Monday, July 28, 2008

Do you know food?

Do you know food? I thought I did, until I did the following test, and managed to score a pretty bloody terrible 20 out of 40. Guess I don't.

"Not bad at all. Your knowledge could be deeper, but you certainly know enough to have a pretentious conversation about 'sourcing' at a dinner party - and who could reasonably ask for more?"

Bah! I could. If you have a few minutes spare take it and see what you get.



Blogger morgor said...

You scored 15 out of a possible 40

That quiz was as much about celebrities and film as about food.

It's all very UK based too.

It's made me hungry though...

12:57 p.m.  
Blogger Conan Drumm said...

Also got 20 out of 40, but then I got got four of the five qs about celebrity chefs wrong... so 19 out of 35 ain't so bad!

1:03 p.m.  
Blogger Andraste said...

I gave up half way through because it's so UK based I could already tell I was failing miserably...Didn't even know who half of those chefs were!

1:29 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

All I want to do now is sit around eating strawberries and cheese... I ballsed up he celebrity chefs too, I got the Gordan Ramsay one right, that's it.

1:35 p.m.  
Anonymous AM in Brussels said...

Stupid bloody quiz. I got the food questions mostly right and the odd other one. 20 out of 40.

But for the rest.. it's just a pop-culture quiz and *nothing* to do with how much you might know about food.

Grumble grumble... I thought it was going to be interesting.

1:43 p.m.  
Blogger Manuel said...

stupid quiz......I'm not at work......I'll be crying in the kitchen if anyone is looking for me......

1:46 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Sorry AM, but I'm glad it's not just me.

1:47 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Sorry Manuel! What score did you get? I'd expect you to be waaaay up there.

1:48 p.m.  
Blogger Medbh said...

I earned a 17.
Didn't know most of the chefs they asked about.
I was glad to see Virginia Woolf's quote from "A Room of One's Own" in #29.

1:49 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Tricksy though ain't they? I dithered over the quotes I must say.

1:54 p.m.  
Blogger Conan Drumm said...

A similar quiz featuring the lives of some Irish 'celebrity' chefs would tread into dodgy territory very quickly.

1:57 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

It certainly would. I don't know that many Irish chefs actually, Corrigan, Rachal Allen, Darina, there are tons more I'm sure but none that I can think of without google. Oh and that ginger northern chap, whose name escapes me.

2:07 p.m.  
Anonymous sheepworrier said...

FMC: Paul Rankin - met him pissed as a fart the other night. Wouldn't trust him to make me a toastie in the state he was in.

2:15 p.m.  
Blogger Conan Drumm said...

Yes, the Allens... Conrad Gallagher...

2:17 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

That's the chap Sheepie, he used to be on cooking on some afternoon show a few years back.

Didn't Conrad Gallagher rob some paintings? Or am I mixing him up with someone else.

2:30 p.m.  
Blogger Conan Drumm said...

There was talk of that but who can tell, what with the habits of celebrity chefs nowadays.

2:34 p.m.  
Blogger daisy mae said...

13 out of 20 - the chef questions were all a stab in the dark, excepting gordon ramsay.

that being said, i bought a small book awhile back - the food snob's dictionary - or something like that. and interesting read (set up like a dictionary) for some of the more obscure terms.

obviously i haven't read much of it.

2:41 p.m.  
Anonymous Shebah said...

I scored 24 and the same comment as you. Some of the questions were not exactly foodie!

3:21 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Ding ding ding! Shebah, I figured you'd bounce up the ladder. 24 is v impressive. I totally fell down with the chefs, hadn't a clue.

Daisy Mae I love food books I really enjoy reading Anthony Bourdain, every time I read him I end up drooling and laughing usually in pretty equal measure.

3:32 p.m.  
Blogger Dr. James McInerney said...

Richard Corrigan has a restaurant that is closing down, according to the RTE radio thing this morning.

I'm a celebrity chef, but only in my own kitchen.

3:43 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Did you try the test Docky?

3:50 p.m.  
Anonymous Shebah said...

I was actually disappointed I didn't do better, as I buy every cookbook, interesting ingredient and kitchen gadget known to man. I have items in my kitchen from far flung places that I fully intended to use - but never have. I love cooking and experimenting - and would prefer a meal made up of tiny portions of lots of different things - which is probably why one of my most favourite cuisines is Thai. I find a large plate laden with roast beef, roast potatoes, yorkshire pud and veg very offputting (but the other half loves it!)

3:52 p.m.  
Anonymous Cate said...

I scored 19! Pretty pleased with myself for an amateur.

3:59 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

20 which surprised me because I was stabbing in the dark with most of them.

4:25 p.m.  
Anonymous sheepworrier said...

12 which didn't surprise me because I was stabbing in the dark with most of them.

4:27 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Apart from my all encompassing love of mashed potatoes I agree Shebah, that the same reason I like Japanese food, lot of big of everything.
I find the older I get the less I like red meat. I don't eat lamb any more, could cheerfully do without roast beef, not a big fan of pork any more either. My palate is very much more geared towards seafood and fish dishes- which I never seem to tire of.

Sheepie and Cate, it was bloody tricky wasn't it? I made one or two complete guesses too.

4:38 p.m.  
Blogger Dr. James McInerney said...

yeah, i started it, but I gave up on the speckled beans. I mean they could also be cuckoos eggs. Who would know? They're very much like beans.

4:46 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Mmmcuckooeggs, sans yolk though, yack to yoke.

4:54 p.m.  
Anonymous problemchildbride said...

That was me stabbing in the dark up there by the way. i've no idea why I looked anonymous.

5:04 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

That was some mighty fine stabbing Sam, mighty fine.

I'm off to see Batman this very evening, I really hope it's as good as I think it's going to be, screw you Cosmo Landesman.

5:11 p.m.  
Anonymous sheepworrier said...

Happy cinema-ing FMC, I'm off to do the same tomorrow night.
Cant. Frickin. Wait.

5:17 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Eeeee, me neither. I really hope the paramour has the right bloody tickets. I was waiting for YONKS for There Will be Blood to come out, YONKS! So he books tickets and off we trundle, good seats food bought, the works, then parp, we realise as the lights go down and the film starts that 'hey, isn't this familiar?'
And yes it was, it was No Country for Old Men, a film we had watched two weeks previously. He ordered the tickets for Batman on Friday after Smurfs, who knew what we'll end up watching*

* please be Batman.

5:26 p.m.  
Blogger PI said...

I think I'd be the tart who looks at her watch.

7:01 p.m.  
Blogger Conan Drumm said...

I haven't seen it yet so no spoilers tomorrow!

8:17 p.m.  
Anonymous problemchildbride said...

I saw it on Friday. You'll have heard this a million times but I'll make it 1000001. Heath Ledger is brilliant!

Have fun!

10:58 p.m.  
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2:27 p.m.  

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