If You Can't Pass This Basic Cooking Quiz, Just Quit Already

Humans have been cooking food for thousands of years. Ever since the invention of fire, people have been using warmth and fire to roast, fry, and boil their favorite foods to perfection. We've come a long way since those early days, and nowadays cooking is considered as much an art as it is a science. There are those who are truly gifted in the culinary arts, and there are those who try and fail miserably. We've seen some pretty spectacular dishes on reality shows like those hosted by Chef Ramsay, but we've also seen some catastrophic failures.

Ever wonder how your cooking IQ stacks up? Do you think you're a good enough cook to pass this test? This test will quiz you on all aspects of cooking, from the very basics to more advanced skills and terminology. Even those who think they're the best cooks in the world will probably get a few of these questions wrong. Only the most skilled and knowledgeable chefs will be able to ace this one. So what are you waiting for? Step inside our kitchen, fire up the stove, and see if you've got what it takes to pass this epic cooking quiz...

Question 1

Eggs Cooked In Water Until The Yolk Is Solid Are Called…

Cooking eggs is one of the most basic cooking skills known to man, but there are quite a few different ways to do it. Some prefer certain types of eggs over others, and some actually find certain types of egg more difficult to cook than others. But eggs cooked in water until the yolk is solid... What is this called?

Question 2

What Is A Side-Effect Of Chopping An Onion?

Chopping an onion is something most people can do, but it takes a real master chef to do it properly. Watching someone slice up an onion in a fast and efficient manner is a real treat for the eyes. While most people can slice up an onion, almost everyone suffers from the same side effect. What's one example of a side-effect?

Question 3

Name This Kind Of Egg

Here's another type of egg that is favored across the world, and some people actually consider this to be one of the tastiest types of egg. It's also one of the hardest types of egg to cook, which makes it quite the delicacy. If you know how to cook this, then you probably know what it's called. Can you name it?

Question 4

What Can You Add To Your Scrambled Eggs To Make Them Creamier?

Everybody has their own idea of the perfect scrambled eggs. Some people like them creamy, some people like them dry, and some people don't mind if they're just rehydrated from a powder. Okay, well, hopefully there are too many of the latter, but if you're the type who likes them creamy, we're sure you have a few tricks up your sleeve for keeping them that way. It's so easy to overcook them, but this one ingredient can give you a bit of leeway.

Question 5

Most Rice Requires ________ As Much Water To Boil Correctly

Rice is one of those foods that can go with absolutely anything. Some people find it kind of bland, but one you know how to cook up the perfect fluffy pot of rice, you really can make it into anything you want. It's also really cheap, so for those starving students who are tired of Top Ramen, there's a whole other world to discover. Egg rice is a perfect dish according to Reddit. But how much water do you need to cook rice?

Question 6

True Or False, Habanero Are Some Of The Least Spicy Peppers

Do you love spice? There is something about adventurous eaters that really makes them seek out spicy foods. Nowadays, with people breeding super spicy peppers and creating hybrids of fan favorites, it's hard to know just how hot a dish will be even if a certain pepper is in the name. There is a trick though! You can consult the Scoville scale, which will let you know how hot the pepper is in relation to other peppers. Where does the habanero stack up? Is it the mildest?

Question 7

When Cutting Vegetables And Raw Meats, What Should You Do?

When cooking safety should always be one of your main concerns. It's really easy to do the wrong thing in the kitchen, especially if you're dealing with things like raw meats. It can be very easy to accidentally do harm to yourself when you cut up vegetables and raw meats for a single meal But what should you be doing?

Question 8

Which Of The Following Is NOT A Type Of Pastry?

Pastries are quite an advanced form of cooking, depending on what kind of pastry you're making. Some pastries are much more advanced than others, and only the most advanced chefs know how to make them with ease. Other pastries are quite simple. You may have attempted these various pastries before. But can you tell which one of these is NOT a pastry?

Question 9

How Many Teaspoons In One Tablespoon?

Ah, the age old question. How many teaspoons in one tablespoon? This is a question that you've probably asked yourself if you've ever found yourself working off a recipe with not enough tablespoons or teaspoons. Sometimes, you have to work with what you've got, and that means converting certain measurements. But do you know how many teaspoons are in one table spoon?

