Cooking Vocabulary Quiz

Tests comprehension and vocabulary from EnglishClub's page on Cooking Vocabulary. You can do this quiz online or print it on paper.

1. What does a cookbook contain?

a) cooks b) courses c) recipes

2. Which can be "ingredients"?

herbs, spices, meats
adding, mixing, mashing
pans, pots, spoons
a) herbs, spices, meats b) adding, mixing, mashing c) pans, pots, spoons

3. Before cooking or eating certain fruits and vegetables, some people _______ them.

a) peel b) carve c) beat

4. Which is not usually done with a knife?

chopping vegetables
grating cheese
dicing meat
a) chopping vegetables b) grating cheese c) dicing meat

5. Which two words are the closest in meaning?

cook and serve
sauté and stir-fry
melt and grease
a) cook and serve b) sauté and stir-fry c) melt and grease

6. Which of these amounts is the smallest?

a tablespoon
a teaspoon
a pinch
a) a tablespoon b) a teaspoon c) a pinch

7. Which action is done just with the fingers?

a) sprinkling b) slicing c) whisking

8. Which means "to cut into small squares or cubes"?

to dice
to chop
to carve
a) to dice b) to chop c) to carve

9. Which is usually carved with a carving knife?

a chocolate cake
a roast chicken
a fried egg
a) a chocolate cake b) a roast chicken c) a fried egg

10. Which cooking methods work by surrounding food with hot air on all sides?

boiling and steaming
frying and grilling
baking and roasting
a) boiling and steaming b) frying and grilling c) baking and roasting

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Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers.