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Cooking with Flavor: The Fresh Herb Quiz
by Staff
Fancy yourself an herb expert? Take this fresh herb quiz to test your chops in all things herbal.

What's the best way to dry high-moisture herbs like basil and oregano?

  • In the oven
  • Hang upside down
  • Both a and b

What's the best way to dry low-moisture herbs like rosemary and thyme?

  • In the oven
  • Hang upside down
  • Neither a or b

Which of these herbs loses its flavor when dried?

  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Rosemary

How should you store herbs once they're dried?

  • In the freezer
  • In the refrigerator
  • At room temperature

Which of these herbs tends to turn black in the freezer?

  • Rosemary
  • Basil
  • Thyme

Which of these herbs is often added to a dish without being cooked?

  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Cilantro

Which of these herbs don't need soil when grown indoors?

  • chives
  • lemongrass
  • bay

True or False: Herbs don't have a smell when frozen.

  • true
  • false

When freezing herbs in ice cube trays, which of these should you use?

  • Water
  • Olive oil
  • Either is fine.

Which of these oils are best for infusing herbs?

  • Olive oil
  • Safflower oil
  • Both a and b

What's the cellulose produced by the bacteria in vinegar called?

  • Mother
  • Father
  • Brother

Which of these fresh herbs should not be stored in the refrigerator?

  • Cilantro
  • Basil
  • Parsley

If you want to turn your white vinegar pink, which of these herbs should you use?

  • Lavender buds
  • Chive blossoms
  • Rosemary stems

Which of these foods require bacteria in its production?

  • Vinegar
  • Chocolate
  • Both a and b

True or False: Infusing herbs in oil or vinegar requires cooking them together.

  • true
  • false

Which of these foods cannot be made into vinegar?

  • Corn
  • Apples
  • Asparagus

If you're storing fresh herbs in the fridge, what should you cover them with?

  • Foil
  • A plastic bag
  • Newspaper

Which of these herbs is the easiest to grow indoors?

  • Mint
  • Rosemary
  • Cilantro

Which of these herbs is the toughest to grow indoors?

  • Mint
  • Rosemary
  • Cilantro

What seed does cilantro come from?

  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Coriander