Food quiz of the year 2018

Test your foodie knowledge by taking our bumper culinary quiz of 2018. Find questions on food trends, top telly, chefs, restaurants and much more. You can print off the quiz for your Christmas party, too. 


Spoiler alert! Scroll to the bottom of the page for the answers to the quiz in smallprint.

1. What flavour was the cake at Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s wedding?

Cake mixture in a bowl with electric whisks

a) Lemon & lavender
b) Lemon & elderflower
c) Vanilla & elderflower
d) Lemon drizzle 

2. The World Cheese Awards 2018 took place in Bergen in November. Which cheese was the crowned the world champion? 

Selection of cheeses on board

a) Fanaost
b) Golden Cross
c) Almnäs Tegel 
d) Cornish Kern

3. Which of these is NOT an ice cream flavour launched by Ben & Jerry’s this year? 

Ice cream in a bowl on pink tablemat

a) Birthday Cake
b) Pretzel Palooza
c) Spice & All Things N’Ice
d) Buttered Popcorn

4. As veganism continues to soar in popularity, we saw lots of restaurants experiment with seitan this year, but what is it? 

Ingredients and pulses in bowls

a) Wheat gluten
b) Mushroom protein
c) Texturised vegetable protein
d) Fermented soy beans 

5. Which of these Danish foods did bakers NOT have to make during Danish week on this year’s Great British Bake Off? 

Biscuit bunting on a string

a) Smørrebrød
b) Kanelsnegle
c) Aebleskiver
d) Kagekone 

6. In July this year, research by YouGov revealed the nation’s favourite ice lolly. What is it? 

Ice lollies laid on crushed ice

a) Twister
b) Solero
c) Fab
d) Magnum

7. Avocado was THE fruit of 2017, but which fruit replaced avocado as the fastest-selling fruit in July this year, according to Tesco? 

Rainbow fruit skewers

a) Pineapple
b) Mango
c) Orange
d) Apple

8. Which dish caused a stir on this year’s MasterChef?

Knife on a chopping board with pomegranate seeds

a) Chicken katsu curry
b) Chicken ramen
c) Chicken rendang
d) Chicken korma

9. In December, the first restaurant serving a predominantly cannabis-infused menu opened in which city? 

Cannabis leaves and small bottle of oil

a) Bristol
b) London
c) Brighton
d) Manchester

10. Lupin hit the headlines this year as one of the latest health crazes. What is it?

Larder of dry goods in jars

a) A tuber
b) A spice
c) A legume seed
d) A type of wheat

11. Which supermarket was crowned winner of our ‘Best Turkey’ category in this year’s BBC Good Food Christmas taste awards?

Turkey on a white serving platter

a) M&S
b) Sainsbury’s
c) Lidl
d) Waitrose & Partners

12. 2017 was all about the turmeric latte, but which of these was the new talked-about caffeine drink in 2018?

Coffee in a striped golden cup with chocolate sprinkles

a) Chickpea coffee
b) Avocado coffee
c) Mushroom coffee
d) Paprika coffee 

13. Fermented foods were big news in 2018. Which of these products is not fermented?

Table of ingredients

a) Sauerkraut
b) Kefir
c) Kombucha
d) Matcha 

14. According to analysis in August by Stay In Cornwall, which was the most Instagrammed food in the UK? 

Smartphone taking photo of cake

a) Avocado
b) Fish & chips
c) Curry
d) Beef Wellington 

15. Which former pop icon opened a bar in London this year? 

Bar stools in a line next to a red topped bar

a) Chesney Hawkes
b) Bruce Springsteen
c) Rick Astley
d) Phil Collins

16. Which of these chefs was awarded a CBE this year?

Gold medal on an orange ribbon

a) John Torode
b) Gordon Ramsay
c) Jamie Oliver
d) Rick Stein

17. Which radio presenter is a BBC Good Food fan, announcing on his show this year that his wife refers to BBC Good Food more than any cookbooks?

Vintage look radio in turquoise

a) Mark Radcliffe
b) Chris Evans
c) Greg James
d) Trevor Nelson 

18. Which London restaurant was crowned National Restaurant of the Year at the 2018 Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards?

Chef griddling a piece of steak on a grill

a) Sabor
b) Kiln
c) Cornerstone
d) Temper 

19. Which retro starter did we spot coming back into fashion on restaurant menus this year?

Menu on a clipboard with a white plate

a) Prawn cocktail
b) Deep-fried Camembert
c) Ham & melon
d) Vol-au-vents

20. Which of these top TV chefs lost a Michelin star at their restaurant this year?

Golden star stickers on paper

a) Michel Roux Jr
b) Marcus Wareing
c) James Martin
d) Glynn Purnell

21. Which of these chefs appeared on BBC Radio 2’s Desert Island Discs this year?

Vintage look radio in turquoise colour

a) Marco Pierre White
b) Nigella Lawson
c) Tom Kerridge
d) Paul Hollywood

22. Which of the following became a global hate object on Twitter in April?

White hashtag on a white background

a) A charcoal-activated croissant
b) A craft beer made from chia seeds
c) A unicorn-themed doughnut
d) A bleeding vegan burger

How did you score in our big food quiz of 2018? We'd love to hear about it in the comments below.

Answers: 1. (b) Lemon and elderflower 2. (a) Fanaost 3. (d) Buttered Popcorn 4. (a) Wheat gluten 5. (b) Kanelsnegle 6. (d) Magnum 7. (a) Pineapple 8. (c) Chicken rendang 9. (c) Brighton 10. (c) A legume seed 11. (a) M&S 12. (c) Mushroom coffee 13. (d) Matcha 14. (c) Curry 15. (c) Rick Astley 16. (d) Rick Stein 17. (b) Chris Evans 18. (b) Kiln 19. (d) Vol-au-vents 20. (b) Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley Hotel  21. (c) Tom Kerridge 22. (a) A charcoal-activated croissant

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