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?

65 metres

650 metres



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?

Donald Trump

Bernie Sanders

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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”?

Dominic Cummings

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

Nigel Farage

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

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