quail – small game bird. Its eggs are considered a delicacy in some cuisines

quark – (German: ‘curd’) soft, smooth curd cheese originally from Germany

quenelle – (French) small egg-shaped portions of sweet or savoury food

quiche – a savoury, open-faced pastry crust with a filling of savoury egg custard with one or more of cheese, meat, seafood or vegetables.

quince – tree fruit of the same family as apples and pears, too bitter to be eaten raw (see also membrillo, a type of fruit cheese made from quince)

quinoa – a gluten-free grain that’s often hailed as a superfood

Quorn – brand name of a meat substitute made from mycoprotein, a type of fungus, like mushrooms

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