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Cooking Terms, Part VII
Cooking and Baking
"One of the great joys of cooking is that a lifetime is not long enough to learn all there is to know about it. Use this quiz to chart your progress in learning the culinary language."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Chef gives you a box of oranges and asks you to make supremes. How do you do that?
Cut out each section, removing the skin, membranes and seeds.
Cut each in half, make sorbet out of the juice and use the hollowed-out peels in which to serve it.
Teach them to sing "Baby, Baby, where did our love go?".
Serve them atop a grilled boneless skinless duck breast ("suprême de canard").
A gambler conceals part of her winnings by skimming them to avoid paying taxes. Some milk is skim. A rock skims the water when it is thrown so as to bounce on the surface. What does a chef do when skimming?
To remove a substance from a liquid's surface in order to discard it
To use less of an ingredient than is called for in the recipe to save money
To make a thin soup or gruel from oatmeal and meat stock or broth
To coat food with an extremely thin layer of glaze or crust
Chef asks you to reorganize a part of the pantry. On one shelf, you find containers of the following: arrowroot, corn starch (cornflour in Britain), cream of tartar, kudzu powder, potato starch, tapioca starch (cassava flour) and Wondra® instantized wheat flour. Which one doesn't belong with the others?
cream of tartar
Chef sees you chopping herbs with a chef's knife. She brings you a special knife with its own special cutting board and asks if you've ever tried one of these. It is a single sharpened blade in the shape of a crescent with a wooden handle on each end. The board has a shallow depression in it to contain the food being processed. Chef demonstrates by rocking the knife back and forth over the herbs and the results are impressive. What has chef just offered you?
A tourné knife
A deba bocho
Both professional kitchens and home kitchens are potential sources of food poisoning. To minimize this risk, the standard advice is to keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. This is because pathogenic bacteria thrive between certain temperatures. What is this range of temperatures, called "the Danger Zone"?
32 degrees F - 212 degrees F (0 degrees C - 100 degrees C)
32 degrees F - 140 degrees F (0 degrees C - 60 degrees C)
40 degrees F - 140 degrees F (4.5 degrees C - 60 degrees C)
40 degrees F - 212 degrees F (4.5 degrees C - 100 degrees C)
Chef Kwon is visiting from the Republic of Korea and wants to introduce diners to some of the classic flavours of his country's cuisine. He thinks that it will be easier to coax people into trying these dishes if the menu describes them in familiar terms. What food to which Western diners would be accustomed is "kimchi" most like?
rice topped with seasoned vegetables and a raw egg
barbecued beef ribs
buckwheat noodles cooked in broth
Gloria E. Anzaldúa wrote "I am an act of kneading, of uniting and joining that not only has produced both a creature of darkness and a creature of light, but also a creature that questions the definitions of light and dark and gives them new meanings." Emily Dickinson wrote that the wind kneads the grass. What is a cook doing when kneading?
To mix, work, and shape a pliable mass by folding, pressing and/or stretching with the hands or an electric mixer
To divide a larger mass into useable bits with a pastry knife
To combine matzoh meal, eggs, chicken fat and seasonings with the hands to make knaidlach
To force ground pork (and sometimes beef) mixed with marjoram and other spices into casings to produce knublewurst.
Chef is working on an off-menu special and asks you to fetch the "Ras el hanout" for her. Where do you go to find it?
In the larder; it is a grain.
In the walk-in; it is a vegetable.
In the spice rack; it is a spice compound.
In the meat locker; it is a fish.
What do the following have in common? Russian pelmeni, Italian ravioli, Jewish kreplach, Chinese jiaozi and Swabian maultaschen.
They are all deep-fried
They are all served in a tomato-based red sauce
They are all stuffed with ground pork
They are all dumplings with a pasta-like exterior enveloping a stuffing
Which of the following is a pure example of caramelization only?
The top of a loaf of bread getting brown in the oven while baking
Charring a steak on a charcoal grill
Burning the sugar atop crème brulée with a torch
Browning onions in butter
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Compiled Jun 28 12