Food and Drink

Food and Drink Quizzes – A huge selection of complete pub quiz rounds on the topic of food and drink.

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Quiz 107 – Round 5 – Food and Drink

1. Wine of which colour is produced from the Gorgollasa grape?

Red (Indigenous to Mallorca)

2. A Bombay duck is not a duck at all – what is it?

A fish 

3. What are the two main ingredients you would find in the Indian dish ‘saag aloo’?

Spinach and potato

4. Which unappealingly-named cocktail consists of peach schnapps and orange juice?

Fuzzy navel

5. Lambert, Balaton and Rainier are three types of which fruit?


6. ‘Afore ye go’ is an advertising slogan that has been used since 1925 by which brand of alcohol?

Bell’s Whisky

7. Who is the richest celebrity chef in the world, worth over £240 million?

Jamie Oliver

8. Which ingredient constitutes the main difference between white pudding and black pudding?

Blood (Usually pork blood which is omitted in white pudding)

9. Which type of rice is primarily used as the main ingredient of a risotto?


10. Is the classic Scottish ‘clootie dumpling’ a savoury or sweet speciality?

Sweet (A rich fruit pudding)





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Quiz 102 – Round 6 – Food and Drink

1. What shape is anelli pasta?


2. Which alcoholic beverage is produced exclusively in the Douro Valley in Portugal?


3. Which herb is used in the production of pesto?


4. ‘Pho’ is a type of soup originating from which country?


5. Which distinctly flavoured food ingredient has its own festival each year in August in the Isle of Wight?


6. In which country is Appenzeller cheese produced?


7. What is the name given to vitamin B9?

Folic acid

8. In which country is the wine-producing region of Langhorne Creek?


9. Which spirit forms the basis of a Moscow Mule cocktail?


10. In which U.S. state is Jack Daniel’s Whiskey produced?






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Quiz 99 – Round 3 – Food and Drink

1. For what purpose is annatto used in cooking?

Food colouring (Orange-red colouring and it is also occasionally used as flavouring. It is derived from the seeds of the achiote tree and is what gives Red Leicester cheese its colour )

2. A ‘Nebuchadnezzar’ is a term used for a wine bottle equivalent to how many standard 750ml bottles?


3. ‘Early Purple Sprouting’ and ‘Calabrese’ are varieties of which vegetable?


4. From which country does Kingfisher Beer originate?


5. An oven temperature off 200 degrees Celsius would be equivalent to which Gas Mark?


6. What are ‘devils on horseback’?

Dates or prunes wrapped in bacon

7. Which food chain uses the slogan ‘Eat Fresh’?


8. How would you best translate ‘vol-au-vent’ into English?

It is the French for ‘windblown’ although it literally means ‘flight in the wind’, due to its lightness.

9. Which beef dish gained its name from a Russian diplomat born in 1772?

Beef Stroganoff

10. Which Cadbury’s chocolate bar is shaped like a frog?








National Dishes

Quiz 92 – Round 6 – Food and Drink

National dishes Quiz. We have chosen a selection of foods that are specifically known as being the National Dish of a specific country. Can you identify the country from the national dish?

1. Ackee and Saltfish


2. Wiener Schnitzel


3. Coo-coo and Flying Fish


4. Goulash


5. Pot-au-feu


6. Poutine (Dish of French fries, gravy and cheese curds)

Canada (Quebec)

7. Peking duck


8. Nasi goreng


9. Stamppot (Mashed potatoes with one or several vegetables or fruits)


10. Haggis



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Quiz 88 – Round 3 – Food and Drink

1. What is Paddington Bear’s favourite food?


2. Torrontés is a white grape originating from which country?


3. Tepache is a Mexican drink made of the fermented rinds of which fruit?


4. ‘Tom Yum’ is what type of Thai food?


5. What dessert is also sometimes called ‘Tuscan Trifle’?


6. In which country is Warsteiner beer produced?


7. Pavlova is a famous dessert named after a Russian ballerina – what was her first name?


8. What is a ‘Bath Oliver’?

A cracker/biscuit

9. ‘Baba ghanoush’ is a dish made primarily from which vegetable, mixed with onion, tomatoes, oil and seasoning?

