50 Food Trivia Questions To Get Your Mouth Watering And Your Brain Thinking

Is your brain bigger than your stomach? Find out with this list of food-related trivia questions!

Winnie the Pooh getting ready to eat

These trivia questions include everything from identifying the lesser-known fruit by image to some expert baking knowledge that only a true foodie would know.

For your sake, we included both questions and answers in this list, so you can use the questions for your next food-themed trivia night with friends, or stump your partner over your next date night dinner!

1.What condiment was used for its medicinal qualities in the 1800s?


2.What's the most stolen grocery item?


3.Which fruits are scientifically related to roses?

Apples, pears, cherries, peaches, and strawberries

4.How many hamburgers does McDonald's sell a day?

6.5 million

5.What is this?

celery roots

6.Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of what food sticking to the roof of your mouth?

Peanut butter

7.True or false: Searing meat seals in the juices.


8.What are the three most prevalent fruit allergies?

Apple, peach, and kiwi

9.Which country drinks the most coffee in pounds per year?


10.Where does German chocolate cake actually come from?

Dallas, Texas

11.What is the name of this fruit?

Passion fruit

12.True or false: Storing guacamole with the pit prevents browning.


13.Which chocolate bar is the global bestseller?


14.What makes broth different than stock?

Broth is made with meat while stock is made with bones.

15.What goes into a standard mirepoix?

Mirepoix is made with onion, celery, and carrot.

16.True or false: Alcohol completely evaporates during cooking.


17.What is this called?

Dragon fruit

18.A tournée cut produces what shape of vegetable?

Small footballs

19.True or false: The seeds are the spiciest part of a pepper.


20.How many tablespoons are in a cup?


21.The process of baking a pie crust before adding the filling is called what?

Blind baking

22.True or false: Cutting steak against the grain makes it tender.


23.What vegetable is this?


24.Gaufrette potatoes are basically the same thing as what?

Waffle fries

25.What is the difference between ice cream and gelato?

Gelato has less fat and air than ice cream.

26.True or false: Washing mushrooms in water will make them soggy.


27.How many teaspoons are in a tablespoon?


28.What is this called?


29.A finely chopped mixture of cooked mushroom, onion, and herbs is called what?


30.What's the ratio of oil to vinegar in a classic vinaigrette?

Three parts oil to one part vinegar

31.True or false: Adding salt to water will make it boil faster.


32.What does it mean to "dock" pastry dough?

To pierce it

33.What is this called?


34.What is royal icing?

Icing made with icing sugar and egg whites

35.True or false: Storing fruit in a paper bag can quickly ripen it.


36.If you're "cutting in," what are you mixing dry ingredients with?

Fat (like butter)

37.If you are "tempering" chocolate, what are you doing with it?

Melting and then cooling it in a particular way

38.What does a "frangipane" filling contain?


39.True or false: Adding oil to boiling water will prevent pasta from sticking.


40.What is this called?

Lotus root

41.What does it mean to macerate fruit?

To soak it in a flavorful liquid (such as alcohol) or toss it in sugar

42.What is this?


43.True or false: Storing tomatoes upside down will make them last longer.


44.What does it mean to truss a chicken?

To tie it together before roasting to make sure it cooks evenly and holds its shape.

45.Baking soda is considered a what?

A leavening agent

46.Cooking veggies until soft and translucent (but not browned) is called what?


47.What is this?


48.What does it mean to baste something?

To moisten something with fat while it cooks

49.Which country is the biggest exporter of coffee beans worldwide?


50.What is the only fruit with seeds on the outside?


This post contains contributions from Keira Rivers, Jesse Szewczyk, Jasmin Nahar, and Greta Alvarez.