Food Trivia

Food trivia questions will do more than make you hungry for the best eats. It will grow your hunger for food knowledge! Ice cream, fast food, Taco Bell, expensive spice options, popular dishes, and all things around fun food trivia questions — what else could challenge the foodie in you and your friends than fun facts and questions around the best food trivia questions?

Food Trivia

Challenge and learn more about popular food items around the world while looking at the favorite foods that make people tick and turn. Also, dive into the popular drink options and traditions that define people’s culinary identity. Good luck! This food quiz is going to be loads of fun.

Food Trivia Questions and Answers

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The United States state of Georgia is famous for what fruit?The Peach
What is the main ingredient in guacamole?Avocados
How many items are in a bakers dozen?13
What popular beverage once contained cocaine?Coca-Cola
What is the name of the first pizzeria to open in the United States?Lombardi’s Pizza
Bubble tea originated in which country?Taiwan
The desire to eat strange things that are non-nutritive is known as what?Pica
In what year was the blue M&M first introduced?1995
In the US, a pint of milk is equal to how many cups of milk?Two
Where was the fortune cookie invented?California
Paella, a famous rice dish, originated in what country?Spain
Which liquor is made from the blue agave plant?Tequila
What is the Spanish word for a heated tortilla filled with cheese?Quesadilla
What is the national dish of Scotland?Haggis
What ingredient in bread causes it to rise?Yeast
Gumbo is a stew that originated in which state?Louisiana
What is the highest number of Michelin stars a restaurant can receive?Three
Kopi luwak is a very expensive type of what?Coffee
A tandoor is a type of what?Oven
A teetotaler is a person that never drinks what?Alcohol
What is a traditional fermented Korean side dish made seasoned vegetables and salt?Kimchi
Chimichurri is a green sauce that originated in what country?Argentina
Magarine is sold as a replacement for what?Butter
The paperboard “Chinese takeout” box was invented in what country?The United States
The taste that allows us to taste savory foods is called what?Umami
John Montagu, the man credited with inventing the sandwich, held what noble title?Earl of Sandwich
Red Vines is a popular brand of what type of candy?Red licorice
Pho is a popular noodle soup from what country?Vietnam
What is name of the scale used to measure the spicy heat of peppers?Scoville scale
Mr. Pibb was a soft drink created by the Coca-Cola Company to compete with what other soft drink?Dr Pepper
What do the letters of the popular fast food chain KFC stand for?Kentucky Fried Chicken
In French cuisine, what is the name for the following: béchamel sauce, espagnole sauce, hollandaise sauce, tomato sauce, and velouté sauce?Mother sauces
In what type of restaurant would you typically find the condiment wasabi?Japanese
The cooking technique that involves submerging food in a liquid at a relatively low temperature is called what?Poaching
What is the name for a confection that consists primarily of sugar or honey and almond meal?Marzipan
Sauerkraut is made from what finely cut vegetable?Cabbage
What was the original flavor of the filling in Twinkies?Banana cream
What is the colloquial term for a rotating tray often often placed on a table to aid in distributing food?Lazy Susan
Pupusas, handmade thick stuffed corn tortillas, are a traditional dish from what country?El Salvador
The use of chopsticks originated in what country?China
In what year did McDonald’s start serving breakfast with the introduction of the Egg McMuffin?1972
Dijon mustard originated in the city of Dijon, located in what country?France
“Granny Smith” is a popular type of which fruit?Apple
What fast food franchise has the most worldwide locations?Subway
Roquefort is a French blue cheese made from the milk of what animal?Sheep
The first McDonald’s restaurant opened in which U.S. state?California
The original Starbucks was established in 1971 in what U.S. city?Seattle, Washington
How many mother sauces are there in classical French cuisine?Five: Béchamel, Velouté,Espagnole, Sauce Tomat, Hollandaise
What is the name for a meat dish made from finely chopped raw beef often served with onion, capers, seasonings and raw egg?Steak tartare
Sushi is a type of cuisine that originated in what country?Japan
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay opened his first restaurant in what city?London, England
Mexican tortillas were originally made from the grain of which plant?Corn
Traditionally, the term “caviar” refers to the salt-cured roe of which fish?Sturgeon
What are the three main ingredients in the campfire treat known as a “s’more”?Marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker
What is the main ingredient in thousand island dressing?Mayonnaise
Arby’s is a fast-food restaurant chain specializing in sandwiches made with what main ingredient?Roast beef
In which country did cheddar cheese originate?England
What common kitchen item is made up of sodium and chlorine atoms?Salt
