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. "Jewish foods," such as bagels, knishes, and borscht originate from

Western Europe The Middle East The Americas Eastern Europe

Qustion 2. What product is popularly used in Moroccan cooking?

Aromatic spices Dried fruit Nuts Harissa, a spicy condiment All of the above

Qustion 3. True or false: Traditionally, every Jewish lifecycle ritual is infused with a seudah, or a ritual celebratory meal.

True False

Qustion 4. For Turkish Jews, new recipes were developed around ingredients that were available and inexpensive, such as

Carp Eggplant Duck Rice

Qustion 5. The customary vacation area of New York Jews in the 20th century is nicknamed after which soup?

Matzah ball soup Lentil soup Broccoli cheese soup Schav Borscht

Qustion 6. Which food became a staple of German Jewish cooking after merchants traveled to Italy?

Pizza Noodles Dried fruit Rice with herbs

Qustion 7. 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 8. The Jews of Poland and Russia shared many of the same ingredients and preferences, including

Carp and salt herring Turnips Sauerkraut Only A & B Only A & C

Qustion 9. True of False: Most shtetl Jews had private cooking facilities.

True False

Qustion 10. It is traditional to use how many loaves of Challah bread on Shabbat and holidays?

One Two Three Four None
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