7 Fun Food Quizzes

Updated on January 20, 2020
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I've spent half a century (yikes) writing for radio and print—mostly print. I hope to be still tapping the keys as I take my last breath.

All foodies should find these quizzes simple. Identify the correct definition and win a boost to your self-esteem!


Upmarket “Dining”

The genesis of this article was an experience I had at one of those restaurants where you have to ask the server “What’s this?” for almost every item on the menu.

That experience spawned the idea of testing the culinary vocabulary of ordinary folk, but to be far less food snobbish than questions about pork nduja or deer lichen. Go on. Give it a try. It might be fun.

Deer lichen - half a yum.
Deer lichen - half a yum. | Source

The rules are simple. Something to do with the culinary arts is listed and three possible definitions are offered—only one of which is correct. The questions are grouped in small batches to allow for the insertion of images and videos. I'm told people need stimulation of a visual kind these days or they'll lose interest.

There is only one trick question. See if you can spot it.

Fried spiders anyone?
Fried spiders anyone? | Source

Food Quiz #7

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The Trick Question

Did you catch it? It’s the one about haggis. The three questions were:

  • The most revolting dish ever concocted by humans.
  • The second most revolting dish ever concocted by humans.
  • A Scottish “delicacy.”

All three answers are correct.

There might be a way of combining all answers to give you a cumulative score for the entire quiz, but such remains well beyond the digital skills of the quizmaster.

Bonus Factoids

“Will that be six fries with that?” Harvard Professor Eric Rimm recommends, for health reasons, restricting a serving of French fries to six (6). Who says Ivy League academics aren’t in touch with the lives of ordinary people?

The story is that, in 1789, when Marie-Antoinette was told the people had no bread, she replied, “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche.” This has been widely translated as “Let them eat cake.” But, the phrase was in circulation for many years before the French queen was born, and most historians agree that Marie-Antoinette almost certainly did not utter the words.


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      Susan Edwards 

      20 months ago

      My children used to sing "Hot dogs are made up of lips and eyelashes" to the Sound of Music song These are A Few of My Favourite Things. More useful parts of a cow.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      20 months ago from Sunny Florida

      This was a fun quiz where I did a lot of guessing. Perhaps some traveling abroad would have improved my score, but on several questions I did have a good idea for answering.

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      Rupert Taylor 

      20 months ago from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

      Hi Mr. Happy. I grew up England where it was said you could eat everything a pig had to offer except its squeal. N. Americans do eat the entire cow or hog when they bite into a hot dog; they just don’t realise it.

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      Mr. Happy 

      20 months ago from Toronto, Canada

      Reduction: "A cooking technique that allows restaurants to add 10 percent to the bill." - That is actually correct too LOL Reduction helps thicken a sauce, bringing out the flavors but it also gets more expensive. If I'm in a restaurant kitchen an extra twenty minutes reducing your sauce, You're gonna pay for it! Haha!! Unless I invited You to come over for dinner at the house. Then, it's free.

      "A jellied meat loaf made up of all the parts of a pig that can’t be sold otherwise." - You can sell them otherwise too just not to North Americans who have been here for a couple of generations. When You go to the supermarket, You only find chicken breast, chicken thighs, chicken legs. Where's the head? Where's the neck? Where are the feet? Or, do North American chickens grow without feet and head? LOL Many people don't know how to use an entire animal in North America, unless You're Native, or come from some other place (not US, or Canada). I remember when my grandma would cut the pig in the fall/winter: everything was used, from tail to snout, to feet - no waste.

      Well, this was fun! I cook regulary. I worked in restaurants, I have friends who owned/own restaurants but even with all that I failed most of the quizes. It's because of all the fancy names they give to simple things. I was thickening my sauces by leaving them on low heat, before I knew about "reduction" LOL

      Okay, enough of me for now. Thank You for your article and all the best!

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      Liz Westwood 

      20 months ago from UK

      Thanks for that. I enjoyed it, but there were some retakes!

    • Rupert Taylor profile imageAUTHOR

      Rupert Taylor 

      20 months ago from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

      Glad you enjoyed it Rochelle. As to the rutabaga it was banished from my life more than half a century ago. I have never missed it.

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      Rochelle Frank 

      20 months ago from California Gold Country

      That was fun. I actually knew about half of them and got quite a few more by dumb luck.

      On the other hand, I'm not tempted to try or even taste most of them. I noticed that the poor rutabaga was once again ignored.


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