Can You Answer 12 Questions Every Chef Should Know?

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Question 1/12

ndtv.com
If someone requested their pasta to be cooked 'al dente,' what are they asking for?
Overcooked, very soft pasta
Cooked until just firm
Undercooked, semi-crunchy pasta
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Question 2/12

robertsboxedmeats.ca
If you were told to dredge a chicken breast, what were you told to do?
Cover it with flour, cornmeal, or bread crumbs
Clean it in cool water then immerse it in warm water
Marinate the chicken in a liquid mixture
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Question 3/12

flickr.com
Which of the following materials is necessary to flambé a dish?
Salt
Heavy Oil
Alcohol
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Question 4/12

asweetandsavorylife.com
Why would someone 'truss' a lamb?
To allow the meat to breathe while cooking
To retain juices in the meat while cooking
To hold its shape while cooking
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Question 5/12

trb.com
What do carrot sticks cut using the 'allumette' style of cutting look like?
Matchsticks
Fine strips
Small cubes
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Question 6/12

foodrepublic.com
What is the difference between a chowder and a bisque?
A chowder contains salt, a bisque does not.
A chowder has a milk base, a bisque's base is water or another clear liquid.
A chowder is chunky, and a bisque is smooth.
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Question 7/12

tcscorporatecatering.co.uk
What type of dish is a 'canapé?'
Main Dish
Appetizer
Dessert
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Question 8/12

foodnetwork.com
Fill in the blank: Gnocchi are Italian ____.
Matzo balls
Dumplings
Flour bites
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Question 9/12

whstatic.com
Which of these actions does NOT require a double boiler?
Tempering chocolate
Keeping gravy warm
Creating chicken stock
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Question 10/12

steamykitchen.com
True or False: Dipping prime rib in au jus will give it a more sour flavor.
True
False
It depends what type of au jus you are using.
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Question 11/12

naturesflavors.com
What flavor combination does 'allspice' taste most like?
Paprika, salt, nutmeg, & pepper
Garlic salt, celery salt, & Italian seasoning
Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, & pepper
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Question 12/12

afarmgirlsdabbles.com
Which of these ingredients does a basic 'hollandaise' sauce recipe NOT call for?
Lemon zest
Butter
Eggs
Result
Oh no! You didn't do so well with this quiz. Seems like it's time to revisit those culinary school lessons.

C+, Confused Cook

hilfreich.de
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Good job! You definitely know the basics of cooking. I'm sure you'd make an excellent sous chef, and with a some practice, you'll be a head chef in no time.

B+, Sous Chef

atcdn.net
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Amazing! From the perfect meat marinades to flawless flambés, you know it all. I'd love to eat food coming from YOUR kitchen.

A+, Head Chef

com.au
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1
If someone requested their pasta to be cooked 'al dente,' what are they asking for?
Overcooked, very soft pasta
Cooked until just firm
Undercooked, semi-crunchy pasta
2
If you were told to dredge a chicken breast, what were you told to do?
Cover it with flour, cornmeal, or bread crumbs
Clean it in cool water then immerse it in warm water
Marinate the chicken in a liquid mixture
3
Which of the following materials is necessary to flambé a dish?
Salt
Heavy Oil
Alcohol
4
Why would someone 'truss' a lamb?
To allow the meat to breathe while cooking
To retain juices in the meat while cooking
To hold its shape while cooking
5
What do carrot sticks cut using the 'allumette' style of cutting look like?
Matchsticks
Fine strips
Small cubes
6
What is the difference between a chowder and a bisque?
A chowder contains salt, a bisque does not.
A chowder has a milk base, a bisque's base is water or another clear liquid.
A chowder is chunky, and a bisque is smooth.
7
What type of dish is a 'canapé?'
Main Dish
Appetizer
Dessert
8
Fill in the blank: Gnocchi are Italian ____.
Matzo balls
Dumplings
Flour bites
9
Which of these actions does NOT require a double boiler?
Tempering chocolate
Keeping gravy warm
Creating chicken stock
10
True or False: Dipping prime rib in au jus will give it a more sour flavor.
True
False
It depends what type of au jus you are using.
11
What flavor combination does 'allspice' taste most like?
Paprika, salt, nutmeg, & pepper
Garlic salt, celery salt, & Italian seasoning
Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, & pepper
12
Which of these ingredients does a basic 'hollandaise' sauce recipe NOT call for?
Lemon zest
Butter
Eggs