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Your bread didn’t rise, oh no! Which ingredient did you most likely forget to include?





The term “baker’s yeast” refers to the varieties of yeast frequently used to make bread and other bakery goods. Baker’s yeast works as a leavener by converting the fermentable sugars in the dough into carbon dioxide and ethanol, which causes the bread to rise (expand and become lighter and softer).

What do you call lean meat that is dehydrated, either with or without smoke, and keeps without refrigeration, such as bison, beef, elk, or deer?





Lean-trimmed meat is cut into strips and dried (dehydrated) to prevent spoilage to, make jerky. Salt is typically added during this drying process to stop bacteria from growing before the meat has thoroughly dried.

Which foods are most frequently canned in oil instead of water, juice, or broth?



Garbanzo beans


For a few reasons, fatty cold-water sardines are canned in oil. It serves as a means of preservation and a good source of extra calories.

When a recipe calls for you to season something, what are you doing to it?

Letting it rest, or age, for “a season”

Adding sweet flavors like cinnamon, cocoa, or vanilla.

Adding salt, pepper, spices, and herbs

Coating it with oil

Adding salt, pepper, spices and herbs
To add flavoring to a food to enhance its taste. Some types of flavorings that are used are salt, pepper, herbs, spices, lemon juice, vinegar and condiments.

The two main benefits of marinating meat before cooking it are what?

Preserving and coloring

Preventing burning and creating good grill lines

Flavoring and tenderizing

Removing fat and shrinking bones

Flavoring and tenderizing
By including an acidic ingredient like wine, vinegar, or lemon juice, marinades help tenderize tough foods and add flavor to bland ones.

Although we always feel good about chocolate, which type will last the longest?

White Chocolate

Filled Chocolate

Milk Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate
The type of chocolate, the packaging, and the storage environment affect how long the chocolate will stay fresh. Due to the lack of dairy, dark chocolate keeps better than milk or white chocolate and can be kept for up to two years!

What makes broiling and grilling different?

Broiling cooks foods drier

Heat comes from above in broiling and below in grilling

There is no difference

Grilled foods can contain carcinogens

Heat comes from above in broiling and below in grilling
The indoor cooking technique of broiling uses an electric or gas oven. Both methods use dry heat to caramelize food quickly, but grilling imparts a more robust charred flavor, while broiling produces a lighter char.

What kind of oven uses a fan to circulate the hot air around the baking so that food cooks more quickly?





A convection oven, also known as a fan-assisted oven, uses fans to move hot air throughout the range and cook food faster than a standard oven. A convection oven distributes hot air to envelop food and cook it from all sides rather than relying on the heat radiation from heating elements.

Who doesn’t enjoy flavourful fried food? Which word implies that all or a portion of your sushi will be deep-fried in the batter?





A Japanese dish, tempura, typically consists of battered and deep-fried seafood, meat, and vegetables. Using fritter-cooking methods, the Portuguese brought the word to Nagasaki in the sixteenth century.

What are the ratatouille’s main ingredients?

Eggs, brioche, and cream

Pasta, andouille sausage, and onions

Zucchini, tomatoes, and eggplant

Pumpkin, nutmeg, and chicken stalk

Zucchini, tomatoes, and eggplant
A specialty of the French Cuisine region is the stewed vegetable dish ratatouille, invented in Nice and occasionally referred to as ratatouille variations. The usual ingredients are tomato, garlic, onion, squash, eggplant, bell pepper, and a variety of regional leafy green herbs, though there are many variations in recipes and cooking times.

What exactly is poaching?

Cooking in a water bath in the oven

Boiling to reduce broth

Waiting until no one is looking and kidnapping a cow

Gently simmering in liquid at low temperatures on the stovetop

Gently simmering in liquid at low temperatures on the stovetop
In the cooking process known as poaching, food is heated while submerged in a liquid like water, milk, stock, or wine. Poaching uses a relatively lower temperature than other “moist heat” cooking techniques like simmering and boiling.





The majority of cuisines include dumplings. The dumplings are prepared by mixing the dough, shaping it, and possibly stuffing it.

What are the four essential food preservers you should always have on hand?

