Food and Drink

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

Food and Drink Quiz

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 Grenadine was originally made using the juice of which fruit?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






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Quiz 45 – Round 4 – Food and Drink

This round is all about famous chefs and their restaurants. We will give you the name of a restaurant or restaurant chain, you need to give us the name of the celebrity chef associated with it.

1. Le Gavroche

Michel Roux Jr

2. Fifteen

Jamie Oliver

3. Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

Raymond Blanc

4. The Fat Duck Restaurant

Heston Blumenthal

5. The Seaside Restaurant (Padstow, Cornwall)

Rick Stein

6. River Cottage

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

7. Yellows Bar & Grill (Norwich)

Delia Smith

8. Pétrus

Gordon Ramsay

9. Imperial City

Ken Hom

10. Kew Grill

Anthony Worrall Thompson





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Quiz 42 – Round 2 – Food and Drink

1. From which country does the doner kebab originate?


2. Who was the Greek god of the grape harvest, wine-making and wine?


3. In Indian cuisine, what is a ‘paratha’ (can also be spelled ‘parantha’ or ‘parauntha’)?


4. The Galloping Gourmet is known for his TV cooking show which started in 1969, but what is his real name?

Graham Kerr

5. What does a ‘barista’ do?

Prepares coffee (literally from the Italian for ‘bartender’)

6. If a menu offered ‘Irish coffee’ as a liqueur coffee with whisky, what would you expect to find added to the ‘Italian coffee’?


7. In the 1960s television cartoon ‘The Herbs’, what name was given to the owl?


8. Which spirit would you find in a ‘daiquiri’ cocktail?


9. In which country are Castello cheeses produced?


10. What type of fruit is a ‘catawba’?






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Quiz 36 – Round 6 – Food and Drink

1. What is the term used for a cockerel which has been castrated in order to improve the quality of the meat?


2. ‘Douwe Egberts’ is the name of a coffee company hailing from which country?


3. The drink of ‘Calimocho’ (or ‘Kalimotxo’) is a drink made from cola (or other carbonated soft drink) mixed with what?

Red wine

4. What was the favourite food of the ‘Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles’?


5. Apart from the occasionally added salt and oil, chapatis are made from which two main ingredients?

Flour and water

6. How many litres of wine are there in a Salmanazar? 

9 (Equivalent to 12 bottles)

7. What is the Portuguese dish ‘Bacalhau’?

Cod (dried and salted)

8. In which country is Kingfisher Beer brewed?


9. Which fish is used in an ‘Arbroath Smokie’?


10. What are the two main ingredients of colcannon?

Mashed potato and cabbage (or kale)





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Quiz 35 – Round 3 – Food and Drink

1. Which country produces the most coffee?


2. From which tree is the spice of mace obtained?

Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)

3. The town of Bunol, near Valencia in Spain holds a yearly festival where people throw what type of food?

Tomatoes (The festival is called ‘La Tomatina’)

4. ‘Tablet’ is a sugary type of confectionery from which country?


5. What type of food is ‘burrata’?

Cheese (Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream)

6. ‘Puy’, ‘Masoor’ and ‘Macachiados’ are all types of what?


7. John Smith’s Original Bitter has what percentage of alcohol content when served as cask ale from the bar?

3.8% ABV (Cans have a lower content, 3.6% ABV)

8. What is the name of the apple brandy from the French region of lower Normandy?


9. In which country would you be most likely to eat souvlaki?

Greece (or Cyprus)

10.From which language does the word ‘pretzel’ come?






Halloween Quiz – Round 4 – Food and Drink

1. What type of confectionery, popular around the U.S. and Canada at Halloween, is made from marshmallows, sugar, corn syrup and orange, yellow and white food colouring?

Candy corn

2. In parts of Ireland and in Newfoundland and Labrador, Halloween is also referred to as ‘Snap ____ Night’ – what food is missing?


3. How big was the largest pumpkin pie on record, according to Guinness World Records, baked in Ohio in 2005? (Answer to nearest metre/3 feet diameter)

3.7 metres / 12 foot 1 inch

4. In the Harry Potter books, which sweets come alive and are accompanied by collectible cards portraying famous witches and wizards?

Chocolate frogs

5. What is the name of the Sardinian sheep-milk cheese which has been deliberately infested with live insect larvae?

Casu Marzu (Or in Italian, ‘formaggio marcio’, literally meaning rotten cheese)

6. Complete the quote from ‘The Silence of the Lambs’, “I ate his liver with some fava beans…”

“…and a nice Chianti”

7. According to Guinness World Records, the record for the heaviest pumpkin was set in Canada in 2011, with a huge pumpkin weighing… how much? (Answer to nearest 50 kg / 100lb)

824.86 kg (1,818 lb 5oz.)

