BBC Good Food’s Ultimate Food & Drink Quiz

Do you know your bobotie from your bouillabaisse, your Collins from your Cosmopolitan? Test your food & drink knowledge with our bumper culinary quiz, packed full of interesting food facts. 

Looking for a ready-made quiz for your next virtual get-together? Don’t miss our bumper food and drink quiz, featuring 25 multiple-choice quiz questions about regional British dishes, international cuisine, chocolate, cocktails, beer, top foodie TV and more. So get yourself into teams and find out who the real foodies are! If you’re quizzing online, we also have an interactive version of the quiz below the questions.

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BBC Good Food’s ultimate food and drink quiz

1. Which type of beans are used to make baked beans?

beans

a) Borlotti beans
b) Haricot beans
c) Cannellini beans
d) Flageolet beans

2. What does IPA stand for?

IPA

a) Intensely potent ale
b) India pale ale
c) India premium ale
d) International porter association

2. Bobotie is the national dish of which country?

bobotie

a) Nigeria
b) Ethiopia
c) South Africa
d) Kenya

4. Which year did The Great British Bake Off first appear on TV?

bake off

a) 2009
b) 2010
c) 2011
d) 2012

5.  If you ordered nigiri from a Japanese restaurant menu, what would you be served?

tokyo

a) A type of dumpling
b) A selection of sliced raw fish & seafood
c) A type of sushi featuring rice topped with fish or seafood
d) A type of sushi featuring raw fish or seafood wrapped in rice and seaweed

6. Which of these chocolate bars does not contain nuts in its ingredient list?

chocolate with nuts

a) Snickers
b) Double Decker
c) Picnic
d) Toblerone

7. Which flower does the spice saffron come from?

saffron
a) Orchid
b) Crocus
c) Nasturtium
d) Poppy

8. A Whitby Bun is flavoured with what?

Whitby

a) Raspberry
b) Coffee
c) Cinnamon
d) Lemon

9. Gruyère is a cheese from which country?

gruyere

a) France
b) Switzerland
c) Austria
d) Germany

10. What are the two main ingredients in the dish Cullen Skink?

empty soup bowl

a) Smoked haddock and parsnips
b) Cabbage and potatoes
c) Smoked haddock and potatoes
d) Smoked salmon and potatoes

11. Which of these cocktails does NOT typically include gin?

gin cocktail

a) Bramble
b) Collins
c) Gimlet
d) Cosmopolitan

12. Which of these is NOT a type of mushroom?

mushrooms

a) King oyster
b) Chicken of the woods
c) Tiger’s tail
d) Lion’s mane

13. Eccles cakes come from which UK county?

eccles cakes

a) Yorkshire
b) Lincolnshire
c) Lancashire
d) Cheshire

14. Shirley, Ailsa Craig and Mr Stripey are all types of what?

veg box

a) Courgette
b) Apple
c) Tomato
d) Aubergine

15. Which French city is known for the fish stew Bouillabaisse?

bouillabaisse

a) Marseille
b) Nice
c) Bordeaux
d) Paris

16. What is a spoot?

plate with question mark

a) A type of potato
b) A type of root vegetable
c) A type of clam
d) A type of kitchen implement

17. A Magnum holds two standard bottles of champagne, a Réhoboam holds six, but how many bottles of champagne in a Nebuchadnezzar?

champagne in glasses

a) 6
b) 12
c) 20
d) 16

18. What is a Goosnargh cake?

baking

a) A type of cake originating in Yorkshire, spiced with cinnamon
b) A type of biscuit originating in Lancashire, spiced with caraway seeds
c) A type of cake originating in Wales, made with almonds
d) A type of biscuit originating in Kent, made with poppy seeds

19. What is the tang on a knife?

knife

a) The leather case to secure the knife
b) The tip of the blade
c) The length of the sharp edge
d) The part of the knife blade that extends down into the handle

20. Which year did Masterchef first appear on TV in the UK?

TV

a) 1990
b) 1994
c) 1996
d) 2000

21. In Indonesian and Malay cuisine what does the word ‘nasi’ refer to?

Indonesia

a) Rice
b) Egg
c) The bowl or dish the food is served in
d) Curry

22. Which of the following does not feature on the ingredients list of Worcestershire Sauce?

welsh rarebit

a) Tamarind
b) Anchovies
c) Molasses
d) Tomatoes

23. Roughly how much does a medium egg (still in its shell) weigh in the UK?

carton of eggs

a) 23-33g
b) 33-43g
c) 53-63g
d) 63-73g

24. Which of these best describes the Austrian dish Kaiserschmarrn?

Austria

a) Thin crêpes that are rolled, filled with jam and dusted with icing sugar
b) Layers of crêpes and cream, stacked to form a pancake cake
c) Fluffy, raisin pancakes that are chopped or broken into small chunks and dusted with icing sugar
d) A stock, served with thin strips of leftover pancakes

25. What is a hop?

beer

a) A climbing plant, the roots of which are used in beer
b) A climbing plant, the flowers of which are used in beer
c) A climbing plant, the leaves of which are used in beer
d) A grain crop used in beer

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Answers: 1. (b) haricot beans; 2. (b) India pale ale; 3. (c) South Africa; 4. (b) 2010; 5. (c) A type of sushi featuring rice, topped with fish or seafood; 6. (b) Double Decker; 7. (b) Crocus; 8. (d) lemon; 9. (b) Switzerland; 10. (c) smoked haddock and potatoes; 11. (d) Cosmopolitan; 12. (c) Tiger’s Tail; 13. (c) Lancashire; 14. (c) Tomato; 15. (a) Marseille; 16. (c) A type of clam; 17. (c) 20; 18. (b) A type of biscuit originating in Lancashire, spiced with caraway seeds; 19. (d) The part of the knife blade that extends down into the handle; 20. (a) 1990;  21. (a) Rice; 22. (d) Tomatoes; 23. (c) 53-63g; 24. (c) Fluffy raisin pancakes that are chopped or broken into small chunks and dusted with icing sugar; 25. (b) A climbing plant, the flowers of which are used in beer