A fun collection of Food Trivia Quizzes about food and beverage facts, science and history

You are here > Home >  


There is a link to the answers at end of each quiz



From Amateur & Basic Cooking Classes to Professional Chef Training & Degrees -  Associates, Bachelors & Masters - More than 1,000 schools & classes listed for all 50 States, Online and Worldwide



1) This close relative of the codfish is found in the North Atlantic, with the average weighing about 5 pounds. The most famous dish made with it originated in the village of Findon in the 18th century.
Name the fish and the dish.

2) In 1877 this 'man' and the product name were first used as a trademark by Henry Crowell at his mill in Ravenna, Ohio. Crowell and 7 other mill owners formed the American Cereal Company of Chicago in 1891. In 1901 the name of the company was changed to the trademark name first used by Crowell.
Who is this 'trademark' man, and what is the name of his product?

3) Usquebaugh, uisge beatha, uisce beatha.
What is it and where did it come from?

4) What semi firm Italian cheese, originally made from sheep's milk (now frequently made with cow's milk), is sometimes referred to as the poor man's Parmesan.

5) The Weights and Measures Act of 1824 in England declared that this measure was equal to "10 imperial pounds weight of distilled water weighed in air against brass weights with the water and the air at a temperature of 62 degrees of Fahrenheit's thermometer and with the barometer at 30 inches."
What was this measure?

6) What is the common name for roasted buckwheat groats (or a porridge made from them) in Eastern European countries?

7) What citrus fruit is named after a human body part?

8) What country now has 600 Kentucky Fried Chicken outlets and is the second largest fast food market after the U.S.?

9) What are the two most cultivated fruit trees in the world?

10) The males of this animal are up to 3 times larger than the females. The animals milk is rich, and makes excellent butter.  85% of them live in China.
What are they?



  Home   |   About Us & Contact Us   |   Bibliography   |   Food History Articles   |   Food Trivia   |   Food Links  

Please feel free to link to any pages of from your website.
For permission to use any of this content please E-mail:
All contents are copyright © 1990 - 2015 James T. Ehler and unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved.
You may copy and use portions of this website for non-commercial, personal use only.
Any other use of these materials without prior written authorization is not very nice and violates the copyright.
Please take the time to request permission.


Food Reference Logo



Popular Pages

Culinary Art and Posters