From chocolate bars and Christmas cake to artisan coffees or the ultimate aromatic cocktail, there’s no doubt that food and drink is a crucial part of our lives, if not an entirely basic human need. But how much do we know about what we toss down our throats, and eat every day? It’s time to find out in this: our awesome list of 100 ultimate food and drink quiz questions!
Whether you’re attempting this gastronomic affair by yourself, or gathering around your friends, family or even those work colleagues of yours, this quiz is a great mix of simple, yet also searingly difficult fare.
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Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy Food and Drink Quiz Questions and Answers
We always like to kick off a quiz night with a ‘keep it simple’ round, even if it’s just to lull your participants into a false sense of trivia security. So, if you’re ready, try out these ten really easy food pub quiz questions, to start the night.
1. By what name is deer meat known?
2. In the US, what is another name for corn?
3. What does ‘en croute’ mean?
4. What is the main ingredient in hummus?
5. What is the chemical formula of salt?
6. What do dried plums tend to be called?
7. At US $5,000 per kg or higher, what is the world’s most expensive spice?
8. With more than 400 flavours to choose from, what is bought by 93% of UK households in a given year?
9. Which British celebrity chef has a child called Buddy Bear Maurice?
10. What plant is also known as Japanese horseradish?
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Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy Food and Drink Quiz Answers
- In pastry
- Jamie Oliver. Buddy’s siblings are Poppy Honey Rosie, Petal Blossom Rainbow, Daisy Boo Pamela and River Rocket Blue Dallas.
Name the Recipe Food and Drink Quiz Questions and Answers
Do your contestants consider themselves accomplished cooks? Got a wannabe chef or even brilliant baker in your crew? It’s time to test their knowledge of ingredients in this round where we give you the major ingredients, and your quizzers need to ‘name the recipe’ to match.
1. What recipe’s main ingredients are butter, flour and milk, with optional extras such as garlic, some onion or a bay leaf?
2. What is made from rolled oats, fat (typically butter), brown sugar and golden syrup, baked together?
3. Which soup contains vegetables such as onions, celery, onion, cabbage and chopped tomatoes along with cannellini beans and pasta?
4. What fancy breakfast is completed with something made with butter, egg yolks, lemon juice and white wine vinegar?
5. What is missing from the following list of ingredients? Salad leaves, green beans, olive oil, eggs, olives, new potatoes, tomatoes, and tuna?
6. What can be made with egg yolks, mustard, sunflower oil and white wine vinegar?
7. What is mixed with onions, capers, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce and then topped with a raw egg yolk?
8. Which dish consists of smoked haddock, boiled rice, parsley, hard-boiled eggs, curry powder and butter?
9. What is yoghurt, mixed with cucumbers, garlic, salt, olive oil, sometimes with vinegar or lemon juice, and herbs such as dill, mint, parsley and thyme?
10. What is made by mixing sugar, butter and milk, heating it until it becomes a soft ball, and then beating the mixture while it cools?
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Name the Recipe Food and Drink Quiz Answers
- Bechamel sauce, or white sauce
- Hollandaise sauce
- Raw ground minced beef, to make steak tartare.
Famous Restaurant Quiz Questions and Answers
From fast food joints to eateries of the stars, there are many restaurants that capture the headlines, or have featured in prominent films. Let’s see how you (and your participants do) in naming some of them, in these ten cracking food and drink quiz questions about famous restaurants.
1. Which burger chain made a point of serving its meals on china plates with knives and forks?
2. Which British village has for a long time had two three Michelin star restaurants?
3. In 2020, which Filipino chain had more restaurants than any other non-North American company?
4. Which Spanish restaurant, considered the world’s best five years between 2002 to 2009 and known for its molecular gastronomy, operated at a loss for its last eleven years, with operating profit coming from El Bulli-related books and lectures by Ferran Adrià?
5. What is a fictional chain of Hawaiian-themed fast food restaurants that has appeared in Quentin Tarantino films such as Pulp Fiction, From Dusk till Dawn and Reservoir Dogs?
