Brown is obsessed with storkbill, which is:
A) A wild, edible flower in the geranium family
B) The fibrous beak of the long-legged bird, used to flavor broths and soups
C) A bamboo-like shoot popular in Chinese cuisine
D) A crunchy, bitter lettuce native to Utah
Franey once witnessed a culinary near-disaster when a co-chef used an insanely expensive type of truffle by accident in place of a more reasonably priced kind. True or False: French Périgord truffles cost more than Italian white truffles.
Gilmore's favorite cookbook, River Cottage Meat Book, was written by which British author?
A) Nigella Lawson
B) Nigel Slater
C) Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
D) Tamasin Day-Lewis
Izard's favorite kitchen tool, the Vitamix, is great for:
A) Preparing food for sous vide cooking
B) Blending vinaigrettes and sauces
C) Rolling out homemade pasta
D) Flash-freezing ice cream
Lewis's culinary mentor, Dario Cecchini, taught him the fine art of:
True or False: Bacalao, an essential ingredient on Mendes's menu, is salted and dried codfish.
Mirarchi visited Italy every summer as a child, and he has powerful memories of diving for sea urchin, called ricci di mare. In America, sea urchin is more widely known by its Japanese name:
Pham says his mother makes the best bánh xèo (Vietnamese crêpes). How do you pronounce bánh xèo?
A) "been soh"
B) "bayn soo"
C) "bun say-oh"
D) "bin see"
After Hours, Skenes's favorite food show, chronicles the late-night urban adventures of which famous past Best New Chef?
Which of the following is not one of the cooking modes on Willmann's dream kitchen tool, the combi oven?
Zarate's first job was as a dishwasher at Benihana, a Japanese restaurant chain famous for what style of cooking?
How did you do?
8 or more correct answers Congratulations, you're a bona fide foodie!
Fewer than 5 correct answers Hang your head and go straight to Benihana.