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  • 1. 

    What famous dish uses arborio rice?

    • A.

      Jambalaya

    • B.

      Fried Rice

    • C.

      Risotto

    • D.

      Gumbo

    Correct Answer
    C. Risotto
    Explanation
    Risotto is a famous dish that uses arborio rice. Arborio rice is a short-grain rice that is known for its high starch content, which gives risotto its creamy texture. It is cooked slowly with broth, onions, and other ingredients, resulting in a rich and flavorful dish. Jambalaya, fried rice, and gumbo are all delicious dishes, but they do not typically use arborio rice.

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  • 2. 

    If you'd like to order eel at a Japanese restaurant you'd use what word?

    • A.

      Unagi

    • B.

      Moshi Moshi

    • C.

      Sashimi

    • D.

      Temaki

    Correct Answer
    A. Unagi
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Unagi." In Japanese cuisine, "Unagi" refers to grilled freshwater eel, which is a popular dish often served at Japanese restaurants. It is commonly enjoyed in various forms, such as in sushi, rice bowls, or as a standalone dish. Therefore, if you want to order eel at a Japanese restaurant, you would use the word "Unagi."

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  • 3. 

    With which vegetable are Norwegian Lefse made?

    • A.

      Potatoes

    • B.

      Carrots

    • C.

      Cabbage

    • D.

      Zucchini

    Correct Answer
    A. Potatoes
    Explanation
    Norwegian Lefse are made with potatoes. This traditional Norwegian flatbread is typically made by boiling and mashing potatoes, mixing them with flour, butter, and cream, and then rolling out the dough into thin rounds. The dough is then cooked on a griddle or skillet until it becomes soft and slightly browned. Potatoes are a key ingredient in Lefse as they provide the base for the dough, giving it a soft and tender texture.

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  • 4. 

    What is a "sabayon"?

    • A.

      Japanese Seasoning

    • B.

      A Custard Dessert

    • C.

      A Cake

    • D.

      Dutch Shoe

    Correct Answer
    B. A Custard Dessert
    Explanation
    A "sabayon" is a custard dessert. It is a light and creamy dessert made by whisking together egg yolks, sugar, and a sweet wine, such as Marsala. The mixture is then gently heated and continuously whisked until it thickens and becomes frothy. Sabayon can be served on its own or used as a sauce or topping for other desserts, fruits, or even savory dishes. It is a popular dessert in Italian cuisine and is often enjoyed for its rich and velvety texture.

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  • 5. 

    What are 3 ingredients in the famous chilled Spanish vegetable soup, Gazpacho?

    • A.

      Red Wine, Chili Peppers, And Beef Stock

    • B.

      Salsa, Potatoes, And Corn

    • C.

      Ripe Tomatoes, Cucumbers, And Vinegar

    • D.

      Chorizo Sausage, Zucchini, And Rice

    Correct Answer
    C. Ripe Tomatoes, Cucumbers, And Vinegar
    Explanation
    Gazpacho is a famous chilled Spanish vegetable soup. It is traditionally made with ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, and vinegar. These ingredients give the soup its refreshing and tangy flavor. The tomatoes provide a rich and juicy base, while the cucumbers add a crisp and cool element. The vinegar adds acidity and enhances the overall taste of the soup. Red wine, chili peppers, and beef stock are not typically used in gazpacho. Salsa, potatoes, and corn are also not traditional ingredients in this soup. Chorizo sausage, zucchini, and rice are not commonly found in gazpacho recipes either.

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  • 6. 

    What is used to cook ceviche?

    • A.

      A Bar-B-Que Grill

    • B.

      An Oiled Skillet

    • C.

      Lime Juice

    • D.

      A Double Boiler

    Correct Answer
    C. Lime Juice
    Explanation
    Ceviche is a popular dish in Latin American cuisine that is typically made by marinating raw fish or seafood in citrus juice, such as lime juice. The acidity of the lime juice helps to "cook" the fish by denaturing the proteins, giving it a firm texture and a tangy flavor. Therefore, lime juice is the key ingredient used to cook ceviche, making it the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    What is "tahini"?

    • A.

      An Indian Spice

    • B.

      Sesame Seed Paste

    • C.

      Lamb Pate

    • D.

      A Mediterranean Fish

    Correct Answer
    B. Sesame Seed Paste
    Explanation
    Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. It is commonly used in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines as a key ingredient in dishes like hummus and baba ganoush. Tahini has a nutty flavor and a creamy texture, making it a versatile ingredient in both sweet and savory recipes. It is rich in healthy fats, protein, and minerals, making it a nutritious addition to many dishes.

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  • 8. 

    What is the main flavoring agent in a Mornay Sauce?

    • A.

      Bechamel

    • B.

      Asparagus

    • C.

      Gruyere Cheese

    • D.

