The pandemic couldn’t put a stop to pretentious restaurants or angry chefs – but can you tell which was which?
Before we had a pandemic to stress about, bakers in southern India entered Guinness World Records by baking the world’s longest cake. Roughly how long was it?
According to a spoof WhatsApp message that went viral in March, why was the government about to requisition Wembley stadium?
To turn it into a food bank
To host its own version of Bake Off
To cook the world’s biggest lasagne
To use as storage for the nation’s leftover sourdough
Muse in Belgravia, London, was this year labelled the most pretentious restaurant in Britain. Which of these is not a real item on the menu?
Conquering the beech tree (langoustine, pork fat, burnt apple)
Neither black nor white (cauliflower panna cotta, pickled gold raisins, caviar)
A date with Pablo (’nduja, thyme mist, polenta)
Mother’s puzzle (lemon, fennel pollen, yogurt)
Which public figure did Donuts Delite in Rochester, New York, pay tribute to with a special doughnut bearing their likeness?
Dr Anthony Fauci
This year the Guardian ran a widely commented on guide to making the perfect burger at home. According to Honest Burger’s Tom Barton, where should the pickle in a burger go?
Under the meat patty
Above the meat patty but under the cheese
Outside the bun, as a side accompaniment only
In the bin – there’s no place for pickles on a burger
What started going missing from boxes of Quality Street after Covid-19 disrupted production lines?
The chocolate caramel brownie
The purple hazelnut caramel
Wrappers around each individual chocolate
The orange one that no one likes anyway
This year Kraft was accused of “sexualising mac’n’cheese”. What had it done?
Placed billboards featuring models bathing in the creamy pasta dish
Set up a promotion encouraging fans to “send noodz”
Added “sexy” anthropomorphic pasta shapes to the package design
Mistakenly advertised its snacks on a pornographic website
What was described by this newspaper as “Jamie’s Oliver’s worst nightmare”?
An EU law banning the use of the word “pukka” on food items
Toploader splitting up
Uber Eats getting banned from delivering on Vespas
The return of the Turkey Twizzler
Who did chef Tom Kerridge blast as “selfish” and “disgraceful”?
Customers who fail to show up for their reservations
Diners who refuse to socially distance
People who don’t tip
Which would-be food critic came out with the unforgettable take down: “One thing I will say about Italy in general … the food is actually shocking! It’s meant to be the home of pizza and pasta and I really can’t see how”?
Selling Sunset’s Chrishell Stause
Fitness guru Joe Wicks
Love Island’s Molly-Mae Hague
2020 saw the return of the “wine window” … but what is it?
A tiny crack in a wine bottle that allows the precious drink to seep out undetected
A house window that uses bottle-green instead of clear glass
A hole in a wall through which wine can be passed to people on the street
The brief period of time in which parents can have a sneaky glass while their kids are napping
11 and above.
100%! You deserve a (socially distanced) meal out to celebrate!
8 and above.
You’ve clearly spent isolation gorging yourself stupid (on food knowledge)
0 and above.
Oh dear, have you spent your year eating nothing but homemade sourdough?
4 and above.
Your correct answers came around as often as an Ocado slot during lockdown