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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. True of False: Most shtetl Jews had private cooking facilities.


Question 2. On Lag B'Omer, it is traditional to serve food that is


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


Question 4. Sabich, a popular Israeli food made with eggplant, egg, and hummus, originated in


Question 5. The ingredient most commonly associated with Moroccan Jewish food is
 Rye Bread
 Citrus fruit


Question 6. The Jews of Baghdad and Persia mainly cooked what type of dishes?
 Rice, flavored with herbs
 Stuffed vegetables or pastries


Question 7. 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