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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


Question 2. Jewish style fried artichokes originate from


Question 3. Which food became a staple of German Jewish cooking after merchants traveled to Italy?
 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
 Red peppers
 Chicken breasts


Question 6. Which culture did NOT contribute to the formulation of Tunisian cuisine?


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