What's in that recipe?
by Staff
Much like fingerprints, no two recipes are alike. Sometimes, it's just one special ingredient that sets a dish apart from imitators. Take our quiz to discover if you can spot the common and incredibly exotic ingredients found in complex recipes from around the world.

Guacamole at its simplest is comprised of what three main ingredients?

  • ripe avocados, garlic and cilantro
  • ripe avocados, tomatoes and salt
  • avocados, oil and vinegar

Authentic French bouillabaisse must include which of the following seafood ingredients?

  • mussels
  • lobster
  • conger eel

Paella hails from the Valencia region of Spain. What type of meat does the more contemporary variety of this rice dish feature?

  • chicken
  • beef
  • seafood

Smoothies can be made with virtually any type of fruit, some yogurt and ice. How can calorie-conscious smoothie fans lighten up the typical recipe?

  • leave out the yogurt altogether
  • make smoothies with skim milk instead of yogurt
  • substitute half the yogurt with skim milk

What spice commonly found in curry dishes is believed to prevent and possibly treat the effects of Alzheimer's disease?

  • coriander
  • fenugreek
  • turmeric

The Korean rice dish bi bim bop often includes some earthy ingredients, including which of the following?

  • bean sprouts, bracken and bellflower roots
  • mushrooms and lentils
  • truffles

True or false: Authentic barbecue sauce is always thick and tomato-based.

  • True. Tomato-based sauce is the only way to go.
  • False. Barbecue sauces run thick and thin to suit every palate.
  • Neither true nor false. There's no such thing as authentic barbecue sauce -- there are only authentic barbecue dry rubs.

Brunswick stew is the ideal cold-weather treat for meat lovers. What kinds of meat, in addition to pork, can be included in a Southern-style recipe?

  • ground chuck
  • boneless, skinless chicken
  • tofu

Tiramisu is undoubtedly a favorite dessert of coffee addicts everywhere, since a type of coffee is one of the main ingredients. Which type is it?

  • espresso
  • cappuccino
  • decaf Italian roast coffee

Ceviche, which features fish or shrimp, is a cold dish that was developed in Spain. What main ingredients take the place of actual heat during the "cooking" process?

  • hot sauce and cayenne pepper
  • tomatoes and serrano peppers
  • lemons and limes