Salt, sugar, oil, vinegar

Tequila, lime juice, Cointreau, salt

Absynth, rye, vermouth, angostura

Rum, lime juice, grapefruit juice, maraschino

Salt, sugar, oil, vinegar
The correct reaction is salt, which lowers the amount of water in the mixture; sugar; oil, which essentially smothers bacteria; and vinegar, which makes their environment unfavorable.

To julienne a food, what does that mean?

To mix with French herbs, juice, and freeze

To coat with crumbs and deep fry

To puree and use as a sauce

To cut into short, thin, matchstick shapes

To cut into short, thin, matchstick shapes
Julienne, allumette, or french cut, is a culinary knife cut in which the food item is cut into long thin strips, similar to matchsticks. Common items to be julienned are carrots for carrots julienne, celery for céléris remoulade, potatoes for julienne fries, or cucumbers for naengmyeon.

Which of these oils DOESN’T preserve food?

Olive oil

Canola oil

Mineral oil

Vegetable oil

Mineral oil
Mineral oil is an almost tasteless, colorless, oily, and water-insoluble liquid. It can be found in lubricant laxatives, carrier oils, and cosmetics.

A tablespoon contains how many teaspoons?





One tablespoon equals three teaspoons. Because a teaspoon is smaller, it is denoted by a lowercase t. Because a tablespoon is larger, it is marked by an uppercase T.

What is couscous?




Bread Crumbs

Water and semolina wheat are combined to create pasta pellets for couscous, which are then forced through a sieve.

When you deglaze a pan, what are you doing?

Seasoning a cast iron pan

Keeping a couple of inches of water in the bottom so it doesn’t dry out

Adding a bit of liquid to the bottom of a hot pan to release the stuck-on brown bits

Removing the shiny surface so foods won’t stick

Adding a bit of liquid to the bottom of a hot pan to release the stuck-on brown bits
Deglazing is just the process of adding liquid to a hot pan to release the caramelized bits stuck to the bottom. The thing about those pieces is that they are valuable.

What can be successfully substituted by combining milk and lemon juice?


Sterilize Milk



What’s left over after making butter from cream is called buttermilk. As a result, butter is not present. You can simulate its sour flavor by using an acid and a dairy product.

Which three wood flavors are most commonly used to smoke meats?

Cyprus, ash, and spruce

Redwood, cedar, and maple

Pine, mesquite, and fir

Hickory, apple, and oak

Hickory, apple, and oak
Although many different types of wood chips are available for smoking meat, a few stand out in terms of popularity, dependability, and consistency. Depending on where you live, different types of woods may be more famous for smoking meat, but in this area, maple, pecan, hickory, and oak wood chips are the top 4.

What does the term “caramelization” refer to outside the context of sweets?

To heat slowly, allowing the natural sugars to sweeten and brown

To stew vegetables until they are the color of caramel

To color a food brown by any method

To stir melted caramel into something

To heat slowly, allowing the natural sugars to sweeten and brown
When sugar is heated, it begins to caramelize. There is a release of chemicals that change the sugar’s flavor and color. The color of the sugar darkens, which is the first noticeable effect.

Which of these cookies is consistently baked twice?




Butter Cookie

Italian almond biscuits called biscotti also referred to as cantucci, have their roots in Prato, a city in Tuscany. They are oblong, twice baked, dry, crunchy, and can be dipped in a beverage, usually Vin Santo.

What is the process of freezing food, removing the water, and sealing it with nitrogen?





Freeze drying, also known as lyophilization or cryodesiccation, is a low-temperature dehydration process that entails freezing the product, reducing pressure, and removing the ice by sublimation. In contrast, the majority of traditional methods of dehydration use heat to evaporate water.

Describe “al dente.”

Sweet n Sour Pasta

Thinly sliced

A term to describe the ideal texture of cooked pasta

Overcook Pasta

A term to describe the ideal texture of cooked pasta
It is firm to the bite when pasta is cooked al dente.

Charcuterie is what?

Chef’s knives

A variety of pork preparations

A French sauce derived from hollandaise.

A cheese platter

A variety of pork preparations
The French word “charcuterie” refers to various types of processed pork, such as sausages, hams, pâté, and more.

What do you call the process of quickly boiling food to lock in flavor and color?





