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Famous Foodies: The Gastronomes Quiz
by Staff
Some of them helped changed the culinary world with their contributions, and some are just incredible foodies. How well do you know these famous gastronomes? Take this quiz to find out.

Known as the founder of the Church of England, this king was also a hefty eater and weighed 400 pounds (181 kilograms) at his death.

  • Henry the VIII
  • King George
  • Edward IV

True or false: John Montagu, Fourth Earl of Sandwich is credited with creating the sandwich.

  • true
  • false

What famous food writer wrote "<i>Physiologie du Gout</i>" ("The Physiology of Taste")?

  • Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
  • Alexandre-Balthazar-Laurent Grimod de la Reyniere
  • Jean Pare

Who wrote<i> </i>"<i>L'Art de la Cuisine Francaise</i>" ("The Art of French Cooking") and classified French sauces into the four groups they remain in today?

  • Marie-Antoine Careme
  • Auguste Escoffier
  • Charles Elme Francatelli

What Italian-born queen of France is credited with introducing the French with many food innovations?

  • Clementine Paddleford
  • Catherine de Medici
  • Constance Spry

What man became the first great modern hotelier?

  • Conrad Hilton
  • Cesar Ritz
  • Donald Trump

Who is the author of the popular cookbook "The Epicurean"?

  • James Beard
  • Julia Child
  • Charles Ranhofer

What food is Catherine de Medici NOT credited with introducing to France?

  • oranges
  • artichokes
  • broccoli

What celebrity chef from the 1970s was known as the Galloping Gourmet?

  • Paul Prudhomme
  • Graham Kerr
  • Justin Wilson

True or false: Julia Child wasn't a fan of Italian or Mexican food.

  • true
  • false

Irma Rombauer was the author of one of America's most influential cookbooks. What is it?

  • &quot;The Joy of Cooking&quot;
  • &quot;How to Cook Everything&quot;
  • &quot;Plenty&quot;

This beloved TV chef's kitchen was donated to the Smithsonian in 2002 and is now a permanent exhibit there.

  • Justin Wilson
  • Julia Child
  • James Beard

True or false: Alice Waters was the first female chef to win the James Beard Award for outstanding chef.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Lydia Bastianich was the first female chef to earn a three-star review from The New York Times.

  • true
  • false

What popular TV chef wrote "Kitchen Confidential," a behind-the-scenes look at the restaurant industry?

  • Anthony Bourdain
  • Gordon Ramsey
  • Jamie Oliver

Eric Ripert is chef and owner of what famed New York restaurant?

  • Le Bernardin
  • Per Se
  • Gramercy Tavern

What British chef runs a nonprofit apprentice program at a restaurant called Fifteen?

  • Jamie Oliver
  • Gordon Ramsey
  • Wolfgang Puck

Who was the host of the first food program on the brand new medium of TV in 1946?

  • James Beard
  • Justin Wilson
  • Paul Prudhomme

True or false: David Chang and Momofuku group also publish Lucky Apple food magazine.

  • true
  • false

What prolific food writer is director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, an institute of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi?

  • John T. Edge
  • Chuck Reece
  • Roy Blount Jr.

What late African-American chef and author helped make black Southern cooking a foundation of our national cuisine?

  • Katharin Bell
  • Malinda Russell
  • Edna Lewis

What two chefs are credited with contributing most to kicking off California cuisine?

  • Wolfgang Puck and Thomas Keller
  • Alice Waters and Wolfgang Puck
  • Alice Waters and Thomas Keller

What Japanese-born chef helped make sushi bars a staple in the United States?

  • Nobu Matsuhisa
  • Masaharu Morimoto
  • Roy Yamaguchi

True or false: Thomas Keller is the first and only American-born chef to hold multiple three-star ratings from the Michelin Guide.

  • true
  • false

Who was the first woman to become executive chef at the White House?

  • Cristeta Comerford
  • Rosie Daley
  • April Bloomfield

True or false: There are only 68 Certified Master Chefs in the United States.

  • true
  • false

True or false: The Bocuse d'Or is a biennial world chef championship that takes place in Paris.

  • true
  • false

What Charleston, South Carolina, chef is known for seed saving?

  • Fred Neuville
  • Mike Lata
  • Sean Brock

True or false: April Bloomfield is an American chef known for holding Michelin stars at her two restaurants, The Spotted Pig and The Breslin Bar & Dining Room.

  • true
  • false

What food TV show became the first to be captioned for the deaf in 1972?

  • &quot;Julia Child and Company&quot;
  • &quot;The French Chef&quot;
  • &quot;The Galloping Gourmet&quot;