala, honeycrisp and jazz are all varieties of which fruit?
Apple

30. In which country did Tacos originate?
Mexico

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