7 Fun Food Quizzes
All foodies should find these quizzes simple. Identify the correct definition and win a boost to your self-esteem!
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.
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.
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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.
“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.
© 2018 Rupert Taylor