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Do You Speak Culinary French?

Happy Bastille Day! To celebrate the French holiday, we'll be featuring French recipes, facts, and tips all day. To kick off our coverage, I've created a quiz that tests your knowledge of French cooking terms and techniques. Do you speak culinary French? Find out now and take the quiz.


Do You Speak Culinary French?

What were the original four mother sauces?

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brainstewerz brainstewerz 8 years
It's Espagnole, not Esagnole...
AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
Oui Oui - I did okay! Great quiz. :)
Tabloid Tabloid 8 years
Frika, lol! Yeah, Belgium is part of french but they also speak Dutch and German... I think they call it patate frite over there too but I'm not sure in France. The french in France is confusing me because they use all the perfect term in french which it's sometimes weird for me because I'm from the french side of Canada and we are influenced by them but we do have our accent and different term of naming stuff. We don't get what they says sometimes. :P
mominator mominator 8 years
My MIL would be so disappointed in me.
Frika Frika 8 years
tabloid, i have called fries patat, or sometimes patat frite but we're dutch...but i think in belgium they call it that too? which is part french right....who knows i sure once we think we know it they'll change it just to make us feel stupid! haha
Tabloid Tabloid 8 years
2/6 - I don't know anything about cooking but I do speak french. I always though french from France call french fries as "patate frite" not "Pommes de terre frites à cru, en petites tranches". hahahahah! Their so weird.
thehabra thehabra 8 years
yay! 6/6. The quiz wasn't that difficult, though.
Food Food 8 years
Happy Bastille Day everyone! I can't wait to have moules frites (mussels and fries) and a tall glass of Chimay.
gigill gigill 8 years
2/6 - I was rubbish!
lovemoi lovemoi 8 years
3/6.. I remembered the julienne one from watching eddie's million dollar cook off on the disney channel
Brandi13jrm Brandi13jrm 8 years
savory is an herb?
Frika Frika 8 years
6/6 awesome...i found it funny though that the picture attached to the quiz is of a cheese croissant, but in French it would be fromage, not kaas, kaas would be dutch! it just made me interested in the quiz even more!
sakuraa sakuraa 8 years
6 out 06 6 isn't bad... Thanks, Jacques Pepin.
cmd0610 cmd0610 8 years
Yay- but my fiance is French and I lived there for awhile- I don't cook though , French cooking or otherwise, and yes pommes frites is always the word for french fries- there are several resto's in Paris that are famous for their "pommes frites".
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
4 out of 6 isn't bad i guess....
kothmia kothmia 8 years
whelp... yeah... that went about as well as expected.... still all yummy to eat, though...
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 8 years
mmm... french food.
Advah Advah 8 years
Ooops, and I thought being French would help. I never heard of fries being called 'pommes frites' though!
uptown_girl uptown_girl 8 years
I didn't do so bad considering I know NOTHING of french cooking or eating!
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