Aubergine (eggplant)

10. Which nuts are used in the production of marzipan?



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Quiz 87 – Round 3 – Food and Drink

1. With which type of seafood is Whitstable in Kent most associated?


2. ‘Malus domestica’ is the Latin term for which common fruit?


3. In which country is ‘Tchibo’ coffee produced?


4. What is the name for vitamin B2?


5. ‘Elegant Lady’ is a type of which fruit?


6. In which country is Bénédictine Liqueur produced?


7. Which food has a name which originally meant ‘bitter water’?


8. In which Berkshire village is Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant ‘The Fat Duck’ located?


9. Which famous confectionery product was named after a play by J.M. Barrie?

Quality Street

10.’Bella Lodi’ is a type of which Italian food product?



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Quiz 85 – Round 3 – Food and Drink

1. From which country does feta cheese originate?


2. What type of fish is smoked to make a kipper?


3. In which decade was sliced bread first sold in the UK?


4. Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a wine produced in which French region?


5. Injera is a National dish in Ethiopia and Eritrea – what type of food is it?

Bread (flatbread)

6. What is distinctive about the meat or fish served in ‘Carpaccio’?

It is raw

7. What distinctive flavour does a ‘Bigarade’ sauce have?

Bitter orange (often served with duck)

8. Which type of pasta shape literally translates as ‘little ears’?


9. Name two Marx Brothers films that had food in their titles?

Two of – ‘Duck Soup’, ‘The Cocoanuts’ and ‘Animal Crackers’ (I would not accept Horse Feathers or Monkey Business as they are not usually eaten!!)

10. Which English film director and producer wrote a slimming book entitled ‘The Fat Pig Diet’?

Michael Winner





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Quiz 84 – Round 2 – Food and Drink

For the following cocktail quiz questions please tell us what the alcoholic base of the each of the following drinks is.

1. Manhattan


2. Margarita


3. Daiquiri

Rum (white)

4. Mint Julep


5. White Russian


6. Singapore Sling


7. Sidecar


8. Bellini


9. Sangria

Red wine

10. Death in the Afternoon

Absinthe (plus Champagne)


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Quiz 82 – Round 6 – Food and Drink

1. What type of food is mortadella?

(Italian) sausage

2. In South Indian cookery, what is a ‘vada’?

A savoury snack resembling a fritter/doughnut

3. From which country does Caboc cheese originate?


4. From which type of meat is chorizo made?


5. Which four herbs are mentioned in the song ‘Scarborough Fair’?

Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme

6. What is couscous made from?


7. What food is also sometimes called a ‘love apple’?


8. What is most commonly regarded as the national dish of Austria?

Wiener Schnitzel

9. Which type of nut is one of the ingredients in a Bakewell Tart?


10. Which French term, literally translating as ‘small oven’, is used in English to describe a small biscuit or cake served at the end of a meal?

Petit four





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Quiz 75 – Round 3 – Food and Drink

1. What type of pastry is used to make Baklava?

Filo pastry

2. How many gallons of beer are there in a barrel?


3. In which American state is Tabasco produced?


4. In which year was the Kronenbourg Brewery founded?


5. What shape are ‘rotelle’ pasta pieces?

Wagon wheel

6. ‘Marjorie’s Seedling’, ‘Jubileum’ and ‘Yellow Pershore’ are three varieties of which fruit?


7. Which spirit forms the basis of a ‘Singapore Sling’ cocktail?


8. In which French region is Claret wine produced?


9. In the Spanish town of Buñol, in Valencia a festival is held where participants throw which type of food?

Tomatoes (La Tomatina)

10. What is the Greek equivalent of tapas?






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Quiz 72 – Round 4 – Food and Drink

1. Which fruit gives ‘triple sec’ its flavour?


2. In which county can you find John Smith’s Brewery?

North Yorkshire

3. ‘Bazlama’ is a Turkish type of which food?


4. ‘Lountza’ is a Cypriot dish made from which meat?


5. How many litres of wine are held in a double magnum?

3 litres

6. ‘Gotland Blue’ is a cheese produced in which country?


