How Much Do You Know About Cooking?

Ready to test you cooking skills? We all love food, but how much do we know about cooking? Well, here are 12 questions ready to test your skills from history and specialized techniques to general rules of the kitchen.
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Question 1/12

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Fire revolutionized human civilization by giving us the chance to cook our food, and thus cooking was born; however, the real question is. How long ago was that?
1,000 years ago
10, 000 years ago
100,000 years ago
1,000,000 years ago
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Question 2/12

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Now that we have got some history out of the way. We all love to cook, but safety is important. What are the 4 basic steps to avoid food poisoning?
Clean, Mix, Chill, and Cook
Clean, Separate, Chill and Cook
Plan, Prepare, Process and Present
Prepare, Clean, Chill and Cook
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Question 3/12

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When cooking in the oven, what is the difference between baking and broiling?
Broiling cooks the food from one direction, while baking cooks from all directions
Broiling cooks with infrared heat while baking cooks with hot air
Broiling cooks with hot air while baking cooks with infrared heat
Broiling cooks the food from all directions while baking cooks from one direction
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Question 4/12

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Alright, we have covered some of the basics and now we can get ready to open up that recipe book and start making a dinner for a guest. Let's start with the sauces. What is a "white sauce"?
That alfraedo in the jar I bought from the grocery store
A sauce made out of butter, flour, and milk
A sauce made out of baking powder, milk and butter
Any sauce that is white in color
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Question 5/12

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Now that we have a sauce, let's talk pasta. When cooking pasta, you need to make it "el dente". What does "el dente" mean?
Just Right
A little soft
A little firm
To the Tooth
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Question 6/12

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You are reading a recipe and it instructs you to "cream" the butter and sugar. What are you supposed to do?
Mix them together quickly
Mix them with whipping cream
Mix them together until they are light and fluffy
Mix them in a sauce pan at low heat until smooth
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Question 7/12

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You are continuing to cook you meal, and down the recipe a little further, it asks you to "caramelize" some onions. What do you have to do?
Slowly cook onions for a period of time to make them sweet
Slowly cook onions in sugar to make them sweet
Slowly cook onions in caramel to make them sweet
Cook onions to make them brown like caramel
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Question 8/12

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Let's carry on down our recipe. Oh no! We are getting into some very intricate moves you gotta pull with your knife. We need to start to cut stuff up, but it is asking us to "mince" some garlic for our meal. What do we have to do to that garlic?
Cube it
Chop it up
Cut it in half
Cut it into very small pieces
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Question 9/12

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Oh no! Your brownie recipe calls for eggs, but your dinner guest is deathly allergic. It looks like you are going to have to do some quick substitution and there is no time to run to the store. What is not a good substitute?
Banana
Apple sauce
Cream cheese
Yogurt
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Question 10/12

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Your meal is almost ready, just a few more steps. You are planning on making a wonderful salad for your guest, but you want to really impress with a homemade dressing. Which would be not be a good base for a dressing?
Oil and vinegar
Cream cheese
Oil and lemon juice
Sour cream
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Question 11/12

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You are almost ready to entertain your guest. First, you need an entree. You find a great recipe for a garlic braised chicken that you want to try. What does braising entail?
Marinating the chicken in a basil marinade
Cooking the chicken in a pot with a flavorful liquid before searing it.
Searing the chicken before cooking it in a pot with a flavorful liquid.
Calling your mother for help.
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Question 12/12

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Alright, you have finished getting your meal ready. The final question is, what are you going to serve your guest to drink. You have a great chicken and you want to pair it with a wine. What kind of wine goes well with chicken?
Shiraz
Merlot
Pinot Noir
All of the Above
Result
Slow down there! Maybe the kitchen isn't the best place for you :-)...

C+, Reckless in the Kitchen

wikimedia.org
Right!
Well done. You are competent in the kitchen. You can probably follow a recipe with little to no help, but when it comes to making adjustments to the recipe or going off of the book you might stumble a bit. That is okay. Cooking is as much an art as it is a science and most of all it is a skill that needs to be learned and practiced. So, get to it and enjoy whipping up something delicious to share with friends and family.

B+, Kitchen Competent

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Right!
Way to go! You know your way around a kitchen and you are comfortable with not only following a recipe but adding your own style to your food. You are comfortable with boiling, broiling and braising your way through many different dishes and you probably have a good idea about how to adjust a recipe to meet your own needs with substitutes and pairings. You are a star in the kitchen.

A+, Head Chef

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Right!
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1
Fire revolutionized human civilization by giving us the chance to cook our food, and thus cooking was born; however, the real question is. How long ago was that?
1,000 years ago
10, 000 years ago
100,000 years ago
1,000,000 years ago
2
Now that we have got some history out of the way. We all love to cook, but safety is important. What are the 4 basic steps to avoid food poisoning?
Clean, Mix, Chill, and Cook
Clean, Separate, Chill and Cook
Plan, Prepare, Process and Present
Prepare, Clean, Chill and Cook
3
When cooking in the oven, what is the difference between baking and broiling?
Broiling cooks the food from one direction, while baking cooks from all directions
Broiling cooks with infrared heat while baking cooks with hot air
Broiling cooks with hot air while baking cooks with infrared heat
Broiling cooks the food from all directions while baking cooks from one direction
4
Alright, we have covered some of the basics and now we can get ready to open up that recipe book and start making a dinner for a guest. Let's start with the sauces. What is a "white sauce"?
That alfraedo in the jar I bought from the grocery store
A sauce made out of butter, flour, and milk
A sauce made out of baking powder, milk and butter
Any sauce that is white in color
5
Now that we have a sauce, let's talk pasta. When cooking pasta, you need to make it "el dente". What does "el dente" mean?
Just Right
A little soft
A little firm
To the Tooth
6
You are reading a recipe and it instructs you to "cream" the butter and sugar. What are you supposed to do?
Mix them together quickly
Mix them with whipping cream
Mix them together until they are light and fluffy
Mix them in a sauce pan at low heat until smooth
7
You are continuing to cook you meal, and down the recipe a little further, it asks you to "caramelize" some onions. What do you have to do?
Slowly cook onions for a period of time to make them sweet
Slowly cook onions in sugar to make them sweet
Slowly cook onions in caramel to make them sweet
Cook onions to make them brown like caramel
8
Let's carry on down our recipe. Oh no! We are getting into some very intricate moves you gotta pull with your knife. We need to start to cut stuff up, but it is asking us to "mince" some garlic for our meal. What do we have to do to that garlic?
Cube it
Chop it up
Cut it in half
Cut it into very small pieces
9
Oh no! Your brownie recipe calls for eggs, but your dinner guest is deathly allergic. It looks like you are going to have to do some quick substitution and there is no time to run to the store. What is not a good substitute?
Banana
Apple sauce
Cream cheese
Yogurt
10
Your meal is almost ready, just a few more steps. You are planning on making a wonderful salad for your guest, but you want to really impress with a homemade dressing. Which would be not be a good base for a dressing?
Oil and vinegar
Cream cheese
Oil and lemon juice
Sour cream
11
You are almost ready to entertain your guest. First, you need an entree. You find a great recipe for a garlic braised chicken that you want to try. What does braising entail?
Marinating the chicken in a basil marinade
Cooking the chicken in a pot with a flavorful liquid before searing it.
Searing the chicken before cooking it in a pot with a flavorful liquid.
Calling your mother for help.
12
Alright, you have finished getting your meal ready. The final question is, what are you going to serve your guest to drink. You have a great chicken and you want to pair it with a wine. What kind of wine goes well with chicken?
Shiraz
Merlot
Pinot Noir
All of the Above