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Sizzling on Screen: Reality Chef and Cooking Quiz
by Staff
Do reality cooking shows really light your fire? Test your searing knowledge with our quiz.

Which cooking show host used store-bought angel food cake, canned apple-pie filling, corn nuts, popcorn, pumpkin seeds and frosting to create a "Kwanzaa cake"?

  • Paula Deen
  • Nigella Lawson
  • Sandra Lee

True or false: Anthony Bourdain once referred to Rachael Ray as the "anti-Julia Child."

  • true
  • false

Who is considered the pioneer of the celebrity cooking show?

  • Martin Yan
  • Julia Child
  • Emeril Lagasse

On her show Julia Child once famously dropped what?

  • lamb
  • turkey
  • potato pancake

Which New York-born chef appeared on "Castle," "Dancing With The Stars" and dating game show "The Choice"?

  • Rocco DiSpirito
  • Bobby Flay
  • Eddie Huang

Which award-winning chef won the first season of "Top Chef Masters"?

  • David Burke
  • Michael Chiarello
  • Rick Bayless

Which Food Network host was fired after the St. Petersburg Times exposed his resume was a fraud?

  • Robert Irvine
  • Curtis Stone
  • Duff Goldman

Which "Iron Chef" star wears glasses but doesn't need to?

  • Alton Brown
  • Geoffrey Zakarian
  • Masaharu Morimoto

What food won't "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" host Guy Fieri eat?

  • eggs
  • liver and onions
  • kale

What food won't "MasterChef" host Gordon Ramsay eat?

  • movie theater popcorn
  • overcooked food
  • cilantro

Which "Top Chef" judge became the first MSNBC food correspondent in 2015?

  • Tom Colicchio
  • Hugh Acheson
  • Padma Lakshmi

How many episodes of Alton Brown's "Good Eats" aired between 1999 and 2012?

  • 140
  • 252
  • 280

What was the secret ingredient when chef Michelle Bernstein battled Bobby Flay and won on "Iron Chef America"?

  • tomato
  • bacon
  • sweet onions

Which vegan chef won "Cupcake Wars" in 2010?

  • Katie Higgins
  • Doron Petersan
  • Chloe Coscarelli

Which show is not hosted by Alton Brown?

  • "Cutthroat Kitchen"
  • "Iron Chef America"
  • "Top Chef"

True or false: The secret ingredient of "Iron Chef America" really is kept secret from chefs that battle in Kitchen Stadium.

  • true
  • false

What French phrase is said at the beginning of "Iron Chef America"?

  • Allez cuisine!
  • Allez tout droit!
  • Bon appetit!

Which was "Chopped" host Ted Allen's least favorite contestant dish?

  • liver ganache
  • tomato and watermelon aspic
  • pureed raw pork

Which show is (or was) not hosted by Gordon Ramsay?

  • "Hell's Kitchen"
  • "MasterChef Junior"
  • "Chopped"

Who was the first host of "Top Chef Masters"?

  • Gail Simmons
  • Ted Allen
  • Kelly Choi

During which season of "Top Chef" did the "hair shaving incident" air?

  • season 1
  • season 2
  • season 4

What did Clarissa Dickson Wright and Jennifer Paterson travel in on "Two Fat Ladies"?

  • Austin 1100
  • Ford Cortina
  • Triumph motorcycle and sidecar

Which celebrity chef was also a spy for the U.S. government?

  • Julia Child
  • Philip Harben
  • James Beard

Who was the first chef to cook on television?

  • Graham Kerr
  • Antonin Careme
  • James Beard

In what year did the Food Network debut?

  • 1962
  • 1989
  • 1993

True or false: "Chopped" contestants already know what's in their mystery ingredient basket.

  • true
  • false

Which former boy-band member became the host of "Rewrapped"?

  • Joey Fatone
  • Lance Bass
  • Nick Lachey

Who went head to head against Masaharu Morimoto in a rock crab battle on the original "Iron Chef"?

  • Cat Cora
  • Hiroyuki Sakai
  • Bobby Flay

How many restaurants rescued on Gordon Ramsay's "Kitchen Nightmares" end up failing anyway?

  • one-third
  • one-half
  • two-thirds

Where is Carlo's Bake Shop, the bakery featured in the TLC show "Cake Boss," located?

  • California
  • Rhode Island
  • New Jersey