A lot of people enjoy feasting their ways through life and like to consider themselves as foodies. What exactly makes someone a foodie? The love of food, of course. Foodies tend to have a wide range of food interests and will travel around to get the best grub available. Some foodies enjoy cooking while others prefer to be prepared. Others are amateur critiques while—and then we have those who are Zagat certified. The love of food is the common thread that ties this massive group of enthusiasts together. That and the fact that the vast majority of these folks also love watching the Food Network. This excellent television channel provides cuisine lovers with the option to learn fresh new recipes, watch world-famous chefs battle in the kitchen and also learn about restaurants locally.
This quiz is assembled to separate the phonies from the real foodies and is compiled of questions that only a Food Network fan will know. It will take a real hardcore foodie to score well, however. Packed to the brim with all things Food Network, one will have to have put in some thorough binge watching if they want to earn the title of the foodie!
1Which of these four famous television shows was NOT featured on the Food Network?
Food Network offers some very famous and popular food shows to any cable consumer. A true foodie will know these next shows for sure and will be able to pick out the culprit that does not belong and will be capable of disarming this question in mere seconds, but someone who has not watched much Food Network might find that they have some trouble in the food department. Which of these four famous television shows was NOT featured on the Food Network?
2Which celebrity chef shows their bright blonde hair on Food Network's original show Diners, Dine-Ins, and Dives?
The Food Network is well-known for the eccentric chef personalities that it employs as food experts on its shows. Whether these interesting personalities are in the kitchen yelling at aspiring chefs or traveling the country in search of the best BBQ-they certainly make watching their shows entertaining. Of all of the wild chefs, one sticks out a bit more than the others. Which celebrity chef shows their bright blonde hair on Food Network's original show Diners, Dine-Ins, and Dives?
3True or False? Bordeaux is a region of Spain that produces famous wines.
Most foodies are aware that often a great meal comes paired with a great glass of wine at many upscale eateries. The Food Network daily watcher will know all about the wines of the world due to the various discussions that occur on the subject daily. Hopefully geography is a strong skill for any foodie who wants to score well on this next question which comes in true of false form. Is this statement true or false? Bordeaux is a region of Spain that produces famous wines.
4Which of the following fish is actually commonly farm-raised and not captured from the wild?
Fish is a protein that is often utilized on various Food Network programs. These scaley delights are the center of a large amount of discussion on the channels different programs due to their commonplace in fine cuisine and difficulty to cook. A true foodie will be capable of identifying which of the following fish is actually commonly farm-raised and not captured from the wild. The answer may surprise even the self-appointed expert foodies out there.
5Which of these four countries is the biggest beef producer?
Watching the shows available on The Food Network really enables an amateur foodie to learn a lot fast and become an expert foodie in no time. The shows advertised on The Food Network teach viewers about different ways of preparing certain foods as well as information about specific foods from around the world. The shows discuss how different foods fit in with the different cultures and economies of the world. A true foodie will be able to identify the worlds biggest beef producer from these four options.
6Which of the following cooking techniques involves soaking a piece of meat in salty water in order to infuse the meat with the salty flavor?
The many different cooking techniques and preparation methods is a cool offering of The Food Network’s different shows. These shows educate the viewers on different ways to prepare foods and cook them for tasty and healthy meals! A true foodie will be very familiar with the different ways to prepare food and should have no difficulty when it comes to answering this next question. Which of the following cooking techniques involves soaking a piece of meat in salty water in order to infuse the meat with the salty flavor?
7Which of the following countries is the origin of curry?
The Food Network aims to educate viewers about the different cuisines that come from all of the vastly different countries and cultures in the world. A true foodie will know the origins of many of the culinary ingredients that exist around the globe. This next question will require foodies to recall some of this knowledge in order to get the answer correct. Which of the following countries is the home and native origin of curry?
8Which of the following is the common slang term for a conical strainer?
On the shows televised on The Food Network, viewers do not only learn about food and the chefs making it. They also are able to learn about the kitchen itself and the physical tools that can be located inside of them that allow a good chef to prepare works of culinary art. The next question will require a foodie who knows their way around the kitchen. Which of the following is the common slang term for a conical strainer?
9Which of the following products helps the oil and vinegar to combine when mixed in?
