Five questions about quirky culinary terms – Quick Quiz

photo of a traditional lasagne made with a minced beef sauce and bechamel

We’ve launched a brand new website this month: – the language of food and drink, explained! It’s a cross between a glossary and an encyclopedia of food and drink. It has cartoons, photos and illustrations in it and some contents which might make you think, “Well, I never…”.

This month’s quick quiz is based on some of Scoffo’s quirkier content. Enjoy! And do have a look at the new site which, given its nature, is a never-ending work in progress…

Each of the words below has a meaning in general language but also a particular use as a culinary term. We want you to tell us: What is [a/an] ……… and what is its culinary meaning? See how many you can answer!

  1. gallimaufry
  2. maid of honour
  3. marmite
  4. aiguillette
  5. lamb’s wool

And here’s an extra question for a bonus point. ‘Lasagne’ is a culinary term which you’ll know, but what was the word’s original meaning?

By the way, if you want to visit Scoffopedia later for any other reason, you can just type in and that will redirect you.┬áThis could come in useful, especially for mobile devices, if you’re flummoxed by a restaurant menu and don’t want to ask the waiter.

Check your answers here!

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About Kay McMahon

Kay has been an expat for nearly 30 years. She set up the British Expat website back in early 2000, whilst living in London and missing the expat life. These days she spends much of her time lugging computers and cameras around the world. (Dave gets to deal with all the really heavy stuff.)

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