Quiz: Can You Answer These Kitchen Questions Great Home Cooks Should Know?
Can You Answer These Kitchen Questions Great Home Cooks Should Know?
By: Kirsten
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About This Quiz

Home cooking can be a lot of fun. It allows you to experiment with new flavors, unleash your creativity and enjoy delicious homemade food. You can also easily customize a meal according to your preferences, allergies or dietary requirements. To top things off, cooking at home is typically cheaper than eating out. You can save a lot of money in the long run! Needless to say, there are so many perks to home cooking.

It all comes down to knowing your way around the kitchen. This is where the magic happens, after all.

Take a minute to think about your kitchen and cooking knowledge. Can you identify different cooking techniques? Are you familiar with common kitchen tools, appliances and equipment? What about basic units of measurements — and their conversions?

Oh, and we can’t forget about the ingredients themselves. Every home chef should know how to make basic components like roux and stock. It also doesn’t hurt to know a thing or two about preparing meat and produce, too.

So, how well do you know the kitchen? Find out and test your chops with this fun quiz for home cooks!

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Which thickening agent is made of equal parts fat and flour?
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How many tablespoons are in 1/2 cup?
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What does it mean to cut food into thin strips, about the size of matchsticks?
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Which of the following can NOT be used to puree food?
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This term is another word for "peel."
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Velouté sauce is made out of blond roux and...
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You can shuck all of these foods except...
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If you need to cut food into very tiny pieces, what should you do?
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Traditional tortillas are usually made of corn or what type of flour?
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This cooking method involves submerging food in hot liquid.
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This outer layer of citrus fruits is typically used as seasoning.
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What is the safe minimum cooking temperature for chicken?
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Hollandaise sauce is made of clarified butter, egg yolks, and...
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What is another word for fish eggs?
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Balsamic vinegar is made of fermented...
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How many tablespoons are in 1/4 cup?
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The term "rocket" is another name for this leafy green.
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What is the safe minimum cooking temperature of steak?
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A basic aioli sauce does not contain...
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Where is the safest place to marinate raw meat?
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Which kitchen appliance cooks food on a flat and smooth surface?
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What is a small broiler that's used to melt or brown the top of foods?
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Which one is a type of Chinese cabbage?
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About how many teaspoons are in one tablespoon?
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Food shouldn't be left out of the refrigerator for more than...
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Which of the following is not a root vegetable?
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One tablespoon of fresh herbs equals this amount of dried herbs.
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