Learning all about flavor combination and the right products to use when making magic in the kitchen is a huge benefit that the shows on The Food Network offer. Any foodie that watches the programs that are offered on this channel knows that there are countless little tips and tidbits to pickup from each and every television show. When preparing a vinaigrette for salads, which of the following products helps the oil and vinegar to combine when mixed in?
10True or false: One tablespoon is equal to two teaspoons.
Any expert foodie that is comfortable in the kitchen knows that the preparation of food is a measured and mathematical process in many cases—especially baking. There are several different measurements that can be easily confused and mixed up when preparing meals. This next question on cooking increments is meant for the true foodie. Think back to Iron Chef or Chopped for the answer to this tough question. True or false: One tablespoon is equal to two teaspoons.
11Which of the following is the reason behind the name of “pound cake?”
Deluxe desserts are a feature on many of The Food Network's awesome culinary programs. Because of frequent discussion about their favorite meals and snacks, a regular foodie will know a good deal more about these sweet treats than the average Joe. This next question is sure to have even the biggest foodie scratching their heads and revolves around the theme of dessert. Which of the following is the reason behind the name of “pound cake?”
12In the show Cupcake Wars on The Food Network, who is the female judge that is always present in the judging panel?
Many shows that are aired on The Food Network are showcasing different forms of competition between chefs. These competitions often have a panel of judges that is made up of expert chefs from around the world! This next question asks foodies to identify a specific judge from one of these shows competition panels! In the show Cupcake Wars on The Food Network, who is the female judge that is always present in the judging panel?
13True or false: Bobby Flay is the host of a successful Food Network show known as Boy Meets Grill.
Some of the celebrity chefs that are featured on The Food Network have multiple shows, whereas some just have one or appear as guest stars from time to time on other series. Bobby Flay is a well-known personality that has been featured in many Food Network productions over the years are a connoisseur of the kitchen. True or false: Bobby Flay is the host of a successful Food Network show known as Boy Meets Grill.
14The Food Network is a cooking competition and which ones are not!
As we have mentioned previously, The Food Network is known worldwide for the awesome cooking competitions that it often features on its channel. Some of these shows require contestants to create several courses while others have competing chefs focus on mastering a single food item or meal, like the entree or dessert. A true foodie will be able to tell which one of the following shows from The Food Network is a cooking competition and which ones are not!
15Where is Alicia Sanchez’s hometown located?
Another guest judge who frequents shows on The Food Network is Alicia Sanchez. She is one of the most powerful and influential female chefs in the game and she has done well to make a name for herself on The Food Network, appearing in different shows and showing the world her loveable personality. This Food Network star is a culinary genius who entertains and educates foodies worldwide! This next question will test a foodies knowledge of Alicia! Where is Alicia Sanchez’s hometown located?
16True or false: Bobby Flay helped President Obama to cook while on his show on The Food Network.
The famous chefs that make up the star-studded casts of Food Network programs often invite other celebrities onto their shows to cook with them for an episode, or a few. Bobby Flay has been known to invite famous celebs onto his show and does so from time to time as a way of engaging the viewer and keeping folks interested. True or false: Bobby Flay helped President Obama to cook while on his show on The Food Network.
17Which of the following big Food Network names is actually NOT an Iron Chef?
Iron Chef is one of the most popular television shows that is offered on The Food Network. This cooking competition weeds out the weak links in order to find the best chef in the grouping! A group of star-studded celebrity judges complete a panel to help critique the food and teach the young chefs so that they learn from any mistakes that are made. Which of the following big Food Network names is actually NOT an Iron Chef?
18True or false: Paula Deen’s restaurant is named Lady and Sons.
Paula Deen is a world famous food personality who is often featured on her own shows and as a guest on other shows that appear on The Food Network. Paula Deen is a successful chef and mother of sons who she often boasts proudly about. A true foodie will know a good deal of information about Paula due to her frequent showings on The Food Network channel. True or false: Paula Deen’s restaurant is named Lady and Sons.
19What are the names of Paula Deen’s two sons?
Continuing a bit of Paula Deen trivia—we want to make sure that a true foodie knows about this great culinary mind! Paula owns a restaurant in Savannah, Georgia that she opened with the help of her two sons. Those two boys—all grown up now—appear on her shows and are well known as well for their own culinary and television adventures and accomplishments over the years. What are the names of Paula Deen’s two Southern sons?
20True or false: Alton Brown was the host of a Food Network television program called Feasting on Asphalt.
