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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. The main ingredients of hummus are
 Red peppers
 Chicken breasts


Question 2. What dish is also known as "Jewish Penicillin"?
 Chicken soup
 Chocolate chip cookies and milk


Question 3. "Jewish foods," such as bagels, knishes, and borscht originate from
 Western Europe
 The Middle East
 The Americas
 Eastern Europe


Question 4. 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 5. The Jews of Baghdad and Persia mainly cooked what type of dishes?
 Rice, flavored with herbs
 Stuffed vegetables or pastries


Question 6. What product is popularly used in Moroccan cooking?
 Aromatic spices
 Dried fruit
 Harissa, a spicy condiment
 All of the above


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