Question 10

This Type Of Coffee Maker Is Called A ______ Press

Making coffee is technically part of cooking, since most people want coffee with their breakfasts and maybe even lunches. There are many different ways to make coffee, but sometimes the simplest method is the best. This device makes coffee without too many moving parts, and some say it makes the best tasting cup. But do you know what this device is called?

Question 11

Which Goes On The Left Of The Plate, The Fork Or The Knife?

Another important part of cooking a meal properly is knowing how to set the table. You might not be dining with the queen of England every night, but you can still live life with good manners and table etiquette. The most basic of rules concerns the fork and the knife, and which one goes where. But which goes on the left side?

Question 12

The Three Common Ways To Cook A Steak Are…

Cooking a steak is easy once you've gotten the hang of it, but it takes a true master to be able to cook the different types of steak on demand. There are three common ways to cook a steak, and everyone has their own favorite type. They're named based on the degree to which they are cooked. But do you know them?

Question 13

Name This Fruit

Here's one food that has proven to be very popular among all groups, especially millennials. The soft, creamy texture isn't for everyone, but those who like it, LOVE it. This is a pretty healthy food as well, and it's full of healthy fats and other nutrients. People can make this into all kinds of different foods. But can you identify it?

Question 14

Nuts Are A Good Source Of…

Nuts are loved by all kinds of different creatures, not just humans. Nuts are a great thing to cook with, and you can really liven up a salad or a pasta dish by adding in some simple crushed nuts. There are many different types of nut, and everyone has their favorite. But what are nuts a good source of?

Question 15

What Is The Name Of This Cooking Utensil

Most people will easily be able to recognize this simple kitchen utensil, but those who have never stepped foot in the kitchen or made anything complicated for themselves may have some trouble figuring out just what exactly this thing is. It's something which is great for stirring, and it speeds up the job quite significantly. But what is this thing?

Question 16

Which Requires You To Follow The Recipe More, Cooking Or Baking?

Cooking and baking are, on the surface at least, extremely similar disciplines. Both deal with making food. Some would even go as far as to say that they are the same thing. But true food experts know that there are some notable differences between cooking and baking. One requires you to follow the recipe more closely. But which is it?

Question 17

True Or False, Zucchini Can Be Added To Chocolate Cake To Make It Healthier

Zucchini is another vegetable that is incredibly popular, and once you've tasted it, you'll understand why. Zucchini goes with just about anything. You can slice it up and add it into a salad. You can fry them and mix them into a pasta dish. Or you can even just bake them and serve them on their own. But can you use them to make chocolate cake?

Question 18

What’s The Difference Between Pancakes And Crepes?

Crepes and Pancakes are very similar, and some people who are ignorant in the breakfast arts would even go as far as to say they are pretty much the same thing. But those of us who have tried both of these foods know that they are actually quite different. But what exactly is the difference between a crepe and a pancake?

Question 19

When Cooking Pasta, You Should Add A Pinch Of _____ To The Water

Cooking pasta is one of the simplest things to do in the world of cooking, but it's also one of the easiest things to mess up. You can make a basic pasta dish pretty easily, but in order to make a perfect one, you need to go the extra mile. What should you add into the water when making pasta?

Question 20

True Or False, “Al Dente” Means You’ve Overcooked Your Pasta

Speaking of pasta, the Italians have their own special lingo surrounding the art of pasta. That makes sense, seeing as they are the inventors of pasta and take the whole thing very seriously. Al Dente is a word you may have heard before in reference to pasta. But what does it actually mean? Is it true that it means you've overcooked your pasta?

Question 21

Beat Cream Long Enough, And It Will Turn Into…

Cream is one of the most commonly used ingredients when making dessert. It's much richer than milk, and it also contains much more fat. Usually, you can buy cream in cartons at the supermarket. But if you beat cream long enough, it turns into something else entirely, something very delicious. But what does it turn into when beaten for long enough?

Question 22

Which Is Healthier, White Rice Or Brown Rice?

Ah, the old debate. Which is healthier, white rice or brown rice? It's easy to say which one is your favorite, but when we're talking about nutritional value, that's another debate entirely. Everyone has their favorite, whether it's brown or white, but at the end of the day they're both just different forms of rice. But which one is healthier?

