All About Cooking Methods! Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    How do you "season" a new pan before you cook in it?

    • A.

      Just Start Using It

    • B.

      Coat With Oil, Then Heat

    • C.

      Wash It With Soap

    • D.

      Cover It In Salt

    Correct Answer
    B. Coat With Oil, Then Heat
    Explanation
    To "season" a new pan before cooking in it, you need to coat it with oil and then heat it. This process helps to create a non-stick surface on the pan and prevents food from sticking to it during cooking. By heating the oil, it forms a thin layer that fills in the microscopic pores on the surface of the pan, creating a smooth and slick surface. This also helps to enhance the flavor of the food and improve the overall cooking experience.

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  • 2. 

    If a recipe asked you to "saute" a chopped onion, what would you do?

    • A.

      Fry It In A Bit Of Butter Or Oil

    • B.

      Deep Fry It Until Crisp In Oil

    • C.

      Freeze It

    • D.

      Simmer It In Bouillon Or Water

    Correct Answer
    A. Fry It In A Bit Of Butter Or Oil
    Explanation
    To "saute" means to cook food quickly in a small amount of fat over high heat. Therefore, the correct answer is to fry the chopped onion in a bit of butter or oil. This method allows the onion to become soft and slightly browned while enhancing its flavor. Deep frying would result in a different texture and taste, freezing is not a cooking method, and simmering in bouillon or water would result in a different outcome as well.

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  • 3. 

    In cooking a sauce or custard, what is it called when it is thick and forms a film on a metal spoon?

    • A.

      Coating A Spoon

    • B.

      Covering A Spoon

    • C.

      Drowning A Spoon

    • D.

      Encasing A Spoon

    Correct Answer
    A. Coating A Spoon
    Explanation
    When a sauce or custard is thick and forms a film on a metal spoon, it is called "coating a spoon." This occurs when the sauce or custard reaches the desired consistency and is ready to be used or served. The coating on the spoon indicates that the sauce or custard has thickened enough to adhere to the spoon, providing a visual cue for the cook.

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  • 4. 

    What does the Italian menu item "gnocchi" translate to in English?

    • A.

      Dumplings

    • B.

      Cake

    • C.

      Pancakes

    • D.

      Bread

    Correct Answer
    A. Dumplings
    Explanation
    Gnocchi is an Italian menu item that translates to "dumplings" in English. Gnocchi are small, soft dough dumplings that are typically made from potatoes, flour, and sometimes eggs. They are often served with various sauces or toppings, and are a popular dish in Italian cuisine.

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  • 5. 

    A whisk would be a good choice for completing which of these cooking tasks?

    • A.

      Mixing Pancake Batter

    • B.

      Mashing Potatoes

    • C.

      Deboning A Chicken

    • D.

      Scooping Fritters From A Deep Fryer

    Correct Answer
    A. Mixing Pancake Batter
    Explanation
    A whisk would be a good choice for mixing pancake batter because it is designed to incorporate air into the mixture and create a smooth and fluffy texture. The wires of the whisk help to break up any lumps in the batter and ensure that all the ingredients are well combined. Whisks are also easy to use and allow for quick and efficient mixing, making them a suitable tool for this particular cooking task.

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  • 6. 

    What is browning meat quickly in a skillet over high heat or under the broiler to seal in juices?

    • A.

      Searing

    • B.

      Frying

    • C.

      Basting

    • D.

      Baking

    Correct Answer
    A. Searing
    Explanation
    Searing is the process of browning meat quickly in a skillet over high heat or under the broiler to seal in juices. This high heat cooking technique helps to develop a flavorful crust on the meat's surface, creating a rich and caramelized flavor. By quickly searing the meat, the juices are locked inside, resulting in a moist and tender final product. Frying, basting, and baking do not involve the same high heat and quick cooking process as searing, and therefore do not achieve the same result.

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  • 7. 

    Why do chefs blanch vegetables?

    • A.

      To Preserve Color And Flavor

    • B.

      To Reduce Salt Content

    • C.

      To Cook Them Completely

    • D.

      To Freeze Them

    Correct Answer
    A. To Preserve Color And Flavor
    Explanation
    Chefs blanch vegetables to preserve their color and flavor. Blanching involves briefly immersing the vegetables in boiling water, followed by a quick transfer to ice water to stop the cooking process. This method helps to maintain the vibrant color of the vegetables while also preserving their natural flavors. Blanching also helps to remove any dirt or impurities on the surface of the vegetables. Additionally, blanching can help to soften the vegetables slightly, making them more palatable and easier to cook further in other recipes.

