The Ultimate Foreign Foods Quiz

Fancy yourself as a bit of a Foodie? For forever and a day humans have been making and eating great food, but how far does your palate stretch? Think Foreign Cuisines from around the globe for inspiration to ace our free World Foods quiz.

You’ll find 100 questions divided into 4 rounds, so gather your family or friends for some Tasty quizzing.

Round 1 – Italian Food

1 – What Country does pasta originate from?

2 – The milk of What animal is used for most commercial Mozzarella?

3 – What two types of meat are used in traditional Italian meatballs?

4 – What is the Italian name for bow-tie pasta?

5 – What is the name of the pasta sauce made up of cream, eggs, and bacon?

6 – What are the two core ingredients of fresh pasta?

7 – What is the name of the traditional Italian flatbread, topped with sauce and cheese?

8 – The three Italian hard cheeses are: Parmigianino regianno, pecorino romano, and what other cheese?

9 – What is the Italian name for the pasta which is shaped into long, thin cylinders?

10 – What are the three ingredients in a traditional béchamel sauce?

11 – What is the name of the traditional layered Italian pasta made with sheets of dried or fresh pasta?

12 – A Hawaiian pizza is topped with what?

13 – What herbs make up an Italian herb mix?

14 – What is the name of the famous, coffee-flavored Italian dessert?

15 – What is the name for the small cups of concentrated coffee?

16 – Is traditional pizza thick or thin?

17 – What are the ‘big three’ of an Italian dinner table?

18 – When do Italians typically drink milky coffee?

19 – What is the name of Italy’s famous vinegar?

20 – What is the name of Italian Christmas cake?

21 – What is traditionally paired with ricotta when filling ravioli or tortellini?

22 – What is the name of the rice traditionally used for risotto?

23 – What soft cheese is traditionally used on pizzas?

24 – What is pasta al forno?

25 – Foccaccia and ciabatta are types of what?

Round 2 – Spanish Food

1- The main meal of a Spanish day is eaten at what time?

2 – What is the name of the most famous Spanish rice dish?

3 – What is a Spanish tortilla?

4 – Spanish desserts are often creamy, and flavoured with what spice?

5 – What Spanish sausage is flavoured with garlic and paprika?

6 – From which animal is jamón serrano made?

7 – What is the name of the Spanish pig’s blood sausage?

8 – What is the name of cold Spanish tomato soup?

9 – What is the name of Spanish almond, bread, and garlic soup?

10 – What is ‘calamar’ in Spanish cooking?

11 – What is the traditional Andalusian way of preparing large pieces of fish?

12 – El pulpo a la gallega is what?

13 – What does it mean to prepare food ‘al ajillo’?

14 – What is el pisto?

15 – What is horchata?

16 – What is tapas?

17 – Red wine is used in which traditional Spanish summer drink?

18 – What is the central ingredient of the dish ‘las migas’?

19 – What is the name of a traditional Spanish fritter?

20 – What is the name of a traditional Spanish nougat?

21 – What is la torta de aceite?

22 – How many grapes are traditionally eaten at midnight during Spanish New Year celebrations?

23 – What flower is saffron made from?

24 – Is a traditional Spanish breakfast sweet or savoury?

25 – What international food based council is based in Madrid?

Round 3 – French Food

1 – What phrase is typically said before a meal?

2 – The legs of what animal are a popular food?

3 – What are les escargots?

4 – What is the most popular French bread?

5 – What is the name of the famous curved pastries from France?

6 – What famous phrase is said about the number of French cheeses out there?

7 – What special cake is eaten on the sixth of January?

8 – What are the three fillings of a quiche Lorraine?

9 – What is the name of the famous French vegetable stew?

10 – Which meal is known as ‘the little lunch’?

11 – What is the name of the famous French seafood soup?

12 – What part of an animal is foie gras made from?

13 – What is the French term for a paste made from meat or fish?

14 – What are the fillings of a croque monsieur?

15 – What sauce is produced in the Dijon city in France?

16 – What does it mean to serve food ‘en flambé’?

17 – What is the name of an alcoholic pancake dish made with lemon and orange?

18 – What French dish is made with a pig’s head, tongue, and ears?

19 – What is French toast dipped in prior to cooking?

20 – What are the two main ingredients in boeuf bourguignon?

21 – What is le coq au vin?

22 – How is a pot au feu made?

23 – What is la sauce chasseur typically served alongside?

24 – What is the name for preserving meat in its own cooled, hardened fat?

25 – What is confit meat typically used in?

Round 4 – Chinese Food

1 – Where in China are noodles preferred over rice?

2 – What beans are tofu made from?

3 – What is Seitan made up of?

4 – Which region uses the most chillies when cooking?

5 – What tool means that most meals are served in bite-sized portions?

6 – Is it more common to eat in groups or alone in Chinese settings?

7 – What is often done over food rather than coffee?

8 – What grain is typically served as a Chinese side dish?

9 – Why does a lot of Chinese food make use of less common ingredients?

10 – Where is Chop Suey originally from?

11 – How many culinary cuisines are there in China?

12 – How many dairy products are involved in Chinese food?

13 – How is food typically presented in China?

14 – What is the superstitious meaning associated with ingot shaped dumplings?

15 – What type of ingredient is traditionally served as a dessert?

16 – What sweet treat originated in China?

17 – What Japanese meals were originally made in China?

18 – What popular condiment originated in China?

19 – In what year did average Chinese daily calorie intake experience its greatest rise ever?

20 – Where were fortune cookies invented?

21 – What is the translation of ‘dim sum’?

22 – Why is there such a large variety in Chinese cuisine

23 – Why does traditional Chinese food often not contain beef?

24 – Why are chopsticks favoured over knives and forks?

25 – Where is the honoured guest seated at a traditional Chinese meal?




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