      Milk

    Correct Answer
    C. Gruyere Cheese
    Explanation
    A Mornay sauce is a classic French sauce made by adding Gruyere cheese to a bechamel sauce. Gruyere cheese is the main flavoring agent in this sauce, providing a rich and nutty flavor. It is melted into the bechamel sauce, creating a creamy and cheesy sauce that is commonly used in dishes like macaroni and cheese or served over vegetables.

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  • 9. 

    What is "Lihaperunasoselaatikko"?

    • A.

      A Boxed Potato/Meat Stew

    • B.

      Wine

    • C.

      A Type Of Cracker

    • D.

      A Dessert

    Correct Answer
    A. A Boxed Potato/Meat Stew
    Explanation
    "Lihaperunasoselaatikko" is a Finnish dish that translates to "boxed potato/meat stew." This dish is made with a combination of potatoes and meat, typically ground beef or pork, along with various seasonings and spices. It is then baked in the oven until the potatoes are tender and the flavors have melded together. The term "boxed" refers to the traditional way of preparing and serving this dish in a casserole or baking dish. It is a popular comfort food in Finland and is often enjoyed as a hearty and satisfying meal.

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  • 10. 

    A ganache is a combination of cream and what?

    • A.

      Eggs

    • B.

      Butter

    • C.

      Cheese

    • D.

      Chocolate

    Correct Answer
    D. Chocolate
    Explanation
    Ganache is a rich and creamy mixture made by combining cream with chocolate. It is commonly used as a filling, frosting, or glaze in various desserts and pastries. The combination of cream and chocolate creates a smooth and velvety texture with a rich chocolate flavor. Ganache is versatile and can be flavored or customized by adding other ingredients such as liqueur or extracts. It is a popular choice for truffles, cakes, tarts, and other decadent desserts.

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  • 11. 

    What is Garam Masala?

    • A.

      An Italian Dessert Wine

    • B.

      A Blend Of Spices

    • C.

      Herb Made From Crushed Dried Leaves Of The Vine

    • D.

      A Measuring Spoon

    Correct Answer
    B. A Blend Of Spices
    Explanation
    Garam Masala is a blend of spices commonly used in Indian cuisine. It is made by grinding various spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, cumin, and coriander seeds. This spice blend adds a warm and aromatic flavor to dishes and is often used in curries, rice, and meat preparations. Garam Masala is an essential ingredient in many Indian recipes and is known for its unique and rich taste.

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  • 12. 

    What is the main ingredient in a "Boxty"?

    • A.

      Eggs

    • B.

      Potatoes

    • C.

      Flour

    • D.

      Rice

    Correct Answer
    B. Potatoes
    Explanation
    Boxty is a traditional Irish dish, and the main ingredient in it is potatoes. It is a type of potato pancake or dumpling that is made by combining grated or mashed potatoes with flour, baking soda, buttermilk, and sometimes eggs. The mixture is then fried until golden brown. Potatoes are the key component of boxty, providing the base and texture for this delicious and popular Irish dish.

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  • 13. 

    What is the main ingredient in the Malaysian dish called Nasi Lemak?

    • A.

      Rice Cooked In A Curried Stew

    • B.

      Beef Cooked In Coconut Milk

    • C.

      Beef Cooked In A Curried Stew

    • D.

      Rice Cooked In Coconut Milk

    Correct Answer
    D. Rice Cooked In Coconut Milk
    Explanation
    Nasi Lemak is a traditional Malaysian dish where rice is cooked in coconut milk, giving it a rich and creamy flavor. The coconut milk adds a unique taste and aroma to the dish, making it a popular and beloved choice among Malaysians. The dish is often served with various accompaniments such as sambal (spicy chili paste), fried anchovies, peanuts, cucumber, and boiled egg.

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  • 14. 

    What are the two main ingredients in the Scottish dish "stovies"?

    • A.

      Bacon And Eggs

    • B.

      Potatoes And Turnip

    • C.

      Beef And Herring

    • D.

      Potatoes And Onions

    Correct Answer
    D. Potatoes And Onions
    Explanation
    Stovies is a traditional Scottish dish made with potatoes and onions. These two ingredients are the main components of the dish, which is typically cooked slowly in a pot with some fat or dripping. The potatoes and onions are usually sliced or diced and then cooked until tender. The dish is known for its simplicity and hearty flavor, making it a popular comfort food in Scotland.

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  • 15. 

    What is "Leberkas"?

    • A.

      A German Dish

    • B.

      A Mexican Dish

    • C.

      An Italian Dish

    • D.

      A Portuguese Dish

    Correct Answer
    A. A German Dish
    Explanation
    Leberkas is a German dish. It is a type of meatloaf made from minced meat, usually a combination of pork and beef, along with various spices and seasonings. The mixture is then formed into a loaf shape and baked until cooked through. Leberkas is typically sliced and served as a sandwich or with mustard and bread. It is a popular and traditional dish in Germany, particularly in Bavaria.

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