You’re about to read “A Recipe for Disaster.” In the story, students mention foods they love from all over the world. What do you know about these foods? Take the quiz to find out. (Don’t worry if you don’t know the answers. By the time you’re done, you’ll be an expert. You might also be very, very hungry!)
Test Your Food Knowledge!
What is the main ingredient in borscht?
Borscht is a beet soup that comes from Russia and Eastern Europe. The beets are what give the soup its bright color! It tastes a little sour and can be served hot or cold.
You can’t make burritos for lunch if you’re out of _______.
A burrito is a Mexican American dish. It is a flour tortilla filled with a mix of ingredients, usually including meat and cheese. The word burrito means “little donkey.” The dish may have gotten its name because it holds, or carries, a lot of food. (Donkeys are animals known for carrying heavy loads on their backs!)
If you love jerk chicken, you can thank the people of ______ for creating this spicy dish.
Jerk chicken is from Jamaica, an island nation in the Caribbean. The chicken is rubbed with a hot, spicy mixture before it is cooked
What type of soda is used to make soda bread?
Most bread gets fluffy thanks to an ingredient called yeast. But soda bread is made with a powder called baking soda instead. The bread is slightly sweet and often has raisins in it. Irish people have been making it since the 1800s.
If you’re in the mood for kimchi and BBQ beef, you should go to a ______ restaurant.
Kimchi and BBQ beef are part of Korean cooking. Kimchi is spicy pickled vegetables, such as cabbage. Korean BBQ beef is sliced beef that’s soaked in a sauce and then fried in a pan or grilled.
Who were the first people to make corn bread?
Corn bread is a very popular side dish in the Southern United States. But it was first made by Native Americans. It is made with cornmeal—a flour made from crushed corn.
Yakitori is a dish that got its start in _______.
Yakitori is a Japanese chicken dish. The chicken is seasoned with spices and grilled on a skewer, or pointy stick.
A wonton is a type of ______.
Dumplings are made by wrapping a thin dough around a meat or vegetable filling, then cooking it. Wontons are small dumplings popular in Chinese cooking. They are often filled with pork and served in soup. The term wonton means “swallowing clouds” in Chinese.