Alton Brown is another celebrity chef personality that has hosted as show on The Food Network. Garnering slightly less attention from the public as some of his celebrity star friends who work for the same network, a true foodie will remember the name of the shows that Alton hosted, although there have been many over the years. True or false: Alton Brown was the host of a Food Network television program called Feasting on Asphalt.
21True or false: Rachael Ray hosted a show called Quick and Easy Meals on the Food Network?
The celebrity star chef trivia heats up a bit more with this next super famous culinary master! Rachael Ray is one of the best-known chefs that is featured on any Food Network program. She has hosted a variety of different food-based shows over the years and has also written many cookbooks and other culinary literature. A foodie will be tested with this next question about her past shows! True or false: Rachael Ray hosted a show called Quick and Easy Meals on the Food Network?
22In what year did the first Food Network Awards take place?
The Food Network has blown up in popularity over recent years on the heels of increased viewership worldwide. The Food Network actually now even has its own awards show that occurs annually and acknowledges all of the hard work that chefs and others put into these amazing television programs. This next question strains the brains of even the most expert foodies, so no need to rush! In what year did the first Food Network Awards take place?
23What cooking substance does Paula use largely?
Paula Deen is super famous for her Southern comfort food and delicious cuisine. She's even more renowned for that Southern twang and her ability to emphasize how important it is for anything and everything to be ooey and gooey. Her meals are not regarded as the most healthy but are often described as being the most flavorful! Paula has achieved a sort of infamy for her frequent use of large quantities of a certain cooking substance. This substance is?
24True or false: Alton Brown is actually lactose intolerant?
Some chefs on The Food Network are on enough that viewers end up feeling as if they know them. A true foodie will feel as if they are friends with many of these chefs and will know a long list of random facts about them. Famous chef Alton Brown is an example of one of these chefs that is seen regularly on the channel and develops a cool bond with viewers at home. Anyone looking to get this next question right better know some Alton Brown factoids! True or false: Alton Brown is actually lactose intolerant?
25True or false: The name of this show was The Melting Pot.
The Food Network is always spitting out cool ideas for food-themed culinary shows! Many of these shows wish to show viewers something special and the next show in question is certainly one of these. This show featured numerous celebrity chef guests who proceeded to cook a dish from their own cultural background! The tasty meals were served up in style and often paired with a fun backstory from the chefs themselves. True or false: The name of this show was The Melting Pot.
26What was the name of the catering business that Paula opened after moving to Savannah—before opening her restaurant?
Paula Deen is famous for both her show and restaurant which she operates with the help of her two sons. Before she opened her restaurant, Paula had recently lost most of her money in a terrible divorce. She picked up her stuff and moved with her sons to Savannah where the rest is history! What was the name of the catering business that Paula opened after moving to Savannah with her boys—before opening her restaurant?
27Which of the following is the name of the aforementioned dessert focused show hosted by Anna Olson?
Hosted by Anna Olson, this next show is all about the sweets. With a program that is focused solely on dessert foods, the host provides tips and ideas for creating delicious desserts that look great and taste even better. The normal foodie may not be able to answer this next question but a veteran should be able to. Which of the following is the name of the aforementioned dessert focused show hosted by Anna Olson?
28What is the omitted word? Bobby Flay hosts a show called Hot Off The ____ .
Bobby Flay is on so many different Food Network programs that it makes keeping track of him really darn confusing. He's the boy next door that we all wish really lived next door. Foodies should take their time with this next question and think long and hard before jumping to an answer! Bobby Flay hosts a show called Hot Off The ____ with co-host Jacqui Malouf. What is the omitted word in the title of this awesome food program?
29Which chef won season two of The Next Food Network Star and used the opportunity to skyrocket a career in cuisine?
Some of the famous chefs that host television programs on The Food Network actually got their start as contestants on the network before being hosts! This next cook was the winner of the second season of The Next Food Network Star. Since winning, this eccentric chef has hosted a bunch of different shows on The Food Network. Known for their snacking and endless energy, which chef won season two of The Next Food Network Star and used the opportunity to skyrocket a career in cuisine?
30Which Food Network host was once a camera operator for a Spike Lee film?
Not all of life for celebrity chefs is glamour and glitz. Many of the chefs featured on The Food Network had to work extremely hard for small wages for many years before gaining the respect and recognition that is necessary to have a career as a television chef. Some of these famous chefs worked some pretty bizarre jobs before hosting cooking programs! Which Food Network host was once a camera operator for a Spike Lee film?