7. A tayberry is a cross between which other two berries?

A raspberry and a blackberry

8. From which country does Moosehead Beer originate?


9. Which method of cooking is known as ‘broiling’ in the U.S.A?


10. What are ‘umbles’?

Edible entrails, usually of deer





Christmas Food Quiz

Christmas Quiz 2 – Round 5 – Christmas Food and Drink

Christmas Food Quiz – How well do you know your Christmas food?

1. Visions of which sweet foodstuff danced in children’s heads as they slept, according to Clement Clarke Moore’s poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas?


2. In Oaxaca City, Mexico, ‘Noche de rábanos’ is celebrated every 23rd December. Which food gives this festival its name?

Radish (Night of the Radishes – Mexican craftsmen create carvings from root vegetables)

3. Approximately how many turkeys were purchased at Christmas 2013 in the UK; 1 million, 10 million or 20 million?

10 million

4. What is a  ‘Bûche de Noël’, commonly eaten in France at Christmas?

Yule Log (cake/chocolate log or similar acceptable)

5. On which ‘feast’ did Good King Wenceslas step out, according to the well-known hymn?

Feast of Stephen (St. Stephen’s Day/26th December in UK)

6. What would you be drinking if you had ‘Glühwein’?

Mulled Wine

7. Which type of sweet bread loaf, which originated in Milan, is traditionally eaten at Christmas in Italy and many other European countries?


8. Which Christmas food is it considered good luck to eat one of on each of the 12 days of Christmas?

Mince Pies

9. As the clock chimes midnight to ring in the New Year, a Spanish tradition involves eating twelve of what – one for each chime?


10. Which type of tree was the partridge sitting in, according to a well-known Christmas song?



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Quiz 63 – Round 6 – Food and Drink

1. In which country might you eat a ‘Currywurst’?

Germany (Curry Sausage)

2. Drambuie is a drink with which spirit forming its base?

Scotch whisky

3. How many millilitres are there in a Magnum of wine?


4. ‘Ambrosia’, ‘Maigold’ and ‘Saint Everard’ are varieties of which fruit?


5. ‘Perry’ is an alcoholic drink made from which fruit?


6. What is ‘chorizo’?

A type of Spanish sausage

7. According to Christian tradition, on which day of the year should hot cross buns be eaten?

Good Friday

8. Which ingredient forms the majority of hummus?


9. How many ounces of sugar formed one person’s weekly ration allowance at the end of World War II?


10. Julia Roberts starred in a 1998 film entitled ‘Mystic _______’ – which food is missing?






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Quiz 58 – Round 3 – Food and Drink

1. From which plant is tapioca obtained?


2. What shape is ‘conchiglie’ pasta?


3. In the UK we call it coriander- what do they call it in the U.S.?


4. In which year was Marmite launched? 

1902 (accept answers within 2 years)

5. ‘Challah’ is consumed on the Jewish Sabbath – what type of foodstuff is it?


6. Bourbon whiskey is made primarily from which grain?

Corn (maize)

7. Which type of fish is used in a traditional Cullen skink recipe?


8. Which vegetable is often also called ‘ladies’ fingers’?


9. Which ‘glorious’ date is the start of the shooting season for Red Grouse?

12th August (Known as the ‘glorious twelfth’)

10. What is ‘Black Forest Gateau’ called in its native German?

Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte





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Quiz 57 – Round 3 – Food and Drink

1. From which country does Manchego cheese originate?


2. Which Chinese delicacy involves preserving eggs for up to several months, turning the yolk grey/green and the white a brown colour?

Century eggs (can also sometimes be known as pidan, preserved egg, hundred-year egg, thousand-year egg or even millennium egg!)

3. ‘Death in the Afternoon’ is a cocktail of absinthe and champagne which was invented by which famous author and journalist?

Ernest Hemingway

4. What are ‘chitterlings’?

Intestines (usually the small intestines of a pig)

5. In cookery terms, what is a ‘liaison’?

A sauce thickening agent

6. How many gallons are there in a firkin of ale?


7. What is contained in a dish described as ‘à la dubarry’?


8. ‘Amontillado’ is a type of what?


