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Cooking with Herbs

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Fun Trivia : Quizzes : Herbs and Spices
Cooking with Herbs game quiz
"How well do you know your herbs? Ten questions on some well known, and not so well known, culinary plants to tempt your appetite"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. This 'heavenly' herb can grow up to 8ft in height and the leaves can be used to flavour salads and mayonnaise. However, you probably know it in the form of crystallised stems for decorating cakes and other sweet treats.
    Fennel
    Angelica
    Ginger
    Rosemary


2. This fragrant leaf was sacred to Apollo and was woven into a wreath by the Ancient Romans to crown their champions. Most cooks prefer to use it in their Bouquet Garni.
    Coriander
    Bay
    Elder
    Sorrel


3. This herb, delicious in tomato dishes, or as an ingredient of pesto, has the Latin name Ocimum basilicum.
    Thyme
    Basil
    Chervil
    Sage


4. This herb is very versatile and is used extensively in Asian cookery. The seeds can be used whole or powdered for aromatic dishes, the roots can be cooked as a vegetable and the fresh green leaves are essential in Thai cookery.
    Coriander
    Chervil
    Parsley
    Basil


5. Peppermint has many uses and is even to be found in drinks. The famous cocktail, Mint Julep, uses sugar, mint leaves, soda water, and which other ingredient?
    Brandy
    Saki
    Retsina
    Bourbon


6. This Mediterranean herb, Foeniculum vulgare, comes in common and bronze varieties. The flowers, seeds and leaves have a distinctive aniseed flavour which combines well with many fish dishes.
    Dill
    Hyssop
    Meadowsweet
    Fennel


7. This humble green herb comes in curly or flat-leaved varieties and can be used fresh or dried. It is often mixed with garlic butter or added to risottos and omelettes.
    Rosemary
    Lemon Balm
    Sorrel
    Parsley


8. This herb can be common, creeping or wild. It can also be lemon, orange, golden, French or German! It has small leaves and is used all over the world.
    Thyme
    Savory
    Oregano
    Sweet Cicely


9. This is a small evergreen shrub with small spiky leaves which is often grown as a garden plant or for its distinctive perfume. In cookery, it is commonly used with roast lamb and is an ingredient in the French herb blend, herbes de Provence.
    Lavender
    Rosemary
    Mustard
    Yarrow


10. Use Armoracia rusticana with caution! It is not a very attractive plant and the long white roots have a fiery, pungent flavour. It is much loved by the British who make a sauce from the roots to accompany their roast beef.
    Nasturtium
    Marjoram
    Horseradish
    Sage


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Compiled Jun 28 12