31True or false: The name of Kathleen’s show is Good Eats.
Food Network host and chef Kathleen Daelemans helps foodies looking to eat healthy and stay in shape on her show via The Food Network. Once having struggled with health issues herself, Kathleen uses her own personal past issues to relate to and educate the viewers watching at home. Teaching how to shop and eat healthy, Kathleen creates recipes for her viewers that create healthy, yet delicious food options! True or false: The name of Kathleen’s show is Good Eats.
32What was the ethnic food that was cooked so frequently on this program?
Many shows that are featured on The Food Network run for a super long time while others are just around for a season or two. Two Hot Tamales is an example of a Food Network program that ran for a very long time. This television show aired from 1994 through1999 and featured the same ethnic food on each one of its 396 episodes! What was the ethnic food that was cooked so frequently on this program?
33Who is this chef?
This home grown celebrity chef taught themself to cook after purchasing a gourmet store! The store is named Barefoot Contessa and was purchased by this mystery chef in 1978. Beginning in 2002, this fabulous chef began hosting a show with the same name as their store, which has since been sold. This series became a big hit and this chef now focuses on preparing delicious meals for entertaining guests when she's not busy writing cookbooks. Which of the following is the chef in question?
34Which of the following shows from The Food Network is the aforementioned program hosted by Marc Summers?
Marc Summers is a fascinating Food Network host who suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Summers does not let this hold him back and has risen to the top of the rankings for his work with The Food Network. Marc hosts a show that delves into the history and production of popular foods in America. A true foodie will know the name of his show! Which of the following shows from The Food Network is the aforementioned program hosted by Marc Summers?
35Which Food Network chef hosts these two different shows?
The super talented chef hosts of Food Network television are often in such high demand that they host multiple shows—as can be seen with stars like Guy Fieri and Bobby Flay. This next chef hosts two different Food Network programs. The first program is about festivals across the U.S., such as the average summer fair or full blown concert series programs. The second is called Food 911. Which Food Network chef hosts these two different shows?
36How much money does Rachael allow herself to spend each day on food?
One really cool show featured on The Food Network is hosted by Rachael Ray and revolves around the idea that one can eat cheap if they know what they are doing. In this program, Rachael travels the country and finds awesome food for minimal money! She utilizes the knowledge of local diners and other tricks to save scratch on this cool program. How much money does Rachael allow herself to spend each day on food?
37True or false: The name of the science-oriented Food Network program—hosted by Alton Brown—that examines the science of cuisine is called Good Eats.
This next question is sure to stump anyone who is not a true foodie at heart. The Food Network offers one show that approaches food and cooking from a more scientific angle than other shows. Hosted by Alton Brown, this Food Network hit goes into the various scientific aspects of food and the scientific processes behind their creation. True or false: The name of the science-oriented Food Network program—hosted by Alton Brown—that examines the science of cuisine is called Good Eats.
38 In which of the following television programs does Anthony Bourdain travel around the world, eating authentic meals from different cultures?
Recently, The Food Network lost one of its most famous and beloved stars. Anthony Bourdain was known for hosting various Food Network television shows that put foreign food and culture on a pedestal to examine. Famous for educating viewers on the amazing opportunities that foreign cuisine has, Bourdain also educated his fans on hundreds of cultures from all over the world. In which of the following television programs does Anthony Bourdain travel around the world, eating authentic meals from different cultures?
39True or false: The name of the show that Rachael Ray became well known for hosting was called 30 Minute Meals.
One of the most famous chefs from The Food Network and in the entire world, Rachael Ray, was not always the international superstar that she is today. She upset many critics due to lack of experience when she first made her debut on the network. She quickly gained a massive following and skyrocketed to fame and success. True or false: The name of the show that Rachael Ray became well known for hosting was called 30 Minute Meals.
40A featured guest on many other programs, only the sharpest foodie will know the name of this Italian chef.
This next chef is famous for their culinary genius and has appeared on The Food Network programs several different times. This chef was born in Rome and studied at the famous Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. This chef serves some of the best Italian in the world and hosted their own Food Network show which aired in 2002 called Everyday Italian. A featured guest on many other programs, only the sharpest foodie will know the name of this Italian chef.
41Which of the following names if the energetic and talented chef in question?
