Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Quiz in the Kitchen

Weird head image courtesy of University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Ganache. Ceviche. Panna cotta.

If you watch cooking shows such as Bravo's "Top Chef" and "Top Chef Masters," you've probably heard these and other 50-cent food words tossed around like croutons in a summer salad. But--hands off the keyboard!--do you know what they mean without looking them up?


Oh, you might know a few on this list. But unless you work in a restaurant, you'll probably be stumped by the rest.

See how many of these food words you can correctly match with their definitions.

--James A. Fussell, McClatchy/Tribune News

Hey James, you've got to try a lot harder to stump High Heels in the Kitchen! I got 24 out of 25 correct (I guess I know less about raw meat than I thought I did...)

Beat that!

Click here to see if you can do better.


  1. i, too, got 24/25. stupid tostones...

  2. Hehe. Yeah, that's one I went back to about three times. May have to go out for tostones and raw steak sometime soon...

  3. that would rather represent two extremes of the food spectrum: deep fried fruit and raw meat. now my lunch seems especially paltry when faced with such an incredible combo possibility.

  4. be proud of your man! I got 22/25!

  5. 25/25, but I only figured out one by process of elimination.