What small, seed-like grain is popular today with vegans and vegetarians, and is commonly used in cold salads or as a hot side dish?
A ______ is an edible ingredient that is added last to a dish to make it more attractive to the eye (e.g., nuts or parsley).
How are white and red wines made differently?
When making white wine, grapes are pressed and the juice is fermented. When making red wine, the juice and grapes are fermented together.
White wine is typically lighter in body and fruity in flavor. Red wine is heavier and darker, with a bold, dry taste.
What large, green leaves have a powerful yet pleasant aroma and pair well with tomatoes, fresh mozzerella, and olive oil?
To brown the exterior of meat or fish by subjecting it to a very high heat surface for a short period of time is to ______ it.
What is the name for a cold, emulsified condiment made from eggs, vinegar, and oil?
Similar commercial versions are commonly called mayonnaise.
- 1 1/2 oz. gin (or vodka)
- 1/2 oz. dry vermouth
- Lemon peel or olive
- 1 1/2 oz. golden rum
- 1 1/2 oz. coconut cream
- 4 oz. pineapple juice
- 4-5 ice cubes
- pineapple chunks
What is the name for pods of soybeans that are blanched, salted, and served as an appetizer?
What is the portion of meat from the beef tenderloin that is boneless, lean, and very tender?
What thick, fermented dairy product is made from curdled milk?
Which small green bud is often served pickled or salted, as a condiment with olive oil and herbs?
What dish is typically served as an hors d'oeuvre and consists of harvested fish eggs?
Which medium-sized legume is popular around the world, and is the main ingredient in hummus?
What spicy pork sausage is a specialty of Spanish and Mexican cuisines?
What is the name of thickened cream that is slightly thinner than sour cream and is a traditional ingredient in French cuisine?
What leafy vegetable has two varieties, one with small, yellowish shoots that form a tight head similar to romaine lettuce, and the other that has a white core with small, spiny leaves?
What delicacy of French cuisine is actually fattened liver of a goose or duck, and is typically eaten with a sweet or sour accompaniment?
Which plant is known for its distinctive, pungent smell and aroma, and is fundamental in many dishes and cuisines?
What staple in Japanese cuisine is a salty, fermented paste made from rice, barley, or soybeans, and is used to flavor soups, sauces, and condiments?
What is the name for seaweed that has been dried and pressed, and is commonly used to wrap sushi?
Which small edibile seeds of a coniferous tree are usually roasted in the oven or sauteed in a pan, and found in recipes such as basil pesto?
What salted Italian ham is popular for its saltiness and is commonly served thinly sliced with cheese or something sweet?
What ingredient is actually fish eggs that are commonly eaten raw, salted or cured, smoked, or air dried?
What mild relative of the onion family is long, tube-shaped, and green, and is often used as a garnish that gives dishes a fresh, crisp flavor?
What food is actually glands of an animal such as lamb, veal, or piglet?
Pasta that is cooked just until enough resistance is left to be felt by the tooth is said to be served ______.
What acidic liquid results from fermentation of ingredients such as wine or rice, and is a popular condiment used to "cut through" or "balance" the flavors of a dish?
Which sour Japanese citrus fruit is more sour than lemons and limes and is used to flavor dishes, sauces, and drinks?
What edible fungi grows underground and has been considered a delicacy dating back to Ancient Egypt due to its exclusivity, incomparable flavor, and unique aroma?
To moisten food during cooking with pan drippings or other fat (by spooning or brushing) to prevent the food from drying out and to facilitate browning is to ______ it.
What is the name for a mixture of flour and liquid with the addition of eggs and sometimes fat that is the base for cakes, muffins, and pancakes?
Note: Dough holds its shape whereas this does not.
What is the name for an ingredient (such as mustard or egg yolk) that assists in the "holding together" of an emulsified sauce (like a vinaigrette)?
What is the Cajun style of pan searing where meat or fish is seasoned with spices then cooked in an intensely heated pan until charred and very crispy on the outside?
To slowly cook tough cuts of meat or hearty fish and vegetables with a small amount of liquid at a low, even temperature is to ______ it.
What is the name for a solution of water and salt along with (usually) sugar, aromatics, and spices used to preserve, tenderize, and flavor foods?
To cook food directly under a very high heat source such as a gas flame is to ______ it.