9. Which fruit is indigenous to Africa but was also imported to Jamaica and is now its national fruit?


10. From which plant is saffron obtained?






Fruit and Veg Quiz

Quiz 55 – Round 2 – Food and Drink

Fruit and veg quiz questions for your pub quiz – or any type of quiz! Which types of fruit or vegetables are these varieties?

1. Savoy


2. Green Globe


3. Green Anjou


4. Garden Bing


5. Brandywine


6. Adzuki


7. Waltham 29


8. Allington Pippin


9. Maris Piper


10. Indian Blood Cling



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Quiz 53 – Round 4 – Food and Drink

1. Which spirit forms the base of a piña colada?

Light Rum

2. ‘Mongongo’, ‘red bopple’ and ‘kurrajong’ are three strange-sounding types of what foodstuff?


3. ‘Northern Cape’, ‘Eastern Cape’ and ‘Western Cape’ are all wine-growing regions in which country?

South Africa

4. ‘Royal Sovereign’ is a type of which fruit?


5. Which word can be both a meat joint and a type of wine?


6. ‘Sekt’ is the German term for what?

Sparkling wine

7. What type of food is a ‘wampee’?

Fruit (resembling grapes)

8. Although recipes vary, what is a mix of star anise, cloves, cinnamon, pepper and fennel seeds commonly known as?

Five-spice powder

9. In which country is ‘Illy’ coffee produced?


10. How is the French snack ‘Croque-Monsieur’ different from a ‘Croque-Madame’?

A croque-madame is topped with an egg





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Quiz 50 – Round 5 – Food and Drink

1. ‘Charentais’, ‘Cantaloupe’ and ‘Santa Claus’ are all types of which fruit?


2. What type of foodstuff is ‘mascarpone’?


3. Which type of fruit is a hybrid of three other fruits; grapefruit, orange and tangerine?

Ugli fruit

4. Which two ingredients would you mix together to make a ‘roux’?

Flour and butter/fat 

5. Which two ingredients would you expect to find in a ‘Black Russian’ cocktail?

Vodka and coffee Liqueur (Kahlúa)

6. What is added to gin to make ‘pink gin’?

Angostura bitters

7. Which vegetable is sometimes referred to as ‘ladies’ fingers’?


8. Which four herbs are mentioned in the Simon and Garfunkel song ‘Scarborough Fair’?

Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme

9. In which book would you find the ‘Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster’ cocktail mentioned?

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

10. There are over thirty thousand McDonald restaurants in the world – true or false?

True (36,899 as of January 2017 statistics here)





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Quiz 49 – Round 5 – Food and Drink

1. ‘Goulash’ is a dish originating from which country?


2. The ‘Hunter Valley’ is a famous wine-growing region in which country?


3. What type of pastry would one use to make profiteroles?

Choux pastry

4. Which two drinks would you mix together to make a ‘Kir Royale’?

Champagne and crème de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur)

5. Which vegetable is ‘épinards’ in French?


6. Which famous TV chef first found fame hosting the BBC cookery programme ‘Family Fare’?

Delia Smith

7. ‘Ädelost’ is a Swedish type of what?


8. Which distinctive type of black tea is flavoured with bergamot extract?

Earl Grey

9. Which alcoholic drink has often been described as the ‘Green Fairy’ (La fée verte)?


10. For what is the ‘alligator pear’ another term?






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Quiz 47 – Round 5 – Food and Drink

1. In the USA they call it a rutabaga – what do we call it?


2. What type of food is ‘Cornish Yarg’?


3. Which country is the world’s largest producer of tea?


4. Grenadine was originally made using the juice of which fruit?


5. A pizza topped with spinach and egg is commonly called what?


6. If you were eating ‘Bratwurst’ in Germany, what would you have a type of?


7. What does UHT stand for, when seen on milk packaging?


8. In which country would you find the wine-growing region of Maipo Valley?


9. What is the name for a steak, into which a pocket is made and filled with oysters?

Carpetbag(ger) Steak

10. HP Sauce was originally produced in the UK – in which country is it now made?