Jewish Food QuizIn 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. "Jewish foods," such as bagels, knishes, and borscht originate from
The Middle East
Question 2. According to food historian Jennifer Berg, throughout the 20th century Jewish holiday meals and catered affairs such as Bar Mitzvahs and weddings were "all about quantity." This means:
That the variety of food represents numerous different cultures
The portions are much larger than they used to be
It's all about how many food sculptures you have at one event
Events have as many Jewish produced foods at one event as possible
Question 3. What dish is also known as "Jewish Penicillin"?
Chocolate chip cookies and milk
Question 4. Which food became a staple of German Jewish cooking after merchants traveled to Italy?
Rice with herbs
Question 5. On Lag B'Omer, it is traditional to serve food that is
Question 6. Falafel, a food that it typically considered Israeli, originated from where?
The wider cuisine of the Middle East
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