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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. Jewish style fried artichokes originate from
 America
 Russia
 Italy
 Japan

 

Question 3. Which food became a staple of German Jewish cooking after merchants traveled to Italy?
 Pizza
 Noodles
 Dried fruit
 Rice with herbs

 

Question 4. 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 5. The main ingredients of hummus are
 Chickpeas
 Red peppers
 Apples
 Chicken breasts
 Breadcrumbs

 

Question 6. Which culture did NOT contribute to the formulation of Tunisian cuisine?
 French
 Portuguese
 Italian
 English

 

Question 7. "Jewish foods," such as bagels, knishes, and borscht originate from
 Western Europe
 The Middle East
 The Americas
 Eastern Europe