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


Question 2. It is traditional to use how many loaves of Challah bread on Shabbat and holidays?


Question 3. 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


Question 4. Which influence is most apparent in the foods of Yemen and Ethiopia?


Question 5. The Jews of Baghdad and Persia mainly cooked what type of dishes?
 Rice, flavored with herbs
 Stuffed vegetables or pastries


Question 6. The ingredient most commonly associated with Moroccan Jewish food is
 Rye Bread
 Citrus fruit


Question 7. What dish is also known as "Jewish Penicillin"?
 Chicken soup
 Chocolate chip cookies and milk