6. Which one-time World’s Best Restaurant uses ingredients found only in its country?
7. Which high end restaurant, branches of which can be found across four continents, is based on Japanese cuisine and is famous for Miso black cod and yellowtail with ponzu and jalapeño?
8. Which is the most numerous chain that focuses on sweet food?
9. Which British chef is famous for making snail porridge?
10. Which Californian restaurant sounds like what is produced by a Gallic person rolling around in the mud?
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Famous Restaurant Quiz Answers
- Jollibee, with over 4,500 locations. Although top of the pile including US brand sits Subway which has more than 42,000!
- El Bulli
- Big Kahuna Burger
- Noma, situated in Copenhagen
- Dunkin’ Donuts
- Heston Blumenthal
- French Laundry
Cheese Joke Quiz Questions and Answers
It might be a little cheesy, but we think these questions are ‘grate’. Okay, okay, bad cheese pun over, but it’s time for a new round. And we thought we’d serve up something a little different in this round of ten questions; a bit of a ‘cracker’ with funny cheese quiz questions!
1. What does cheese say to itself in the mirror?
2. What type of cheese is made backwards?
3. With what cheese would you coax a bear out of the woods?
4. Why was the circus performer lopsided?
5. What cheese is always mentioned at a pantomime?
6. What does a cheese alcoholic demand?
7. With what cheese can you disguise a small horse?
8. How do you handle dangerous cheese?
9. What type of paint did a man use twice on his wife?
10. What’s a Pirates favourite cheese?
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Cheese Joke Quiz Answers
- They only had one Stilton
- He’s Brie-hind you!
- He Double Gloucester
- Chedd-Aaarr or Yaaarrrgggg
Tough Food and Drink Quiz Questions and Answers
Everyone topping the leader board? Well it’s time to turn up the heat in this
kitchen (ahem – we mean quiz). Yup, that’s right – it’s time for a round of fiendish food and drink quiz questions…
1. What term is used to describe the scientific discipline involving the study of physical and chemical processes that occur in cooking?
2. What does the Scoville Scale measure?
3. What does it mean to cook meat ‘confit’?
4. Why were the earliest versions of Neapolitan ice cream stripes of pistachio, vanilla and cherry flavours?
5. Which stew began as a dish made by Marseille fishermen using the bony rockfish which they were unable to sell to restaurants or markets?
6. Along with bread, what are the three ingredients of an Elvis [Presley] sandwich?
7. Which British singer has a tattoo of bottle of ketchup on his arm?
8. Vegetables cut ‘julienne’ are sliced in what manner?
9. How many segments are there usually in an orange?
10. From what flower is saffron derived?
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Tough Food and Drink Quiz Answers
- Molecular gastronomy
- The level of pungency (spiciness or “heat”) of chilli peppers
- To cook it slowly in its own fat
- The green, white and red was to resemble the Italian flag
- Peanut butter, banana and bacon
- Ed Sheeran. Heinz in turn created a limited edition bottle with his tattoo on it.
- Into thin strips
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From Where in the World Food and Drink Quiz Questions
While you won’t get points for knowing that waffles hail from Belgium or meatballs from Sweden (thanks IKEA!), you can definitely notch up a few with some of these food quiz and drink questions related to their country of origin.
1. From where in the world does taramasalata originate?
2. Which two countries argue over who created the meringue based desert named after a particular Russian ballerina?
3. From where does the Pisco Sour come?
4. What is the national dish of Peru?
5. Where would you most likely get a Rösti?
6. A national dish of which country typically made with rice noodles, chicken, beef or tofu, peanuts, a scrambled egg, and bean sprouts, among other vegetables, sautéed together in a wok?
7. Where does phở originate?
8. With what country do you associate advocaat?
9. From where does the side dish, originally called Kimchi, literally translated to soaked vegetables, originate?
10. Across central and eastern Europe, what are pierogi?
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From Where in the World Food and Drink Quiz Answers
- Ceviche, consisting of slices of raw fish or shellfish that is spiced with salt, onions, and chili peppers, then marinated in lime juice.
