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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. For Turkish Jews, new recipes were developed around ingredients that were available and inexpensive, such as
 Carp
 Eggplant
 Duck
 Rice

 

Question 2. It is traditional to use how many loaves of Challah bread on Shabbat and holidays?
 One
 Two
 Three
 Four
 None

 

Question 3. 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
 Schav
 Borscht

 

Question 4. Which influence is most apparent in the foods of Yemen and Ethiopia?
 Persian
 Greek
 Indian
 Chinese

 

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

 

Question 6. The ingredient most commonly associated with Moroccan Jewish food is
 Wheat
 Rice
 Rye Bread
 Couscous
 Citrus fruit

 

Question 7. What dish is also known as "Jewish Penicillin"?
 Brisket
 Challah
 Hamantaschen
 Chicken soup
 Chocolate chip cookies and milk