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  • 8. 

    What is another name for a slow cooker?

    • A.

      Steamer

    • B.

      Colander

    • C.

      Crock Pot

    • D.

      Braising Pan

    Correct Answer
    C. Crock Pot
    Explanation
    A slow cooker is commonly known as a crock pot. It is a kitchen appliance used for cooking food at low temperatures over a long period of time. The name "crock pot" is derived from the ceramic or porcelain pot that is used to cook the food. Slow cookers are popular for their convenience and ability to tenderize meats and develop flavors in dishes.

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  • 9. 

    What is the term for squashing dough with your hands to make it smooth and elastic?

    • A.

      Kneading

    • B.

      Rolling

    • C.

      Squooshing

    • D.

      Mashing

    Correct Answer
    A. Kneading
    Explanation
    Kneading is the correct term for squashing dough with your hands to make it smooth and elastic. This process involves pressing, folding, and stretching the dough to develop gluten, which gives the dough its elasticity. Kneading helps to evenly distribute ingredients, remove air bubbles, and create a cohesive dough that is ready for shaping and baking. Rolling, squooshing, and mashing are not accurate terms for this specific technique.

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  • 10. 

    What style of cooking uses dry heat via conduction?

    • A.

      Boiling

    • B.

      Broiling

    • C.

      Poaching

    • D.

      Baking

    Correct Answer
    D. Baking
    Explanation
    Baking is a style of cooking that uses dry heat via conduction. In baking, food is cooked by surrounding it with hot, dry air in an oven or a similar enclosed space. The dry heat allows for the transfer of heat through direct contact with the surface of the food, resulting in a crispy and browned exterior. This method is commonly used for baking bread, pastries, cakes, and other baked goods.

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  • 11. 

    Where did "pound cake" get its name?

    • A.

      You Pound The Ingredients Together

    • B.

      It Makes You Gain Pounds

    • C.

      Each Cake Weighs A Pound

    • D.

      Pound Of Flour, Sugar, Butter, Eggs

    Correct Answer
    D. Pound Of Flour, Sugar, Butter, Eggs
    Explanation
    The name "pound cake" originated from the fact that the traditional recipe calls for a pound of each main ingredient: flour, sugar, butter, and eggs. This equal weight of ingredients gives the cake its dense and rich texture.

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  • 12. 

    What cooking term describes about half of 1/8 teaspoon of a spice or seasoning?

    • A.

      Ounce

    • B.

      Hash

    • C.

      Dash

    • D.

      Splash

    Correct Answer
    C. Dash
    Explanation
    A dash is a cooking term that describes about half of 1/8 teaspoon of a spice or seasoning. It is a small amount, usually used to add a subtle flavor to a dish without overpowering it. Adding a dash of a spice or seasoning can enhance the taste of a recipe, making it more flavorful.

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  • 13. 

    What is the name for cooking food slowly in hot liquid that has not quite reached its boiling point?

    • A.

      Deglazing

    • B.

      Poaching

    • C.

      Reducing

    • D.

      Blanching

    Correct Answer
    B. Poaching
    Explanation
    Poaching is the correct answer because it refers to the method of cooking food slowly in hot liquid that is below its boiling point. This technique is commonly used for delicate foods such as eggs, fish, or fruits, as it allows for gentle and even cooking without overcooking or breaking apart the ingredients.

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  • 14. 

    When you pour a liquid over the surface of food in a fine, thread-like stream, what are you doing?

    • A.

      Drizzling

    • B.

      Blizzarding

    • C.

      Fizzling

    • D.

      Sizzling

    Correct Answer
    A. Drizzling
    Explanation
    Drizzling refers to pouring a liquid over food in a fine, thread-like stream. This technique is commonly used to add a small amount of sauce, dressing, or oil to enhance the flavor and presentation of the dish. It allows for precise control over the amount of liquid being added and creates a visually appealing effect on the food.

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  • 15. 

    What else generally goes on "cinnamon toast" besides cinnamon and butter?

    • A.

      Sugar

    • B.

      Ground Ginger

    • C.

      Parsley

    • D.

      Cardamom

    Correct Answer
    A. Sugar
    Explanation
    Cinnamon toast is typically made by spreading butter on toast and sprinkling it with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. While cinnamon and butter are the main ingredients, sugar is also an essential component as it adds sweetness to the toast. Ground ginger, parsley, and cardamom are not commonly used on cinnamon toast and do not complement the flavors as well as sugar does.

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