Whether you're a foodie wishing to test your chops or a more plebian diner looking to expand your culinary horizons, dig in to the tantalizing trivia ahead on the Ultimate Foodie Quiz. No napkins required.
Liquid nitrogen brings a whole new meaning to a cook's concept of cold. At a temperature of -321 degrees F (-196 degrees C), liquid nitrogen will flash freeze any food it touches.
Oh, soufflé. How you baffle all novices who attempt to master your puffed goodness . Physical chemist Hervé This was confounded by a cheese soufflé's precise cooking directions, leading him to pioneer the study of molecular gastronomy.
This ain't your grandma's holiday dessert that doubles as a doorstop. This fruitcake was encrusted with 223 small diamonds and took a Tokyo pastry chef one month to prepare.
The "once on the lips, forever on the hips" dieting adage doesn't apply to cows. The loins, or hips, yield succulent but lean cuts, including the prized filet mignon.
Willy Wonka fans would undoubtedly appreciate the tongue-twisting effects of miracle fruit. Native to Africa, the fruit turns sour flavors sweet and vice versa.
Some fruits and veggies don't demand organic labels -- or prices -- for best eating since they don't absorb as many pesticides form the soil. Peaches, however, top the list on the Environmental Work Group's list of produce that contain the most pesticides.
Nothing says "foodie" like knowing what's what about wines. For French whites, prime regions include Alsace, Loire and, of course, Champagne.
Some foodies turn up their noses at celebrity chefs, but they ought to know who's who. Austrian Puck rose to the top of the food world after opening Spago in Hollywood.
A foodie isn't a foodie by eating talents alone. Cooking capabilities also play a role, and knife skills rank among the most important. Smaller than a dice, a julienne is one-eighth inch (0.3 centimeters) by one-eighth inch by 2.5 inches (6.4 centimeters), but most cooks simply use the size of a matchstick to describe this special cut.
Although a lot of people enjoy food that tastes like a salt lick, meds may be masking true flavors. Researchers have identified more than 250 common medications that alter the taste of food.