8. In ‘Return to Oz’, Dorothy meets a character with a pumpkin for a head – what is his name?

Jack Pumpkinhead

9. In the disgusting-looking cocktail a ‘Brain-Haemmorhage’, what makes the ‘brain’?


10. In which country do children traditionally eat sweets in the shape of skulls at Halloween?


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Quiz 32 – Round 3 – Food and Drink

1. What gives a ‘Bloody Mary’ cocktail its red colour?

Tomato juice

2. What type of garden crop can be ‘beefsteak’, ‘moneymaker’, ‘brandywine’ or ‘alicante’?


3. The dessert ‘peach melba’ was named after a lady of what profession?

Opera singer (Dame Nellie Melba)

4. What is the white of an egg called?


5. Tokay, or Tokaji wine is produced in a region of which country?


6. Which sweet was launched first; Mars Bars or Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles?

Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles (launched in 1881, Mars Bars were launched in 1932)

7. ‘Pimm’s Number 1 Cup’ is the most famous drink produced by the company, but how many official numbers of Pimm’s cups have ever been produced?


8. What type of food is ‘cullen skink’?


9. 31st July 1970 was the last day on which sailors in the Royal Navy were issued with a daily rum ration – what did the day become known as?

Black Tot Day

10. What type of food is nori?

Seaweed (A type of edible Japanese seaweed, commonly wrapped around sushi)





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Quiz 27 – Round 2 – Food and Drink

1. The drink Grenadine was originally made from which fruit?


2. Which pizza topping would be missing on a ‘pizza bianca’?

Tomato sauce – ‘bianca’ meaning white

3. UK eggs are usually stamped with a picture of which animal?


4. What is an ‘angel on horseback’?

An oyster wrapped in bacon

5. ‘Areesh’ is a type of cheese originating from which country?


6. What was ‘Little Miss Muffet’ eating in the nursery rhyme?

Curds and whey

7. Which Scandinavian appetizer consists of raw salmon cured in salt, with sugar and dill?


8. E102 is a lemon-yellow food colouring – what is its full name?


9. Sake is a Japanese alcoholic drink made from fermented what?


10. Which drink is named after a major port on the west coast of Yemen?






food and drink quiz questions and answers

Quiz 26 – Round 2 – Food and Drink

This week’s food and drink round is all about advertising slogans – can you identify the food, drink or restaurant from their slogan, past or present?

1. ‘Eat Fresh’


2. ‘Full of Eastern Promise’

Fry’s Turkish Delight

3. ‘So Good’ 

KFC (replaced ‘it’s finger-lickin’ good’ in 2011)

4. ‘You Either Love It or Hate It’


5. ‘Have It Your Way’

Burger King

6. ‘It’s The Real Thing’


7. ‘The Lighter Way To Enjoy Chocolate’


8. ‘After Dark’

Tia Maria

9. ‘What’s The Worst That Can Happen?’

Dr Pepper

10. ‘What A Refreshing Change’

Woodpecker Cider





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Quiz 24 – Round 6 – Food and Drink

1. Which soft drink was invented by Charles Alderton in Texas in 1885?

Dr Pepper

2. On 8th January 1940 the first 3 food items were rationed due to WWII in the United Kingdom, they were sugar, butter and what?


3. Which Scandinavian spirit is made by distilling potatoes or grain with caraway and/or dill plus other herbs?

Aquavit (Or Akvavit)

4. Which salad ingredient can be ‘English’, ‘Armenian’, ‘Garden’ or ‘Lemon’?


5. Which two items of food make up the title of a book by Dr. Seuss?

Green eggs and ham

6. Assam, Oolong and Nilgiri are three types of what?


7. Peri Peri (or piri piri) chicken, such as is served at Nando’s, hails from which country?


8. A Spanish dish served ‘con queso’ has what added to it?

Cheese (literally ‘with cheese’)

9. Which sweet foodstuff appeared in C.S.Lewis’s ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’, when the Snow Queen offered some to Edmund?

Turkish Delight

10. And which strange food appears in Louisa May Alcott’s ‘Little Women’, as Amy and the other girls in her class are crazy about them?

Pickled Limes





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Quiz 23 – Round 2 – Food and Drink

1. Which celebrity chef launched ‘Plane Food’ for Thomsonfly in 2006, aiming to improve on the traditional in-flight meals provided by airlines?

