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Created In The Kitchen Quiz

No food here! Just household expressions that have emerged from the kitchen environment. 10 Questions.

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A show of love for self-interest, or the prospect of gain, led to which common term?

  • Mollycoddle
  • Cupboard love
  • Jug-handles
  • Apple pie order

Question 2 Photo

The use of dogs, caged in a wheel to turn a roasting spit, led to which common term for kitchen fireside tools?

  • Scuttle butts
  • Hot diggety dogs
  • Poker pooches
  • Fire dogs

Question 3 Photo

Which expression arises from the practice of using leftovers to make a mix of meat, vegetables, gravy and sauce, but now means to do something badly?

  • Make a hash of it
  • Cook your goose
  • Make a pig's ear of it
  • Much up

Question 4 Photo

What term was used to describe a man that meddled in his wife's work?

  • Pot calling the kettle black
  • Hanging on her apron strings
  • Apron husband
  • Apple pie order

Question 5 Photo

Which expression, for losing value forever, is derived from chopping meat and veg into tiny pieces for the cooking pot?

  • Frying in one's own grease
  • Pot luck
  • Stew in your own juice
  • Going to pot

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Derived from the name of a pot-stand that had to be firm and straight, which term was used describe a reliable and upstanding person?

  • Sweet as a nut
  • Right as a trivet
  • Good as a griddle
  • Solid as iron

Question 7 Photo

Cleaning pots and pans to keep them free from dirt and scum led to the expression "Scrape the kettle" meaning to do what?

  • Bath at least once a year
  • Keep a tidy house
  • Go to confession
  • Make a fresh pot of tea

Question 8 Photo

Which item of kitchen equipment, perhaps due to it's shape, lent it's name to describe a man's beard?

  • Nutmeg grater
  • Lemon squeezer
  • Meat cleaver
  • Garlic crusher

Question 9 Photo

Adding too much of an ingredient to a dish would ruin it. This led to which phrase meaning that someone is exaggerating?

  • Out of the frying pan and into the fire
  • Over-egging the pudding
  • Save one's bacon
  • Eggs on the spit

Question 10 Photo

The old practice for women to take their chattels with them, when they married, led to what expression for unwed maidens?

  • Pantry lodger
  • Over the range
  • Hanging from the randle tree
  • Left on the shelf