You might consider yourself a food aficionado, but do you know as much about food origins as you think you do? During this quiz, we're going to take a quick trip around the globe for a sampling of the world's finest and most unique foods. While you might have an easy time locating the birthplace of some of our menu items, others might be a little trickier.
As we travel along, we're going to put your knowledge of food to the test. We have no doubt that you'll recognize a lot of the foods we ask you about, but will you know where all of them come from? We have given you 40 chances to prove to us that you should have your own Food Network show, but it's up to you to prove that you know enough to own it. You don't need to be an experienced world traveler to recognize the foods we are presenting. These days, great international cuisine can be found nearly anywhere. We simply want to know if you can place our offerings with the country that invented them. Do you think you can do it, or will you need to go back to the kitchen to think? Let's find out!
Which island country is the proud inventor of haggis?
Oatmeal, meat, spices, and onions are stuffed into a sheep's stomach and slowly cooked to make haggis. In Scotland, they call haggis the national dish, and it's usually served with a heaping helping of mashed potatoes.
If you wanted to taste an authentic Pastel de Choclo, where would you visit?
Pastel de Choclo is one of the favorite dishes of Chile, To make this dish, beef, onions, olives and raisins are topped with a sweet corn crust. Pastel de Choclo is then served straight out of the oven.
Khachapuri is bread stuffed with cheese then topped with an egg - which country is it from?
To sample an authentic Khatchapuri, you will have to go all the way to Georgia. Khatchapuri is a bread stuffed with Sulguni cheese. After being baked, the bread is topped with a soft-cooked egg and butter before serving.
Where does this drool-worthy pan of Paella call home?
It's nearly impossible to think of paella without thinking of Spain. Traditionally, paella is a pan full of rice cooked with vegetables and meat or seafood. In Spain, it is topped with fresh sprigs of rosemary.
Where could you go skiing and warm up with a plate of Rosti?
After hitting some of the finest slopes in the world, you can return to the lodge and order the traditional Swiss dish of Rosti. Rosti is made by grating and frying potatoes until they resemble flat pancakes.
What is the name of the African country where tagine is a staple?
You can thank Morocco for the tasty invention of tagine. Tagine is chicken stew cooked with vegetables, preserved lemons and a variety of spices. After careful cooking, it's served over a bed of couscous.
What country gets to claim bragging rights for this comfort food?
In addition to laying claim to the hamburger and the hot dog, the United States also gets to claim mac and cheese. Whether it's homemade from a soul food kitchen or out of the box at home, Americans cannot get enough of its warm, cheesy goodness.
If you're craving this fermented shark dish, where do you need to go?
Hakarl is one of Iceland's most favorite dishes. Fresh shark meat is left to ferment until it reaches perfection. It's not a dish for the unadventurous. Tony Bourdain almost gave up his traveling culinary career after being served this on an early episode of "Cook's Tour."
It's a little tricky, but which country's most popular dish is this chicken tikka masala?
Although fish and chips once held the title of England's favorite dish, it was recently knocked off the top by chicken tikka masala. Modern English cuisine has been heavily influenced by the country's multi-national makeup.
Lime-marinated ceviche is a tasty treat from which country?
Using everything from crab to sea bass, ceviche is raw fish cooked by the acidity of lime juice. Due to its recent popularity, you can order ceviche nearly anywhere these days. However, you should head to Peru to experience the real deal.
Where are you certain to find sauerbraten on the menu?
After cuts of beef are marinated in spices, vinegar and juniper berries, Germans love to serve sauerbraten alongside a large helping of potatoes or red cabbage. There are many variations of this dish, but it is a favorite in Germany.
You can grab packs of ramen nearly anywhere, but where would you visit to have the real deal?
The pre-packed ramen you can buy in nearly any store has nothing on the authentic Japanese version. Wheat noodles are carefully made by hand, stewed in a fish or meat broth and topped with scallions and spices. You won't find any better ramen anywhere else.
If you were hungry for a stamppot like these one, where would you travel?
Known for their liberal attitude, The Netherlands is also a great place to visit for food. If you find yourself visiting the country, you should try stamppot. A stamppot is a potato-based dish with sauerkraut, kale, and other greens. It's then served with a link of sausage.
You shouldn't have to think too hard about where pad Thai comes from - or do you?
It's not a stretch to know that pad Thai is from Thailand. Pad Thai is a combination of noodles, scrambled eggs and tamarind pulp cooked together with an endless array of toppings. No matter what you top it with, it's a tasty dish.
Kimchi has a long history that goes all the way back to long before Korea was split into two countries. Although the fermented treat is popular around the world these days, it's been a favorite there for centuries.