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

 

Question 2. On Lag B'Omer, it is traditional to serve food that is
 Fried
 Roasted
 Grilled
 Baked
 Broiled

 

Question 3. What dish is also known as "Jewish Penicillin"?
 Brisket
 Challah
 Hamantaschen
 Chicken soup
 Chocolate chip cookies and milk

 

Question 4. Sabich, a popular Israeli food made with eggplant, egg, and hummus, originated in
 Iran
 Iraq
 Yemen
 China

 

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

 

Question 6. The Jews of Baghdad and Persia mainly cooked what type of dishes?
 Borsht
 Rice, flavored with herbs
 Stuffed vegetables or pastries
 Stews

 

Question 7. The Jews of Poland and Russia shared many of the same ingredients and preferences, including
 Carp and salt herring
 Turnips
 Sauerkraut
 Only A & B
 Only A & C