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

 

Question 2. True of False: Most shtetl Jews had private cooking facilities.
 True
 False

 

Question 3. For Turkish Jews, new recipes were developed around ingredients that were available and inexpensive, such as
 Carp
 Eggplant
 Duck
 Rice

 

Question 4. 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 5. The ingredient most commonly associated with Moroccan Jewish food is
 Wheat
 Rice
 Rye Bread
 Couscous
 Citrus fruit

 

Question 6. Truth or False: Polish Jewish food tends to be sweeter than Russian Jewish food, which tends to have pepper as a main spice.
 True
 False

 

Question 7. Which influence is most apparent in the foods of Yemen and Ethiopia?
 Persian
 Greek
 Indian
 Chinese