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Food quiz: Can you read a menu?

July 26, 2017 11:24 IST
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Test your knowledge of culinary terms. Arm yourself for an evening of dining out.

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Are there certain terms on an average restaurant menu that flummox you?

Menu writers, these days, seem to speak a flowery language all of their own, peppered with new-fangled terms that are guaranteed to confound, not clarify.

Would like to order a Potato Croustade Topped with Crumbled Chicken Bacon?

Or do you prefer being served a Caprese Salad with a Balsamic Reduction?


Cookbooks and recipe sites often use arcane terms, too.

But fret not, for help is at hand. Brush up your culinary/foodie terms with this quick 5-minute quiz:

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