Gastronomy Quiz

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What animal appears on a pro-vegetarian PETA sticker that reads "I Am Not a Nugget"?

Since 1925, what food has featured an image of a Native American woman on its packaging?

When poaching eggs, chefs often use which of these ingredients to prevent the whites from "spreading?"

The World Barista Championship is an annual event that tests competitors' skills in what activity?

Since 1916, Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest has been held annually at what iconic New York locale?

What food additive is the cause of a physical reaction known as "Chinese restaurant syndrome"?

Sushi-rolling mats are commonly made from which of these materials?

What is the Japanese word for a sushi-rolling mat?

What popular grocery store brand comes in a distinctive grandmother-shaped container?

The Scoville scale, used to measure the "zing" of chili peppers, rates which of these peppers the least hot?

The Scoville scale, used to measure the "zing" of chili peppers, rates which of these peppers the hottest?

Though now made with artificial flavors, traditional grenadine syrup is made with the juice of what fruit?

The popular drink known as an "Arnold Palmer" is typically made with equal parts iced tea and what?

Produced in France since 1849, Cointreau is a popular liquor with what distinctive flavor?

Originally, a "pound cake" recipe called for a pound of butter plus a pound of all but which of the following?

Popular in the world of hip-hop, Courvoisier is a nearly 200-year old brand of what liquour?

Tonic water is distinctively flavored because it contains what chemical?

Originally made in Canada, canola is a vegetable oil made from what crop?

The Italian dish carpaccio is traditionally made from thin slices of what?

What Italian cheese derives its name from the name of Italy's capital city?

The USDA's 2015 "Dietary Guidelines for Americans" urges people to eat more of all but which of these"?

The punny 1966 Time Magazine headline "Truman's Compote" combines an author's name and a type of what?

What popular dish's name is pronounced exactly like that of a well-known brand of pasta sauce?

Though it works for other cuts, which of these is the name of a kitchen knife used to remove the delicate skin from fresh fish?

Starting a Victorian fad diet craze, Horace "The Great Masticator" Fletcher said weight could be lost simply by doing what?

Though sommeliers may disagree, boxes of Franzia proudly declare it to be "the world's most popular" what?

On food packaging, a circle with a "U" indicates that the food is certified as what?

Sapporo is a brewery in what Asian country?

The anise-flavored liqueur ouzo is a traditional drink of what country?

The popular lunch meat baloney, sometimes spelled bologna, takes its name from a city in what country?

Under European Law, bottles of "traditional balsamic vinegar" can only be produced in two provinces of what country?

What country is sometimes said to have cultivated the world's first orange carrot, in honor of their king William of Orange?

What country's cuisine would most likely be served in a taqueria?

Which of the following countries could be said to have occidental cuisine?

What number-named candy bar was originally sold in multiple pieces, but was later joined into one delicious piece?

Originating in Turkey, sultanas are a flavorful variety of what food?

Partly due to its rounded shape and leathery green skin, what fruit is also known as an "alligator pear"?

Orzo is a type of Italian pasta shaped like what?

The idea of "mise en place", meaning "everything in place", is of utmost importance to what type of professionals?

Though you'd have to eat a lot to get sick, which of these fruits have seeds that naturally contain cyanide?

The recipe for eggs Benedict traditionally calls for what type of meat?

The movie "Steel Magnolias" is often credited with a surge in popularity of what type of cake, popular in the South?

The name for a food item popular in China, "bok choy" literally means what?

Which of the following dishes is defined as "a hearty soup usually containing fish or shellfish, especially clams"?

Rainier cherries were named after a mountain in what U.S. state, where they were first grown?

Pectin, a water-soluble carbohydrate, is an important ingredient in which of the following?

Rice wine, sugar, and soy sauce are the three primary ingredients of what?

The name of the restaurant chain Au Bon Pain is a French expression meaning "place of good" what?

The word "pita" comes from a Greek term meaning what?

Thanks to its function, not flavor, rock salt is a key part of a traditional method for making homemade what?