Sriracha is type of hot sauce named after a city located in what country?Thailand
The Cajun holy trinity of cooking consists of what three vegetables?Onions, bell peppers and celery
Lox, often served on a bagel, is a fillet of brined what?Salmon
Sukiyaki is a popular hot pot dish from what country?Japan
Founded in 1921, this company was credited with being the first “fast food” chain?White Castle
What ingredient is added to white sugar to make brown sugar?Molasses
Jamón ibérico is a type of cured ham that is traditionally produced by which two neighboring countries?Spain and Portugal
What do the letters C and H stand for in C & H Sugar?California and Hawaii
In cooking, margarine is used as a substitute for what ingredient?Butter
The Carolina Reaper, Dorset Naga, and Trinidad Scorpion are varieties of what kind of edible plant?Chili pepper (Capsicum annuum)
Foie gras is a french delicacy made from the liver of what animal?Duck or Goose
Hamburgers get their name from what European city?Hamburg, Germany
A poke bowl is a diced raw fish dish that originated in which U.S. state?Hawaii
What “King” of golf lent his name to a mixture of iced tea and lemonade?Arnold Palmer
Which fast food restaurant chain once tested bubble gum broccoli as a children’s menu item?McDonald’s
A Cuba Libre cocktail is made from what two main ingredients?Rum and Coke
Tom yum is a type of hot and sour soup that originated in which country?Thailand
What U.S. nonprofit organization sells about 200 million boxes of cookies per year?The Girl Scouts
Who was the host of the American travel and food show No Reservations?Anthony Bourdain
What does the “E” stand for in the name of the American restaurant chain Chuck E. Cheese?Entertainment
“A la Crecy” is a French cooking term that describes a dish made or garnished with what?Carrots
What is the French culinary term for a dish that has been covered with breadcrumbs or grated cheese and browned?Au gratin
Which South American country is the world’s largest producer of Coffee?Brazil
Most brands of of the liquor soju are made in which country?South Korea
What is the name of the meringue-based cake believed to have been created in honor of a Russian ballerina?Pavlova
Nolan Bushnell, co-founder of Atari, also founded what pizza chain?Chuck E. Cheese’s
What French pastry is made with choux dough, filled with a cream and topped with icing?Éclair
Which American fast-food restaurant franchise has an item on its menu called the Blizzard?Dairy Queen
Key and Kaffir are two types of what fruit?Lime
Known for its characteristic strong smell and taste, Stilton is a type of cheese produced in which country?England
Peri-peri, cayenne and bird’s eye are all a type of what?Chili pepper
The mojito is a traditional rum cocktail from which country?Cuba
What type of pasta is commonly known as bow-tie pasta or butterfly pasta?Farfalle
Halloumi is a semi-hard, unripened, brined cheese that originates from which Mediterranean island country?Cyprus
When used in the kitchen, sodium bicarbonate is more commonly known as what?Baking soda
The Hershey Company, commonly known as Hershey, was founded in which U.S. state?Pennsylvania
The traditional Peruvian dish cuy is made with what animal?Guinea Pig
Norway was responsible for introducing what fish for raw consumption in Japan?Salmon
A stroopwafel is a wafer cookie that originated in which European country?Netherlands
Snickers is a brand name chocolate bar made by which American company?Mars, Incorporated
What is the name of the popular Australian food spread used on sandwiches, toast and pastries?Vegemite
What is the white part of the inside of an egg called?Albumen
What are the ingredients in a Harvey Wallbanger cocktail?Vodka, Galliano and orange juice
The meat of a game animal, such as deer, is called what?Venison
In most countries it is illegal to call sparkling wine by what name unless it was produced in certain region of France?Champagne
What popular soda beverage was originally developed as a mixer for whiskey?Mountain Dew
When found on a beer bottle, what does the acronym IPA stand for?India Pale Ale
To be legally sold as bourbon, a whiskey’s mash must contain at least 51% of what grain?Corn
What dish, made from crushed durum wheat, is a staple of western North Africa?Couscous
Champagne is a sparkling wine made from grapes grown in the Champagne region of which country?France
Malbec, Sangiovese, and Syrah are all a type of what?Wine
A Moscow Mule is a type of cocktail popularly served in what?Copper Mug
What notable brand of alcohol takes its name from the romanticized, storied life of a Welsh buccaneer who routed the Spanish in an attack on Panama City in 1671?Captain Morgan
If a liquor is 100 proof how much alcohol does it contain by percentage?50 Percent
When a drink is served “on the rocks”, it is served with what?Ice cubes
What fruit is thrown at the annual food fight festival held in Buñol, Spain?Tomato
Originally from Quebec, what food comes from the local french slang word for a “mess”?Poutine
A deficiency of what vitamin may lead to dry eyes and night blindness?Vitamin A
What are the four main ingredients in beer?Grain, hops, yeast, and water

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