Jewish Food Quiz


In Jewish life, food takes on all sorts of roles–traditional, social, and spiritual. Jewish cuisine evolved over centuries, in dialogue with local cultures and conditions. How much do you know about Jewish foods and their history?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. What dish is also known as "Jewish Penicillin"?

Brisket Challah Hamantaschen Chicken soup Chocolate chip cookies and milk

Qustion 2. The ingredient most commonly associated with Moroccan Jewish food is

Wheat Rice Rye Bread Couscous Citrus fruit

Qustion 3. On Lag B'Omer, it is traditional to serve food that is

Fried Roasted Grilled Baked Broiled

Qustion 4. True or false: Traditionally, every Jewish lifecycle ritual is infused with a seudah, or a ritual celebratory meal.

True False

Qustion 5. The Torah mentions seven special species of food native to the Land of Israel. Which of the following is not one of the seven?

Pomegranates Figs Oranges Wheat Barley

Qustion 6. Jewish style fried artichokes originate from

America Russia Italy Japan

Qustion 7. True of False: Most shtetl Jews had private cooking facilities.

True False

Qustion 8. Which culture did NOT contribute to the formulation of Tunisian cuisine?

French Portuguese Italian English

Qustion 9. Which influence is most apparent in the foods of Yemen and Ethiopia?

Persian Greek Indian Chinese

Qustion 10. According to food historian Jennifer Berg, throughout the 20th century Jewish holiday meals and catered affairs such as Bar Mitzvahs and weddings were "all about quantity." This means:

That the variety of food represents numerous different cultures The portions are much larger than they used to be It's all about how many food sculptures you have at one event Events have as many Jewish produced foods at one event as possible
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