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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. Sabich, a popular Israeli food made with eggplant, egg, and hummus, originated in


Question 2. 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


Question 3. Which culture did NOT contribute to the formulation of Tunisian cuisine?


Question 4. True or false: Traditionally, every Jewish lifecycle ritual is infused with a seudah, or a ritual celebratory meal.


Question 5. What product is popularly used in Moroccan cooking?
 Aromatic spices
 Dried fruit
 Harissa, a spicy condiment
 All of the above


Question 6. "Jewish foods," such as bagels, knishes, and borscht originate from
 Western Europe
 The Middle East
 The Americas
 Eastern Europe


Question 7. The ingredient most commonly associated with Moroccan Jewish food is
 Rye Bread
 Citrus fruit