Mangiamo!
"L'appetito vien mangiando."
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Secondo te.....
"Si mangia per vivere e non si vive per mangiare
o
si vive per mangiare e non si mangia per vivere?"
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 Italian Food Quiz

Worksheet

1.  The soft cheese traditionally used on a pizza is....

A.  la mozzarella                  B.  il parmigiano

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2.  Pasta baked in the oven is......

A.  pastasciutta               B.  pasta al forno

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3.  'Spaghetti alla bolognese' means.....
spaghetti as prepared in the town of

A.  Parma             B.  Bologna

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4.   Meat fillets prepared in the style of the city of Milan are called 'alla milanese.' 
This means that they are.

A.  coated in breadcrumbs  

B.  sprinkled with olive oil, vinegar and salt

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5.  The hard cheese that is grated and sprinkled over pasta dishes is called......

A.  il parmigiano        B.  il mascarpone

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6.  Parma ham is 'prosciutto crudo.'  This means....

A.  raw ham          B.  cooked ham

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7.  Meatballs are.....

A.  le pappardelle             B.  le polpette

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8.  Fish soup is a mixture of fish, seafood, tomato, herbs and water.  You dunk your bread into it. 
This soup is called......

A.  zuppa di pesce            B.  zuppa inglese

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9.  There are lots of different kinds of mushroom eaten in Italy. The word for mushroom is.....

A.  fungo         B.  fango

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10.  Focaccia and ciabatta are types of....

A.  pasta         B.  bread

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11.  The word 'ciabatta' actually means......

A.  slipper         B.  boot

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12.  A pizza that is folded over so that the toppings are kept inside is called.....

A.  un calzone         B.  una calza

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13.  The word 'calzone' actually means.....

A.  a shoe             B.  a trouser leg

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14.  'Spaghetti alla carbonara' is coated in.....

A.  beaten egg          B.   tomato sauce

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15.   Lobster is .....

A.  arancia              B.  aragosta

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16.  'Le melanzane' are a very popular vegetable in Italy. 

'Le melanzane alla parmigiana' is the style of preparing this vegetable in the town of Parma.

What are le melanzane?


A.  aubergines         B.  artichokes

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17.  What is the word for 'a bread roll'?

A.  un panino           B.  panini

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18.  A ham sandwich (made with a bread roll) is....

A.  un panino al formaggio      B.  un panino al prosciutto

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19.  In the summer, Italians like to eat water melon. 
It is......

A.  anguria       B.  pomodoro

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20.  In the winter, Italians like to eat chicken broth
It is.....

A.  il brodo di pollo          B.  il panino al pollo

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21. 
'Zuppa inglese' means 'English soup.' 
What exactly is this?


A.  trifle              B.  gravy
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22.  The town of Modena is famous for producing......

A.  ice cream (il gelato)          B.  vinegar  (l'aceto)
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