To brown meats or vegetables over high heat, releasing their natural sugars and resulting in darkened, more flavorful products is to ______ it.
Any recipe, dish, or ingredient that is made spicy or “hot” with spices (cayenne/chili powder/paprika) and/or mustards is said to be ______.
What is the name for the liquid or fat that remains in the pan/pot after food has been cooked, and often used for sauces and dressings?
To whisk or blend two (or more, usually liquid) ingredients into one unified product with the help of a "binder" ingredient (e.g., oil, vinegar, and mustard) is to ______ them.
To remove the desired portion of meat from the skeletal system of a fish is to ______ it.
What is the name for a food that is first covered with crumbs or a batter and then fried?
Food that has been prepared in a manner that adheres to strict Jewish dietary laws is called ____.
To rise when baked is to ______; it occurs when certain ingredients like yeast or baking soda produce gas due to heat.
To cut away the exterior layer of a fruit or vegetable is to ______ it.
To gently cook food completely submerged in a simmering, aromatic liquid is to ______ it.
To blend or mix one or more food ingredients together until they are completely smooth is to ______ it.
To decrease the amount of liquid in a mixture (by evaporation) to intensify flavor and/or thicken the mixture is to ______ it.
To cook an uncovered item in the oven, allowing for browning and caramelization is to ______ it.
To rapidly turn and move food (vegetables or thin pieces of meat) around in a pan over high heat is to ______ it.
To maintain the temperature of a liquid that is at a very slow-moving boil is to ______ it.
To cook liquid-covered ingredients over low heat for a long period of time is to ______ them.
Note: This technique is mostly used when preparing hearty soups and is very similar to braising.
To quickly and simultaneously cook a variety of small pieces of food in a wok (or a large pan) with very high heat, a little oil, and constant movement is to ______ it.
What Japanese style of cooking is done by coating ingredients with a special batter and then quickly deep-frying them?
To grate the outer skin of a citrus fruit is to ______ it.
Note: the grated skin is commonly used to enhance the flavor of another ingredient.
What ingredient comes from the leafy part of a plant and is considered to have more uses than spices, including cosmetics, food preservation, and medicine?
What ingredient category can be obtained from roots, bark, seeds, stems, fruit, or some other vegetative substance, and is most commonly found in tropical and subtropical regions of the world?
What long (6-8 inch) green grass-like herb has a delicate onion flavor, is commonly minced and used as garnish, and is popular in French cuisine?
What tender, green leaves come from the coriander plant have have a pungent yet refreshing flavor that goes well with lime juice and garlic?
What spice is made from the bark of the evergreen bush, can become very spicy when used in large amounts, and is typically used in sweet recipes in America and Europe?
What is the name for the dried flower buds from the clove tree with powerful flavor that are commonly used in brines, mulled wines, and spice mixtures?
What spice is popular in Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Asian cuisines, goes well with fennel seeds and citrus, and comes from the seeds of the same plant that produces cilantro?
What small, seed-like spice is used in brines, marinades, curries, stews, or as a dry seasoning, and can be toasted then ground for a more intense, nutty flavor?
What herb is used popularly in Greek, Turkish, and Nordic cuisines as a last-minute garnish or in marinades?
What spice, once considered the rarest and most exclusive spice, is popular in Southeast Asian cuisines and has a spicy-sweet flavor that pairs well with garlic and beef?
What medium-sized tender green leaf has a refreshing aroma and flavor, and is most commonly used as a garnish for sweet dishes and cocktails?
What spice is popular in Middle Eastern and Greek cuisines and is used in baked goods as well as savory dishes, but can overpower entire dishes?
What green-leafed herb, popular in Italian American cuisine, has a strong flavor and aroma that pairs well with tomatoes and olive oil?
What ground red spice, popular in Eastern European cuisines, is made with sweet chilies and is often used for "deviled" dishes?
What mild-flavored leafed herb is best used fresh and is commonly a garnish for stews, salads, and sauces?
What leafed herb resembles pine needles and has a distinct pine/mint flavor and aroma that can easily overpower a dish?
What spice, common in Spanish, Middle Eastern, and North African cuisines, must be handpicked and has a deep golden orange color that will turn a dish yellow?
What herb smells and tastes like a cross between rosemary and peppermint, and is typically used with autumnal dishes such as stuffing and butternut squash?
What is the name of the small white or black seeds that provide texture and flavor and are most popular in breads and Asian dishes?
