The Kitchen and You: What do you know about cooking?
by Staff
Besides being an almost-essential task for living, cooking is a fun hobby for many people. So how much do you know about the facts, figures and history of food and cooking? Get yourself a snack, take our quiz and find out!

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently did away with its pyramid-shaped guide to healthy eating. What shape is the new guide?

  • square
  • circle
  • pentagon

According to new U.S. Department of Agriculture's MyPlate guidelines, how much of your plate should be fruits and vegetables?

  • half
  • two-thirds
  • three-fourths

Lots of people learn to cook in their school's home economics class. In what year was the term "home economics" first coined?

  • 1899
  • 1854
  • 1920

Julia Child is widely credited as having introduced French cooking to the American public -- and making it easy and fun. What Julia Child-related artifact can be seen at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History?

  • her favorite ladle
  • a cleaver
  • her whole kitchen

TV dinners were created to provide easy at-home meals for those who preferred not to cook. What company trademarked the "TV dinner" moniker?

  • Swanson
  • Banquet
  • Marie Callender's

What is the best-selling cookbook of all time?

  • Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book
  • Joy of Cooking
  • Betty Crocker's Cookbook

How many pounds of chicken did the average American consume in 2007?

  • 58
  • 73
  • 86

What nation brought stroganoff to the world?

  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Czech Republic

"Casserole" is the French word for what?

  • saucepan
  • hot dish
  • well baked

In what city was McCormick Spices founded?

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Boston, Mass.
  • Baltimore, Md.

The current record-holder for the world's largest omelet weighed ______.

  • 4 tons
  • 6 tons
  • 7 tons

Should dry and wet ingredients be measured in the same containers?

  • yes
  • no
  • It doesn't matter.

What does the gold medal seal on Campbell's Soup cans represent?

  • the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval
  • a commemoration of their one billionth can of soup
  • an excellence award from the World's Fair

Which U.S. state produces more pork than any other?

  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Iowa

What kitchen appliance did Herbert Johnston invent?

  • Crock-Pot
  • stand mixer
  • popcorn popper

Which of the following products was introduced first?

  • Heinz Tomato Ketchup
  • Jiffy Pop
  • Stove Top Stuffing

What celebrity chef had originally planned to play professional sports?

  • Emeril Lagasse
  • Jamie Oliver
  • Gordon Ramsay

Which supermarket chain is the largest in the United States?

  • Publix
  • Safeway
  • Kroger

What's the proper temperature for a cooked turkey?

  • 165 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 185 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 205 degrees Fahrenheit

When making yeast bread, how long does the first rise usually take?

  • 1.5 hours
  • 3 hours
  • 4.5 hours