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

 

Question 2. 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 3. What dish is also known as "Jewish Penicillin"?
 Brisket
 Challah
 Hamantaschen
 Chicken soup
 Chocolate chip cookies and milk

 

Question 4. Which culture did NOT contribute to the formulation of Tunisian cuisine?
 French
 Portuguese
 Italian
 English

 

Question 5. 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

 

Question 6. Chicken fat, formerly a staple of Ashkenazic cuisine, is also known as
 Schmaltz
 Schwartz
 Lard
 Shemen

 

Question 7. The main ingredients of hummus are
 Chickpeas
 Red peppers
 Apples
 Chicken breasts
 Breadcrumbs