My Jewish Learning

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. 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

 

Question 2. The ingredient most commonly associated with Moroccan Jewish food is
 Wheat
 Rice
 Rye Bread
 Couscous
 Citrus fruit

 

Question 3. What product is popularly used in Moroccan cooking?
 Aromatic spices
 Dried fruit
 Nuts
 Harissa, a spicy condiment
 All of the above

 

Question 4. What dish is also known as "Jewish Penicillin"?
 Brisket
 Challah
 Hamantaschen
 Chicken soup
 Chocolate chip cookies and milk

 

Question 5. True or false: Traditionally, every Jewish lifecycle ritual is infused with a seudah, or a ritual celebratory meal.
 True
 False

 

Question 6. 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

 

Question 7. For Turkish Jews, new recipes were developed around ingredients that were available and inexpensive, such as
 Carp
 Eggplant
 Duck
 Rice