- Pad Thai is from Thailand
- Korea (North or South will do)
Food in TV and Film Questions
From sucking spaghetti in Lady and the Tramp or boiling lobsters in Annie Hall, food (and drink) has taken a starring role in many movies and TV series. Like James Bond’s martini style, or even all the delicious Italian food devoured by Julia Roberts in blockbuster hit Eat, Pray, Love.
In this delicious round of quiz questions, we explore some of the most famous trivia related to food on TV and in films.
1. The character Sam Malone is the bartender and proprietor of which bar?
2. In the film When Harry Met Sally, the pair are in Katz’ Delicatessen when a woman at a nearby table utters the famous line “I’ll have what she’s having”. What was Sally having?
3. What foodstuff was the title for a Johnny Deep and Juliette Binoche film based on a Joanne Harris book?
4. In which film is Remy a highly intelligent and idealistic young rat with unusually acute senses of taste and smell who dreams of becoming a chef?
5. Which chain’s name is a double entendre relating to an American slang for a part of the anatomy and the noise made by an owl?
6. In an English country teashop, which character drunkenly declares “We want the finest wines available to humanity, we want them here and we want them now!”?
7. Did Audrey Hepburn get breakfast at Tiffany’s?
8. When enlisted in the army, Forrest Gump befriends a fellow soldier nicknamed “Bubba”, who convinces Forrest to go into which business with him after their service?
9. The character Gertrude Moon, mother of Daphne, worked for a while in the aptly named Café Nervosa in which sitcom?
10. In the fictional universe of Breaking Bad, what is the name of the fast food restaurant which acts as a front for meth production?
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Food in TV and Film Answers
- Not an orgasm, but rather a turkey sandwich. Though Katz’ is famous for its salt beef sandwiches.
- Hooters. The owl is part of its logo. Hooter’s also briefly set up a airline – Hooter’s Air – which had rather scantily clad airline attendants.
- Withnail, in Withnail and I
- No, it’s a jewellery shop. (Though 50 years after the film, the New York branch did open a café on the fourth floor.) She had a coffee and pastries while window shopping.
- Shrimping. They created the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, and the two become millionaires. In real life, a restaurant chain of the same name was soon created and within twenty years could be found in a dozen countries.
- Los Pollos Hermanos
Coffee Quiz Questions and Answers
As the legend goes, an Ethiopian goat herder, Kaldi, is set to have discovered coffee after noticing that after eating berries from a specific tree, his goats got so energetic that they couldn’t sleep at night.
We’ve come a long way since those humble, and slightly humorous beginnings, with coffee being a staple on many people’s daily menus, and served countless different ways all over the world. In this round of coffee quiz questions, we dive into some interesting trivia facts about coffee to see if you have ‘bean’ concentrating…!
1. What in 1773 lead to a sharp rise in coffee consumption in the US?
2. A red eye is a normal drip brewed coffee combined with what?
3. What is the meaning of the word ‘tiramisu’?
4. Which country is the biggest producer of coffee?
5. Which country is the second largest producer of coffee?
6. For an affogato what is ‘drowned’ in a shot of espresso?
7. What alcoholic cocktail was created by Dick Bradsell in the 1980s at Freds Club in London for a young lady who asked for something that would, “Wake me up, and then f*%k me up”?
8. Named from the Spanish ‘to cut’, what consists of espresso mixed with a roughly equal amount of warm milk?
9. In what month are decaffeinated coffee sales highest?
10. What was special about the filming of a brewing coffee pot at a University of Cambridge computer lab in 1993?
Coffee Quiz Answers
- A heavy tax on tea was imposed by the British government, leading to the Boston Tea Party. Drinking coffee was then seen as an expression of freedom.
