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  • 1. 

    What are the three main ingredients in traditional Mexican salsa?

    • A.

      Tomato, Jalapeno Pepper, Cilantro

    • B.

      Bell Peppers, Tomato, Cucumber

    • C.

      Onion, Tomato, Paprika

    • D.

      Tomato, Olive, Red Bell Pepper

    Correct Answer
    A. Tomato, Jalapeno Pepper, Cilantro
    Explanation
    Traditional Mexican salsa typically includes tomato, jalapeno pepper, and cilantro. These ingredients are commonly used in Mexican cuisine to create a flavorful and spicy salsa. Tomato provides a base for the salsa, while jalapeno pepper adds heat and cilantro adds freshness and a distinct flavor.

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  • 2. 

    What is guacamole made from?

    • A.

      Avocados

    • B.

      Snap Peas

    • C.

      Basil

    • D.

      Granny Smith Apples

    Correct Answer
    A. Avocados
    Explanation
    Guacamole is a popular Mexican dip or spread made from avocados. Avocados are mashed and mixed with various ingredients such as lime juice, onions, tomatoes, garlic, and cilantro to create a creamy and flavorful dip. It is commonly served with tortilla chips or used as a topping for tacos, burritos, or sandwiches.

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  • 3. 

    What kind of Greek bread is used in a gyro?

    • A.

      Gyro Bread

    • B.

      Pita Bread

    • C.

      Polaki Bread

    • D.

      Wheat Germ Bread

    Correct Answer
    B. Pita Bread
    Explanation
    Pita bread is the correct answer because it is the traditional bread used in a gyro. Pita bread is a round, flatbread that is typically made with flour, water, yeast, and salt. It has a pocket in the middle which makes it perfect for stuffing with gyro meat, vegetables, and tzatziki sauce. Pita bread is soft and slightly chewy, and its shape and texture complement the flavors and ingredients of a gyro.

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  • 4. 

    What do you include with the chicken, to make Chicken Cordon Bleu?

    • A.

      Ham And Cheese

    • B.

      Apples And Bacon

    • C.

      Truffles And Potatoes

    • D.

      Mushrooms And Scallions

    Correct Answer
    A. Ham And Cheese
    Explanation
    Chicken Cordon Bleu is a classic dish made by stuffing chicken breasts with ham and cheese. The ham provides a savory and slightly salty flavor, while the cheese adds a creamy and gooey texture. When cooked, the ham and cheese melt together, creating a delicious filling that complements the tender chicken. This combination of ham and cheese is what gives Chicken Cordon Bleu its distinctive taste and makes it a popular choice among chicken lovers.

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  • 5. 

    What is "Vichyssoise"?

    • A.

      A Type Of Chip Dip

    • B.

      Italian Ice Cream

    • C.

      Cold French Soup

    • D.

      Spanish Rice

    Correct Answer
    C. Cold French Soup
    Explanation
    Vichyssoise is a cold French soup made with pureed leeks, potatoes, cream, and chicken stock. It is typically served chilled and is often garnished with chives. This soup is known for its smooth and creamy texture, making it a popular choice during the summer months. It is not a type of chip dip, Italian ice cream, or Spanish rice.

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  • 6. 

    The food pierogi comes from what country?

    • A.

      Poland

    • B.

      China

    • C.

      Italy

    • D.

      Canada

    Correct Answer
    A. Poland
    Explanation
    Pierogi is a traditional dish in Poland, consisting of dumplings filled with various ingredients such as potatoes, cheese, meat, or fruit. It is considered one of the national dishes of Poland and has a long history in Polish cuisine. The word "pierogi" itself is derived from the Polish word "pierogi" or "pierog" which means "filled dumplings". Therefore, it is clear that the correct answer is Poland.

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  • 7. 

    What is a latke?

    • A.

      A Popular Austrian Dessert

    • B.

      A Flour Tortilla

    • C.

      A Potato Pancake

    • D.

      A Drink Made With Espresso And Milk

    Correct Answer
    C. A Potato Pancake
    Explanation
    A latke is a type of potato pancake. It is a traditional Jewish dish that is typically made by frying grated potatoes and onions. Latkes are often served during Hanukkah and are enjoyed by many people as a tasty and comforting treat.

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  • 8. 

    What type of fish is a dangerous delicacy for sushi eaters if not correctly prepared?

    • A.

      Blowfish

    • B.

      Shark

    • C.

      Starfish

    • D.

