You don't have to be fluent in French to love French food, but you may need an interpreter to decipher a French menu or the directions on a classic French recipe. If you're a real man who does eat quiche, or a woman with baguettes on her mind, take a moment to test your knowledge of French cooking and cuisine.
In boeuf Bourguignon, which wine variety is the most common ingredient?
In French cooking, what is lardon?
A pad of fat used as seasoning
What is ratatouille?
An adorable animated rodent
A vegetable stew
If you're at a brasserie, where are you, exactly?
A picnic in the park
An upscale but informal French restaurant
A French bakery
What type of onion should you use to make French onion soup?
What is cassoulet?
A type of lettuce
A bean casserole
A dessert wine
In a classic quiche, what's the ratio of eggs to cheese?
Four eggs for every cup of cheese
Two eggs for every cup of cheese
Four eggs for every half-cup of cheese
What is a mirepoix?
A duck paté
A seasoning blend
A small boiling potato
What was the name of the landmark two-volume French cookbook first published in 1961 and co-authored by Simone Beck, Louisette Bertholle and Julia Child?
"The Recipes of France"
"Mastering the Art of French Cooking"
"Cooking in the French Style"
What are the main ingredients in Hollandaise sauce?
Cheddar and egg yolks
Butter and egg yolks
Cream and eggs
Auguste Escoffier named the five modern "mother" sauces in French cuisine. Which of the sauces below didn't make his list?
What is a roux in French cooking?
A cream substitute
A spice packet
If you ordered an entreé in a French restaurant with "canard" in the title, what would you be eating?
Creme bruleé is a custard dessert what unique topping?
What is beurre noisette?
Crudites are a popular French appetizer. What are they made from?
What are the three main ingredients in vichyssoise?
Beef, bacon and tomatoes
Leeks, potatoes and cream
Chicken, white wine and white beans
What does the term cuisine du terroir mean?
The flavors of a region
What popular secondary sauce can be made from a basic bechamel sauce?
Cognac is a variety of what popular alcoholic beverage?