Fridays are always a good time to do something fun and different, so I thought I’d put together a little food-related vocabulary quiz. I’ve chosen some food terms from my Food Bible, the Food Lover’s Companion, which range from somewhat obscure to bizarre.
See if you can match up the word and the definition correctly. Those who are multilingual may have an advantage, but then again, they probably have an advantage when it comes to a lot of things. I will share the answers below the jump, so do not click “Read more” until you are ready to grade yourself!
Have a great weekend!
a. Any thin-skinned fruit with soft flesh and a hard stone or seed in the middle.
b. Dutch fondue made with Gouda cheese and served with potatoes and chunks of rye bread.
c. Another word for a whelk, or a large marine snail.
d. Kamaboko (a loaf or cake of minced or ground, steamed fish) shaped into rolls formed around a bamboo stick.
e. A special cow’s milk cheese that hails from southern Italy. Also known as burielli, butirro, manteca, piticelle and provole, depending on where the cheese is made.
f. A steamed or boiled pudding made with flour, eggs, dried fruit and spices, and once wildly popular in England and Scotland.
g. An acidic, slightly sour liquid made from unripe fruit.
h. A Norwegian cheese made with cow’s milk.
i. A very thick beverage that’s popular in Mexico and some parts of the American Southwest. Made with masa, water or milk, crushed fruit and sugar or honey.
j. An Indian sweet made from milk, sugar and sometimes other flavoring ingredients such as nuts, fruit, seeds and even vegetables like carrots.