      Jellyfish

    Correct Answer
    A. Blowfish
    Explanation
    Blowfish is a dangerous delicacy for sushi eaters if not correctly prepared. This is because certain parts of the blowfish, such as the liver and ovaries, contain a potent neurotoxin called tetrodotoxin. If not removed properly, the toxin can contaminate the fish and cause paralysis, respiratory failure, and even death if consumed. Therefore, it is crucial to have highly skilled and trained chefs who know how to properly prepare blowfish to ensure its safe consumption.

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  • 9. 

    In what country did okonomiyaki originate?

    • A.

      Japan

    • B.

      Thailand

    • C.

      Brazil

    • D.

      South Africa

    Correct Answer
    A. Japan
    Explanation
    Okonomiyaki is a traditional Japanese dish that originated in Japan. It is a savory pancake made with a batter of flour, eggs, and shredded cabbage, mixed with various ingredients such as meat, seafood, or vegetables. It is then topped with a special sauce, mayonnaise, and bonito flakes. The word "okonomiyaki" itself means "grilled as you like it," reflecting the customizable nature of the dish. It is a popular street food in Japan and is often cooked on a hot plate right in front of the customers.

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  • 10. 

    What is "Coq au Vin"?

    • A.

      Chicken With Wine

    • B.

      Eggs With Mushrooms

    • C.

      Chicken With Brie

    • D.

      Eggs With Brie

    Correct Answer
    A. Chicken With Wine
    Explanation
    Coq au Vin is a traditional French dish that translates to "Chicken with Wine." It is a slow-cooked dish where chicken is braised in red wine along with bacon, mushrooms, onions, and garlic. The wine helps to tenderize the chicken and adds a rich flavor to the dish. Coq au Vin is typically served with potatoes or crusty bread and is a popular and delicious French classic.

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  • 11. 

    What is a main ingredient in ratatouille?

    • A.

      Eggplant

    • B.

      Milk

    • C.

      Potatoes

    • D.

      Okra

    Correct Answer
    A. Eggplant
    Explanation
    Ratatouille is a traditional French dish that consists of a variety of vegetables cooked together. One of the main ingredients in ratatouille is eggplant. Eggplant adds a rich and meaty texture to the dish, along with a slightly bitter taste. It is often sautéed or roasted before being combined with other vegetables such as tomatoes, zucchini, bell peppers, and onions. The combination of these ingredients creates a flavorful and hearty dish that is commonly served as a side or main course.

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  • 12. 

    The ingredients of the Scottish dish Haggis are boiled in what?

    • A.

      Goat's Skin

    • B.

      Cow's Bladder

    • C.

      Calf's Stomach

    • D.

      Sheep's Stomach

    Correct Answer
    D. Sheep's Stomach
    Explanation
    Haggis is a traditional Scottish dish and its ingredients are boiled in sheep's stomach. The stomach serves as a casing for the mixture of sheep's heart, liver, and lungs, along with oatmeal, onions, and various spices. The mixture is then cooked by boiling, resulting in a hearty and flavorful dish that is a staple of Scottish cuisine.

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  • 13. 

    What dish from Spain consists of saffron rice, shrimp, clams, chicken, sausage and peas?

    • A.

      Arroz Con Pollo

    • B.

      Paella

    • C.

      Sangria

    • D.

      Gazpacho

    Correct Answer
    B. Paella
    Explanation
    Paella is a traditional Spanish dish that consists of saffron rice, shrimp, clams, chicken, sausage, and peas. It is a popular and well-known dish in Spanish cuisine. The combination of these ingredients creates a flavorful and aromatic dish that is often enjoyed as a main course. Paella is typically cooked in a large, shallow pan called a paellera, which allows for even cooking and the development of a crispy bottom layer of rice known as socarrat.

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  • 14. 

    What is the most commonly used oil in Chinese cooking?

    • A.

      Groundnut Or Peanut Oil

    • B.

      Sunflower Oil

    • C.

      Olive Oil

    • D.

      Corn Oil

    Correct Answer
    A. Groundnut Or Peanut Oil
    Explanation
    Groundnut or peanut oil is the most commonly used oil in Chinese cooking because it has a high smoke point, which means it can withstand high temperatures without breaking down and smoking. This makes it ideal for stir-frying and deep-frying, which are common cooking methods in Chinese cuisine. Additionally, groundnut or peanut oil has a mild flavor that does not overpower the other ingredients in the dish, allowing the natural flavors to shine through.

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