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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"?
 Chicken soup
 Chocolate chip cookies and milk


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


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


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


Question 5. The ingredient most commonly associated with Moroccan Jewish food is
 Rye Bread
 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.


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