Cranial culinary competition

Your chance to test your celebrity chef knowledge

Your chance to test your celebrity chef knowledge

February 18, 2009|By JULIE E. GREENE

Bravo TV's popular cooking show "Top Chef" will end its fifth season next Wednesday night. Food Network recently launched its cooking competition show, "Chopped."

With a popular cable network devoted to food plus cooking shows on PBS, Bravo and Fox, we're testing your knowledge of culinary terms and celebrity chefs.

Good luck!

Match the famous chef to his or her restaurant, business or TV show.

1. Eric Ripert

2. Lidia Bastianich

3. Bobby Flay

4. Emeril Lagasse

5. Tom Colicchio

6. Daniel Boulud


7. Jacques Ppin

8. Ina Garten

9. Duff Goldman

10. Robert Irvine

A. "Fast Food My Way"

B. DB Bistro

C. Craft

D. Mesa Grill

E. Le Bernardin

F. "Barefoot Contessa"

G. Charm City Cakes

H. NOLA Restaurant

I. "Dinner: Impossible"

J. Felidia

Test your culinary knowledge

1. A Latin American dish in which the acid in a citrus marinade "cooks" pieces of raw fish or shellfish.

A. Amuse bouche

B. Carpaccio

C. Ceviche

D. Granita

2. Very thin slices of raw beef served with a mustard sauce or vinaigrette.

A. Cioppino

B. Carpaccio

C. Sashimi

D. Ceviche

3. A Japanese dish of sliced raw fish often served with soy sauce and daikon.

A. Sushi

B. Hosomaki

C. Nori

D. Sashimi

4. Which ingredient is not a member of the holy trinity of Louisiana cuisine?

A. Bell peppers

B. Jalapeos

C. Onion

D. Celery

5. In this cooking technique, food is vacuum-packed and heated for an extended period of time in hot water for which the temperature is precisely controlled and below the boiling point.

A. Molecular gastronomy

B. Braise

C. Sous-vide

D. Emulsion


1. Which TV chef is known for getting frequently bleeped due to his four-letter language?

2. Are tomatoes a fruit or vegetable?

3. What's a squab?

4. Which season two "Top Chef" contestant was asked to leave the show after he man-handled another contestant?

5. In what city is Duff Goldman's bakery?



Answers: 1. E; 2. J; 3. D; 4. H; 5. C; 6. B; 7. A; 8. F; 9. G; 10. I

Culinary knowledge

Answers: 1. C; 2. B; 3. D; 4. B; 5. C


Answers: 1. Gordon Ramsay; 2. Fruit (as are bean pods); 3. A nestling pigeon too young to fly; 4. Cliff Crooks; 5. Baltimore

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