Think back to how you used to talk when you were a kid. Chances are a lot of the slang words and shorthand you used have changed quite a bit since then, no? Well, the same thing happens to food terms. Recently we were looking through an old cookbook and we noticed some strange words and phrases we had never heard before. Some of them applied to units of measurement, while others were the names of actual dishes. So we decided to dig a littler deeper and come up with some of the more silly sounding food terms we could find. From a time when standard units of measurement were not agreed upon, and when everything was made from scratch, these old food terms are almost completely unheard of today. And while we’re far from being food historians, we want to know how much you know. Take our quiz below, and let us know your results in the comments section.
QUIZ: Do You Know What These Old Food Terms Mean?
These old food terms are almost completely unheard of today. How many do you know?
What is a butt (of beer)?
What is a clove? (not the spice)
So you might be new when it comes to old food terms. Don’t worry! The important thing is knowing how to enjoy the food itself. If you ask us, that’s a victory in itself.
So you didn’t do great. To be fair, these were tough. And the good news is these terms aren’t going anywhere any time soon! Hit the (cook)books and come back when you’re ready.
You know the difference between a clove of cheese and a dram of whiskey. You could definitely find your way around an old-world food market. You really rolled through this quiz!
Wow, you really know your old food terms! It’s time to celebrate, perhaps with a butt of beer? Hey, you’ve earned it.