What leafed herb, popular in French cuisine, can be used in brines, soups, sauces, and vinaigrettes?
What brown, string bean-like spice has aromas reminiscent of bourbon and oak, and can be infused into almost anything, providing subtle and sweet undertones?
What thick, spicy gravy found in cuisines around the world is used to cook meat, seafood, and other vegetables?
What is the warm, emulsified sauce made from water, egg yolks, clarified butter, and lemon juice that is a staple of French cuisine and the defining component of "Eggs Benedict?"
What traditional Mexican dark and spicy sauce is made by cooking chilies, garlic, onions, tomatoes, tortillas, nuts, spices, and chocolate in broth?
What Japanese dipping sauce is made from rice wine vinegar, bonito flakes, seaweed, and yuzu juice?
What dark liquid condiment is made from fermented soy beans, wheat, water, and salt, and is popular in many Asian cuisines?
What aged, spicy condiment is made from fermented peppers, vinegar, and salt, and is synonymous with Creole and Cajun cuisine?
What mayonnaise/aioli-based condiment, often paired with fried fish, is made through the addition of chopped cornichons, capers, parsley, and lemon juice?
What yogurt-based condiment made with cucumber, dill, and olive oil is popular in Greek and Turkish cuisines and is typically eaten with bread or vegetables?
What is the generic term that refers to any sauce that is made with one part vinegar and three parts oil, and is commonly used to dress a salad?
What is the dark, watery condiment made from malt vinegar, molasses, sugar, and other spices that is popular in English cuisine and used in a variety of meat dishes and cocktails?
What is the name for impeccably fresh, sliced raw fish?
What is Japanese mint called?
What is the name for the Japanese dish prepared with vinegared rice, typically containing raw fish?
What is the name for the salted roe of flying fish?
What is the name for freshwater eel?
What is the name for sea urchin?
What is green, Japanese horseradish called?
- 1 1/2 oz. blended whiskey
- 3/4 oz. sweet vermouth
- Dash of bitters
- Maraschino cherry
- 2 oz. bourbon or blended whiskey
- 1 sugar cube
- 2 dashes of bitters
- Cherry for garnish
- 2 oz. vodka
- 2 oz. cranberry juice
- 1 oz. fresh lime juice
- 3/4 oz. Cointreau
- lime wedge
- 1 1/2 oz. tequila
- 1/2 oz. triple sec
- juice of 1/2 fresh lime
- lime wedge
- 1 1/2 oz. light rum
- 1 tsp. simple syrup
- juice of 1 fresh lime
- soda water
- mint leaves
- 2 oz. gin
- 1 tsp. sugar
- juice of 1/2 fresh lemon
- soda water
- lemon wedge
- 1 1/2 oz. vodka
- 3 oz. tomato juice
- 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
- few drops of Worcestershire sauce, to taste
- freshly ground black pepper
- dash of celery salt
- grated horseradish
- Tabasco sauce
- lemon wedge and celery stick
Long Island Iced Tea
- 3/4 oz. rum
- 3/4 oz. gin
- 3/4 oz. vodka
- 3/4 oz. tequila
- 3/4 oz. triple sec
- 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
- lemon wedge
What is the fermented ingredient in vodka?
Any of the following:
- grain (usually rye or wheat)
- sugar beet molasses
What is the fermented ingredient in gin?
Grains, flavored with juniper
Gin cocktails should be stirred, not shaken, due to their light bodied composition.
What is the fermented ingredient in tequila?
What is the fermented ingredient in rum?
Sugar cane byproducts (molasses, sugar cane juices)
The longer a rum ages, the darker it will be.
What is the fermented ingredient in whiskey?
Any of the following:
- malted barley
- malted rye
- maize (corn)
Bourbon and scotch are both varieties of whiskey.
Which type of whiskey must have a 51% corn mixture in its fermented grains?
Which type of whiskey must be distilled and aged for at least three years and one day?
What are the two main types of beer?
Ales and Lagers
- Ales are made with "top-fermenting" strains of yeast, have more hops, malt and roasted malt, and have a bitter taste.
- Lagers are made with "bottom-fermenting" strains of yeast that sink to the bottom of the tank. They have a mild, crisp taste.
What is port wine?
A type of red wine that is sweet in taste and served chilled as a dessert wine.