Jewish Food Quiz

How much do you know about Jewish foods and their history?

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 of 10
How was the term "fressfroemingkeit," or "culinary Jew," used in the 19th century?
Question 2 of 10
According to food historian Jennifer Berg, throughout the 20th century Jewish holiday meals and catered affairs such as Bar Mitzvahs and weddings were "all about quantity." This means:
Question 3 of 10
Sabich, a popular Israeli food made with eggplant, egg, and hummus, originated in
Question 4 of 10
The customary vacation area of New York Jews in the 20th century is nicknamed after which soup?
Question 5 of 10
True or false: Traditionally, every Jewish lifecycle ritual is infused with a seudah, or a ritual celebratory meal.
Question 6 of 10
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 of 10
It is traditional to use how many loaves of Challah bread on Shabbat and holidays?
Question 8 of 10
What dish is also known as "Jewish Penicillin"?
Question 9 of 10
On Lag B'Omer, it is traditional to serve food that is
Question 10 of 10
The Jews of Baghdad and Persia mainly cooked what type of dishes?

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