Food is typically chilled shocked in a bowl of ice water after being blanched in boiling water to stop the cooking process.

What do you call the process of removing some of the meat’s fat so the drippings can be collected?





Because rendered fat has a stronger flavor than cooking oil, it is frequently used in recipes.

What is the name of the famous Spanish cold vegetable soup served with various garnishes?





Cold gazpacho can be topped with roasted almonds, avocado, shrimp, chopped hard-boiled eggs, yogurt, sliced olives, and croutons as garnishes.

What exactly is nougat?

The most popular recipe format

A Fruit candy

A candy made with sugar, nuts, and honey.

A sweet n sour candy

Nougat is a family of confections made with sugar or honey, roasted nuts, whipped egg whites, and sometimes chopped candied fruit. The consistency of nougat is chewy, and it is used in a variety of candy bars and chocolates.

What is the name for the brown bits that remain at the pan’s bottom after cooking vegetables or meat?





Fond is one of the key ingredients to a delicious gravy or pan sauce. So never, ever wash away those brown bits in the bottom of your pan. Your grandmother may have called it pan drippings, but the French have a fancier name for it: fond.

One of these is not cooking salt. Which one?

Kala namak

Fleur de sel

Epsom salts

Hawaiian black lava

Epsom salts
Epsom salt is used to relax the muscles and ease headaches, and neck, back, and shoulder pain. Therefore, it is unquestionably not a cooking salt.

What is the common name for cooking or baking only with essential ingredients, avoiding convenience foods or premixed items?

From scratch

With elbow grease


Non-microwave cuisine

From scratch
Making food from scratch essentially means beginning from scratch. That’s fantastic, but it’s also okay to skip a few steps here and there. Any domestic cooking endeavors ought to be supported.

What distinguishes the Holy Trinity from mirepoix in the world of cooking?

Celery vs. leeks

Onions vs. potatoes

Celery vs. onions

Carrots vs. green bell peppers

Carrots vs. green bell peppers
Both the Holy Trinity and mirepoix are vegetable mixtures. Carrots are used differently than green bell peppers in each recipe. The Holy Trinity is a combination of onions, celery, and green bell peppers; mirepoix combines onions, celery, and carrots.

Which nation uses tagines the most commonly?



New Zealand


The shallow earthenware tagine, used to prepare Moroccan stews, has a cone-shaped lid. Olives can be found in some tagine stews.

What distinguishes virgin olive oil from other grades of olive oil?

Virgin oil comes from olive trees that have not been grafted with other trees.

Virgin is the only grade of olive oil produced in Italy.

Virgin olive oil is made from green olives, while other grades are made from black olives.

Virgin oil comes from the first pressing of the olives.

Virgin oil comes from the first pressing of the olives.
The best flavor and least amount of acid are found in virgin olive oil, made from the olives’ first pressing. Use lower grades of oil for cooking and pure oil for dipping or final drizzles.

What mistake causes biscuits or pie crust to be tough?


Too much butter

Using stale flour

Overworking the dough

Overworking the dough
Dough that has been overworked will be tough because the flour gluten has become too elastic.

What Chinese sauce made of soybeans, chiles, garlic, red beans, vinegar, and spices is used in dishes like Mu Shu pork and others?


Hoisin sauce

Tzatziki sauce


Hoisin sauce
The flavor of hoisin sauce is salty, tart, and sweet. Peking Duck is made with it.

A bouquet garni is what?

A bouquet of herbs for plating

A leafy garnish, such as parsley, is used as a plate decoration

A bundle of herbs was floated in the cooking liquid for flavor and removed just before serving

Edible flowers

A bundle of herbs was floated in the cooking liquid for flavor and removed just before serving.
Although the herbs in a bouquet garni can vary, parsley, thyme, and bay leaves are frequently present. The herbs can be wrapped in cheesecloth or tied with string.





Compared to authentic Ceylon cinnamon, cassia is less expensive and simpler to produce. Both are made from a tree’s bark. Quills refer to the curled, dried cinnamon bark.

What does “al forno” mean in Italian cooking?


Baked in an oven

Fish with roasted vegetables

Sauteed with fennel

Baked in an oven
Pizza and pasta are frequently cooked in an oven or al forno.

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