Aldo Zilli

2. From which country does Cambozola cheese originate?


3. What is laverbread made from?


4. Which two alcoholic drinks are mixed together to make a ‘Rusty Nail’?

Scotch whisky and Drambuie

5. Which drink is also the name of a UK Eurovision Song Contest winner?

Bucks Fizz

6. What would you find on a ‘Quattro Formaggi’ pizza?

4 cheeses – usually mozzarella, ricotta, Parmesan and Gorgonzola

7. What food did the U.S rename as ‘Liberty Cabbage’ during World War I due to its German origins?


8. From which flower do we obtain saffron?


9. What cereal is the primary ingredient of polenta?

Cornmeal/ground maize(corn)

10. ‘Sauce Bigarade’ is a traditional French sauce to accompany which meat?

Duck (orange sauce)





food and drink quiz questions and answers

Quiz 22 – Round 3 – Food and Drink

Cocktails! Which cocktail would the following ingredients make? Recipes do change, but these should be identifiable…

1. Vodka, Kahlua and milk (or single cream)

White Russian

2. Tequila, Grenadine and orange juice

Tequila Sunrise

3. Vodka and orange juice


4. White rum, lime juice, sugar, mint and soda water


5. Drambuie, Scotch whisky

Rusty Nail

6. Tequila, triple sec and lime juice


7. Coconut rum (Malibu), crushed pineapple and coconut milk

Piña Colada

8. Gin, cherry brandy, Cointreau, Benedictine, grenadine, lemon or lime juice, pineapple juice, Angostura bitters

Singapore Sling

9. White rum, lime juice and sugar syrup


10. Vodka, Cointreau, lime juice and cranberry juice






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Quiz 21 – Round 3 – Food and Drink

1. What type of food would you use a ‘paring’ knife for?

Fruit and vegetables

2. What type of fish is used in the production of Worcestershire sauce?


3. If you were drinking a ‘Kir Royale’, which two ingredients would you have in your cocktail?

Champagne and ‘crème de cassis’ (blackcurrant liqueur)

4. ‘Mangifera Indica’ is the botanical name a tree bearing which fruit?


5. What is the name of the type of clarified butter frequently used in Indian cooking?


6. What was the cartoon character Garfield’s favourite food?


7. The beer ‘Staropramen’ comes from which country?

Czech Republic 

8. Which type of bread can be translated from German as ‘farting devil’ or ‘devil’s fart’?


9. A ‘tagine’ is a dish named after the earthenware pot in which it is cooked – but from which continent does is originate?


10. What is ‘Halloumi’ a Cypriot type of?






Food and Drink Quiz

Quiz 19 – Round 2 – Food and Drink

This week’s food in drink quiz is all about my favourite – alcohol.

1. Which three letters are used to represent the UK standard measurement for the alcoholic content of drink?

ABV (Alcohol By Volume)

2. From which plant, similar to a cactus, is tequila made?

Blue Agave

3. Hennessy and Martell are two of the best-known brands of which alcoholic drink?


4. Which drink, a favourite of the bohemians of Paris, has been known as the ‘Green Fairy’?


5. A French Benedictine monk is frequently (although many say erroneously) credited with the invention of Champagne; what was his name?

Dom Pérignon

6. Which two drinks are mixed together to make a ‘Black Velvet’?

Guinness and Champagne (or any stout beer plus sparkling wine)

7. Which breed of dog is also the name of a cocktail?

Greyhound (Vodka and grapefruit juice)

8. Which drink was marketed as being ‘good for you’, a slogan born in the 1920s?


9. Which spirit is the base of a ‘Tom Collins’ cocktail?

Gin (plus lemon juice, sugar and soda water)

10. If I shake together 35ml of tequila, 20ml Cointreau and 15ml lime juice and pour it into a salt-rimmed glass with ice what do I have?

A Margarita





Christmas Food and Drink Quiz

Christmas Quiz – Round 6 – Christmas Food and Drink

Christmas Food and Drink Quiz – How much do you know about Christmas food and drink?

1. Stollen is the traditional fruit cake of which country?


2. What name is given to small sausages wrapped in bacon,a staple at a British Christmas dinner?

Pigs in blankets

3. The red and white costume of Father Christmas was allegedly first introduced by which drinks manufacturer?


4. In which direction should you stir mincemeat for good luck; clockwise or anti-clockwise?


5. What would you stick into an onion, when following a traditional bread sauce recipe?


6. A swede is a cross between which two vegetables?

A cabbage and a turnip

7. What is a female turkey called?

A hen

8. What is the name of the skin that hangs from a turkey’s neck?


9. Which spirit is traditionally added to butter and served with Christmas Pudding?


10. True or false; before turkey, the traditional English Christmas dinner included a pig’s head smothered in mustard.



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