Culinary Vocab! Can You Match These Definitions to the Correct Food Related Word?

The world of food is rich with a vocabulary so diverse it would make even the most distinguished dictionary fanatic anxious. From fruits to vegetables to cooking styles to animals, this unique lexicon takes years to learn and perhaps a lifetime to master.

Do you have what it takes to get it done in the kitchen? Let’s see how many Michelin stars you can earn by matching these definitions to their proper culinary term!

"pasta shaped like pearls of barley"
orzo
osso bucco
risotto
"thin sauce made of fermented soy beans"
vinegar
sesame oil
soy sauce
"vegetables and seafood dipped in batter and deep-fried"
air fry
tempura
edamame
"a thick paste made from fermented soybeans and barley or rice malt; used in Japanese cooking to make soups or sauces"
miso
oyster sauce
balsamic
"the most highly proteinaceous vegetable known"
carrot
soy
potato
"a large edible marine gastropod with an ear-shaped shell"
abalone
rock fish
mussel
"a soft, white, cheeselike food made from soybeans"
veggie burger
lentil
tofu
"boil slowly at low temperature"
steam
simmer
sauté
"thin slice of meat usually fried or broiled"
cutlet
wedge
steak
"breaking down an organic substance, as sugar into alcohol"
vinegarization
alcoholism
fermentation
"a protein in wheat and other grains that makes dough elastic"
gluten
whey
starch
"sour-tasting liquid produced usually by oxidation of the alcohol in wine or cider and used as a condiment or food preservative"
balsam
vinegar
olive oil
"perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual in many varieties for its long conical orange edible roots; temperate and tropical regions"
potato
carrot
garlic
"widely cultivated herb with aromatic leaf stalks that are eaten raw or cooked"
vine
celery
mint
"a young onion before the bulb has enlarged; eaten in salads"
scallop
scallion
scampi
"clarified butter used in Indian cookery"
turmeric
spice butter
ghee
"a plant lacking a permanent woody stem"
bush
flytrap
herb
"mildly acid red or yellow pulpy fruit eaten as a vegetable"
tomato
watermelon
dragonfruit
"any of numerous trees and shrubs producing a small fleshy round fruit with a single hard stone; many also produce a valuable hardwood"
cherry
peach
pear
"tropical Asian tree with aromatic yellowish-brown bark"
cardamon
cinnamon
taro
"large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail"
seahawk
emu
turkey
"bulbous plant having hollow leaves cultivated worldwide for its rounded edible bulb"
garlic
onion
yam
"large shrimp sauteed in oil or butter and garlic"
scampi
sea stew
shrimp paste
"small round bread leavened with baking-powder or soda"
biscuit
flour cookie
sourdough loaf
"a soft lump or portion of something, especially food"
gollop
wollop
dollop
"a mixer incorporating a coil of wires"
blender
whisk
slap chop
"back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked"
chop
hide
bacon
"tubular pasta filled with meat or cheese"
penne
linguini
cannelloni
"widely cultivated tropical plant of India having yellow flowers and a large aromatic deep yellow rhizome; source of a condiment and a yellow dye"
carrot
turmeric
ginger
"small Italian dumplings made of potato or flour"
pierogi
potsticker
gnocchi

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Culinary Vocab! Can You Match These Definitions To The Correct Food Related Word?

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