My Jewish Learning

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

 

Question 2. It is traditional to use how many loaves of Challah bread on Shabbat and holidays?
 One
 Two
 Three
 Four
 None

 

Question 3. "Jewish foods," such as bagels, knishes, and borscht originate from
 Western Europe
 The Middle East
 The Americas
 Eastern Europe

 

Question 4. Jewish style fried artichokes originate from
 America
 Russia
 Italy
 Japan

 

Question 5. True or false: Traditionally, every Jewish lifecycle ritual is infused with a seudah, or a ritual celebratory meal.
 True
 False

 

Question 6. 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 7. The ingredient most commonly associated with Moroccan Jewish food is
 Wheat
 Rice
 Rye Bread
 Couscous
 Citrus fruit