Food Trivia
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Who doesn't know something about food? Find out with this multiple choice food trivia quiz. Mom may disagree, but playing with your food can be a lot of fun.

Food Trivia Questions

01. Which cheese went into space with Italian astronauts on February 22, 1996, when they took it aboard the Columbia Space Shuttle on a NASA space mission?
a. Gorgonzola 
b. Parmesan 
c. Mozzarella

02. Which fruit did the Ancient Greeks hold to be sacred to Aphrodite, the goddess of love?
a. apple 
b. banana 
c. quince

03. How many sets of disposable wooden chopsticks does the average Japanese person use in a year?
a. 200 
b. 50 
c. 350

04. Borscht is an East European soup. What is it made from?
a. cabbage 
b. beetroot 
c. potato

05. What is the European equivalent of one cup of flour?
a. 140 grams 
b. 75 grams 
c. 200 grams

06. Where do lamingtons (little cakes) originate from?
a. England 
b. Australia 
c. India

07. Traditional Italian pesto is made from basil, olive oil and which nut?
a. walnut 
b. pine nut 
c. almond

08. What is the English dish, toad in the hole?
a. frogs legs wrapped in ham 
b. sausages in batter pudding 
c. stuffed mushrooms

09. What kind of smoked fish is a kipper?
a. salmon 
b. haddock 
c. herring

10. What is the more common name nowadays for Toll House Cookies?
a. chocolate chip cookies 
b. spice cookies 
c. peanut butter cookies

11. What is the resulting flavour when chocolate is added to coffee?
a. cocoa 
b. mocha 
c. latte

12. Which fish is known as the king of fish?
a. salmon 
b. tuna 
c. Dover sole

13. What are kelp and dulse varieties of?
a. watercress 
b. seaweed 
c. noodle

14. What is the major vitamin found in brown rice?
a. vitamin C 
b. vitamin D 
c. vitamin B

15. What is quinoa?
a. a rice 
b. a grain 
c. a vegetable

16. Mangetout is a variety of which vegetable?
a. pea 
b. bean 
c. asparagus

17. What percentage cocoa solids must chocolate contain to be legally called chocolate?
a. 99 
b. 50 
c. 35

18. Which is the only food which melts at body temperature?
a. chocolate 
b. butter 
c. lard

19. What is a falafel?
a. potato pancake 
b. chickpea fritter 
c. Middle-eastern vegetable

20. What herb goes best with lamb?
a. basil 
b. rosemary 
c. tarragon 

Food Trivia Answers

01. b. Parmesan / 02. c. quince / 03. a. 200 / 04. b. beetroot / 05. a. 140 grams / 06. b. Australia / 07. b. pine nut / 08. b. sausages in batter pudding / 09. c. herring / 10. a. chocolate chip cookies / 11. b. mocha / 12. a. salmon / 13. b. seaweed / 14. c. vitamin B / 15. b. a grain / 16. a. pea / 17. c. 35 / 18. a. chocolate / 19. b. chickpea fritter / 20. b. rosemary

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