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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. Which food became a staple of German Jewish cooking after merchants traveled to Italy?
 Dried fruit
 Rice with herbs


Question 2. Truth or False: Polish Jewish food tends to be sweeter than Russian Jewish food, which tends to have pepper as a main spice.


Question 3. What dish is also known as "Jewish Penicillin"?
 Chicken soup
 Chocolate chip cookies and milk


Question 4. Which culture did NOT contribute to the formulation of Tunisian cuisine?


Question 5. The Jews of Poland and Russia shared many of the same ingredients and preferences, including
 Carp and salt herring
 Only A & B
 Only A & C


Question 6. Chicken fat, formerly a staple of Ashkenazic cuisine, is also known as


Question 7. The main ingredients of hummus are
 Red peppers
 Chicken breasts