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?

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Qustion 1. It is traditional to use how many loaves of Challah bread on Shabbat and holidays?

One Two Three Four None

Qustion 2. The main ingredients of hummus are

Chickpeas Red peppers Apples Chicken breasts Breadcrumbs

Qustion 3. Falafel, a food that it typically considered Israeli, originated from where?

Russia Persia The wider cuisine of the Middle East Tunisia Morocco

Qustion 4. Leeks and fennel

Are not kosher and never used in Jewish cuisine Are considered meat products for keeping kosher Were first used in Jewish cooking before spreading to non-Jewish areas Are considered dairy products for keeping kosher

Qustion 5. What dish is also known as "Jewish Penicillin"?

Brisket Challah Hamantaschen Chicken soup Chocolate chip cookies and milk

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

Carp Eggplant Duck Rice

Qustion 8. True or false: Traditionally, every Jewish lifecycle ritual is infused with a seudah, or a ritual celebratory meal.

True False

Qustion 9. What product is popularly used in Moroccan cooking?

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

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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