- The coffee flavoured Italian desert can be translated as ‘pick me up’ or ‘cheer me up’
- Ice cream
- Espresso martini
- January, due to New Year’s Resolutions
- It was the first ever web cam
Pop Quiz – all about Soft Drinks Quiz Questions and Answers
Is there anything better than the satisfying ‘aaah’, when you open a can of Coca Cola? Or the embarrassing fart noise of an antique Sodastream machine…
In this set of ten questions, let’s explore some of the best quiz questions all about soda, pop, soft drinks; you name it!
1. What two fruit flavours make up Lilt?
2. Which of the following fizzy drink flavours is made up? Salty Watermelon, Curry Soda, Cucumber Soda, Black Garlic, Peppercorn Chilli Fizz, Onion, Black Current, Grass Jelly, and White Fungus Bird’s Nest.
3. What is the only country in the world where Coca-Cola is not the highest selling soft drink?
4. Which lurid soft drink was originally invented as a mixer for whiskey?
5. Which red dotted drink originally contained the mood stabilising drug lithium, used as medication for manic states?
6. In 1963, what drink was legally determined to be ‘non cola’, resulting in bottlers being able to distribute it alongside Coca-Cola or Pepsi without violating exclusivity agreements?
7. Which soft drink declares the importance of obeying one’s thirst?
8. What does it take two to do?
9. What malaria medication was originally added to soda along with sugar to form the first tonic water?
10. What was the first product to feature on the cover of Time Magazine?
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Pop Quiz Answers
- Pineapple and grapefruit
- Peppercorn Chilli Fizz. The others are real – Salty Watermelon (Japan), Curry Soda (Japan), Cucumber Soda (Japan), Black Garlic (Switzerland), Onion (South Korea), Black Current (Egypt and Kenya), Grass Jelly (Malaysia), and White Fungus Bird’s Nest (Vietnam).
- Scotland, where it is outsold by Irn-Bru. Irn-Bru is the UK’s third bestselling soft drink.
- Mountain Dew
- 7 Up
- Dr Pepper
- Sprite, with the tagline ‘Obey your thirst’
- Quinine. Gin and tonic were mixed together in British colonial India, where the British population pepped up their medicinal quinine tonic.
- Coca Cola, on 15th May 1950. The magazine included an in depth article on the company.
Last Orders – Drinks Quiz Questions and Answers
We couldn’t deliver a food and drinks question without a final round dedicated to the strong stuff. From Indian pale ale to head-whirring absinthe, this last and ultimate round revolves around alcoholic drinks, which you might need to indulge in at the end of this quiz!
1. Napoleon Bonaparte said ‘In victory I deserve XXXXXX, in defeat I need it.’ What drink did he deserve and need?
2. Which anise flavoured spirit was illegal in the United States until 2007?
3. What different anise-flavoured liqueur is widely consumed in Greece?
4. From what book is the following: ‘The bar is in full swing, and floating rounds of cocktails permeate the garden outside, until the air is alive with chatter and laughter, and casual innuendo and introductions forgotten on the spot, and enthusiastic meetings between women who never knew each other’s names.’?
5. From what colour grapes is orange wine made?
6. Which Dutch beer is named after a river running through Amsterdam?
7. What vegetable is used in the making of schnapps?
8. Dr Hannibal Lector said ‘I ate his liver with some Fava beans and a nice XXXXX.’ A nice what?
9. What colour wine is Trebbiano Toscano?
10. Which country produces Beck’s beer?
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Last Orders – Drinks Quiz Answers
- The Great Gatsby
- White grapes, but with the skin left on for a period of time after crushing rather than quickly removed
- Chianti. As a psychiatrist, Dr Lector would have known that he may well have been being treated with monoamine oxidase inhibitors. The three things that one is now allowed to consume while on such medication are liver, beans and wine.
And, how did you and your players do? Did you plate up perfect scores? Or was this culinary quiz foray a bit of an (Eton) mess?
Let us know how you got on in the comments below. Or, please do give us some feedback on what you thought, or whether we’re missing any crucial food and drink quiz questions to complete this scrumptious set.
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