If you’re a trivia fan, you must know that food trivia is one of the broadest topics you can compete with. Therefore, it can also be extremely challenging when played in a general round.
You can always outline a specific subtopic to narrow down the coverage, but let’s see how it can go if we mix it up to a global level. Here are 30 examples of food trivia questions and answers about various cuisines, spices, inventions, etc., from different countries and cultures worldwide.
Question: In which country and what year was the ‘fast food’ concept initiated?
Answer: USA White Castle in 1921
Question: Name the founders of McDonald’s.
Answer: Richard and Maurice McDonald
Fun Fact: McDonald’s is the largest toy distributor worldwide.
Question: What bean originating in East Asia is used for making oil, miso, and tofu?
Question: Name the only fruit with seeds on the outside.
Question: The word “mala” was used by the ancient Romans to refer to what food?
Question: What spice provides vitamin A, inhibits hair loss, and can prevent spider veins? It is commonly used in Indian, Hungarian, Mexican, and Moroccan food.
Question: In Indian cooking, what ingredient is called “jaggery”?
Question: Spanish Omelet is also known as what?
Answer: Spanish Tortilla
Question: What are the two special ingredients used in making the famous Italian dessert, affogato?
Answer: A scoop of gelato or ice cream and a shot of hot espresso
Fun Fact: Gelatos are generally lower in fat content than other frozen desserts.
Question: Which variety of chili is considered the hottest in the world?
Answer: Ghost pepper
Question: Deer meat is more commonly known by what name?
Question: Gumbo and jambalaya are popular local foods from which place?
Answer: New Orleans, Louisiana
Question: What essential mineral is found in cheese, milk, and other dairy food?
Question: Which spice is the flavor of aioli sauce?
Question: What fish is placed in the Scottish soup, Cullen Skink?
Fun Fact: A haddock can be easily recognized by a black blotch (also known as “Devil’s thumbprint) above its pectoral fin.
Question: The Mu shu pork is a specialty food item of what type of cuisine?
Answer: Asian cuisine, specifically northern Chinese
Question: Which fruit has the richest source of antioxidants?
Question: Tamales are wrapped in what type of leaves?
Answer: Corn husks or Plantain
Question: Japanese horseradish is more popularly known as what?
Question: A ganache is a combination of chocolate and what?
Question: Dijon mustard is a traditional product of which country?
Fun Fact: Dijon mustard in French is called Moutarde de Dijon
Question: The former TV chef Graham Kerr is better known as the?
Answer: Galloping Gourmet
Question: Mace grows around the outside of which fruit?
Question: Which ice cream company produced “Phish Sticks” and “The Vermonster”?
Answer: Ben & Jerry’s
Question: What is the most traded spice in the world?
Answer: Black Pepper
Question: What do you call the process of preparing eggs for a Caesar salad?
Question: The “Chinese takeout” box was invented by which country?
Answer: The USA
Question: What Indian spice that usually grows in pods is used to make chai tea?
Question: The Chinese gooseberry fruit is also known as?
Question: What are the three most common types of trout available in the US?
Answer: Rainbow, Brook, and Brown
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