Question 23

Name This Popular Food

This type of food is actually slightly less known that some of the other forms of junk food, but those who know about tend to go crazy over it. The food is most famous for being a signature dish of Montreal, Canada. It consists of cheese curds, fries, and gravy. But do you know what this popular food actually called?

Question 24

How Should You Cook A Frozen Pizza?

Cooking a frozen pizza has to be one of the simplest things you can do in the kitchen. Come on. The instructions are written on the damn package. It would take a very dim person to mess this simple dish up. Surely, you must know the simple truth of how to cook a frozen pizza? Can you guess how it's done?

Question 25

Name This Kitchen Utensil

Here's another kitchen utensil that you might be aware of, in fact even the most illiterate person when it comes to the culinary arts should have a pretty good idea of what this thing is. It serves a pretty simple and straightforward purpose, but it does its job well. These things come in many shapes and sizes. But can you name it?

Question 26

Steak Is Best Paired With What Kind Of Wine?

When you become a little bit more advanced in the world of cooking, you can start to bring in another element to the mix - wine. There are some basic rules when it comes to pairing different types of wine to different types of dishes, and most people know the gist of it. But what kind of wine should you pair with steak?

Question 27

Chicken Is Best Paired With What Kind Of Wine?

Chicken is another type of food that generally goes well with only one type of wine, or so the rules go. This is one area where it's pretty established what kind of wine really works well with this food, but there are other types of food with which you can really experiment. But do you know what kind of wine goes best with chicken?

Question 28

What Is Typically Considered The Most Important Meal Of The Day?

We get many of our famous sayings and phrases from food. When you really think about it, food is a massive part of human society, and much of our culture revolves around it. One meal is considered by many to be the most important meal in the entire day. But do you actually know which meal this is? Care to guess?

Question 29

What Is Simmering?

Simmering is a very important part of cooking, but you won't be using this skill every time you cook. It's only used under specific circumstances, and it can really add a lot to the flavor of the dish. It's something you can do if you have some spare time on your hands while cooking. But do you know what simmering is?

Question 30

Cutting Up A Roast Is Called…

Cutting up a roast is considered by many to be an honor. Usually, it's a high-ranking member of the family that gets saddled with this task, and they also then serve the meat to the rest of the table, generally speaking. It's something that requires some skill, and you need to know what you're doing. But what is this called?

Question 31

How Should You Keep Roasts Together?

Speaking of roasts, this is one of the best ways to cook meat. As long as you follow a few pre-established rules, it's really not that hard, and it's a great way to impress dinner guests. However, there are some things that can go wrong with a roast, and you need to know how to deal with them. How do you keep roasts together?

Question 32

What Type Of Food Is A Slow Cooker Best Used For?

Slow cookers are considered by many to be one of the most convenient and hassle free ways to cook food. Slow Cookers are known for (you guessed it) cooking food slowly. The convenience of these appliances is that you can start cooking food in the morning, leave it all day, and by dinner time you have a lovely meal. But what type of food is a slow cooker best known for?

Question 33

Which Ingredients Does A Basic Vinaigrette Have?

Most people love a good salad, and it's great as a side dish or as the main course. But so many people today use store bought dressings to give their salads some flavors. Most don't realize that making a basic vinaigrette is actually incredibly easy. There are a few basic ingredients that go into this. Can you name them all?

Question 34

True Or False, Cooking Food Generally Removes Some Of The Nutritional Value

Cooking food is great and all, but have you ever wondered what cooking actually does to the food on a chemical level? Is it even good for us to be eating cooked food? Ever since we've invented fire, we've been cooking food. But was our diet actually healthier before we started doing this? Is it true that cooking removes much of the nutritional value?

Question 35

What Fuel Type Does A BBQ NOT Run On?

BBQing is one of the most popular ways to cook, especially when it's nice and sunny outside. Some cultures are obsessed with BBqing, and they have them as much as possible. BBQs are typically used to cook meat to perfection, although they can also be used to cook vegetables and pretty much everything. But do you know what fuel type a BBQ does NOT run on?

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