Sephardic FoodSephardic cuisine refers to foods eaten by a diverse group of Jews that bear the unique stamp of their regions of origin, including Spain, North Africa, the Middle East, Egypt, and Turkey. How much do you know about food from Sephardic communities?
Question 1. Which of the following dishes was often served at big Jewish parties in Baghdad?
Cholent made with lentils and curry
Masgouf, a salmon dish with tomatoes
Yerushalmi kugel, made with noodles and black pepper
Mujaderra made with lentils and onions
Question 2. Dafina is
A fish stew made with dates and honey
A covered stew, similar to cholent
A tomato bread served on the day after Pesach
An appetizer of spiced meat wrapped in puff pastry
Question 3. Malabi is
A milk based pudding popular all over the Middle East
Peppers stuffed with couscous and meat
A Greek dish involving feta, phyllo dough and olives
An Arabian coffee drink
Question 4. A Sephardic recipe for charoset is likely to contain which of the following ingredients?
Dates and figs
Apples and walnuts
Sprinklings of actual cement
Horseradish and honey
Question 5. True or False: All Sephardic food is heavily influenced by Spanish cuisine with its many pork dishes and tapas.