This next mystery chef is sure to cause a BANG whenever found in the kitchen. This chef is known worldwide for creative culinary dishes. A n author of multiple cookbooks and the host of many television programs, this chef owns several restaurants in addition to many other business ventures. This chef focuses on the essence of Creole cooking and has brought this cuisine to the forefront of the culinary arts. Which of the following names if the energetic and talented chef in question?
42Which of the following programs is the show that is hosted by Ritchie?
Stepping back from food a bit and focusing more on the physical properties of the kitchen, this next show will be a favorite among Food Network watching foodies. In this show, Tori Ritchie travels the country and tours some of the most expensive homes. Focusing on kitchens, Tori scours the country in search of what she deems to be the perfect kitchen. Which of the following programs is the show that is hosted by Ritchie?
43True or false: This chef is named Guy Fieri.
This next chef in question is among the most talented and famous chefs in the entire world. Having worked for The Food Network for several years, this genius has been featured on a laundry list of different programs on the network. A common component to the shows this chef appears on is competition between the chef and contestants. On two different programs this chef battles with amateur chefs in cook offs that are judged by neutral parties! True or false: This chef is named Guy Fieri.
44True or false: The name of the second show that Michael Smith hosted is Chef At Large.
Michael Smith is a chef that made his name by hosting a show on The Food Network. His first show was called The Inn Chef and became extremely popular amongst foodies watching The Food Network. After such success with hosting his first show, Smith followed his initial success with a second show. In the second program he hosted, Smith travels through Canada and meets with other chefs. True or false: The name of the second show that Michael Smith hosted is Chef At Large.
45Which of the following odd talents does Chef Frederic van Coppernolle possess?
Many Food Network hosts and stars are far more talented than they lead us to believe. Obviously gifted in the culinary arts, many of these world renowned chefs have other interesting abilities in other fields as well. One of these talented chefs is named Frederic van Coppernolle. He is the host of The Food Network’s How to Boil Water. A show that is titled so simply leaves little to be desired and would lead us to believe he is rather unskilled. This couldn't be further from the truth. Which of the following odd talents does Chef Frederic van Coppernolle possess?
46Which of the following countries is Puck’s birthplace?
As great foods come from all over the world, so do great chefs. The Food Network employs a long list of chefs who come from literally every single corner of the world. This diversity of culture allows the network to have knowledgeable chefs for any situation! It also allows them to educate people on food that comes from other countries than their own. One of the most famous chefs on The Food Network is Wolfgang Puck. Known for world class restaurants, Puck hails from abroad. Which of the following countries is Puck’s birthplace?
47True or false: Rachael Ray was awarded of a Daytime Emmy Award in 2006 for her massive success.
Rachael Ray gained massive popularity—not through culinary experience or prowess—but through her charismatic attitude and simple explanations. Rachael is an established Food Network power and should be familiar to just about every foodie out there. She has been on several Food Network programs since 2001 and sells a variety of food products including olive oil and cookbooks. True or false: Rachael Ray was awarded of a Daytime Emmy Award in 2006 for her massive success.
48True or False: Gordon Ramsay hosts Follow That Food.
There are honestly so many hosts and shows on The Food Network that it is hard to keep them all from getting mixed up and confused. That will be the challenge presented to foodies who want to get this next quiz question correct! The show Follow That Food travels with food products from creation, to shipping, to storage—all the way until consumption! This cool way of looking at the process that it takes for food to arrive at our tables is a network hit. True or false: The host of this program is Gordon Ramsay.
49True or false: Jack Hourigan—host on The Food Network—was in the movie American Splendor.
Some Food Network hosts have proven themselves capable opera singers. Others have helped film blockbuster movies with world famous directors. Some may have mastered the art of cooking anything and everything on a grill. Many have climbed the ranks at The Food Network and now produce and direct shows for the network from the other side of the camera, too. This next Food Network host in question is famous for acting in a motion picture. True or false: Jack Hourigan—host on The Food Network—was in the movie American Splendor.
50Who is the star host of Calling All Cooks?
Hosting a Food Network program and hosting the evening news are somewhat similar tasks with different subject matter. This next mystery chef from The Food Network is known in the culinary world as one of the star hosts of the show Calling All Cooks. This chef received a degree in secondary education from Indiana University. Now famous for hosting cooking shows, this interesting foodie was once a weather anchor! Which of the following Food Network hosts is the one in question?