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
Falafel, a food that it typically considered Israeli, originated from where?
Question 2 of 10
Sabich, a popular Israeli food made with eggplant, egg, and hummus, originated in
Question 3 of 10
For Turkish Jews, new recipes were developed around ingredients that were available and inexpensive, such as
Question 4 of 10
True or false: Traditionally, every Jewish lifecycle ritual is infused with a seudah, or a ritual celebratory meal.
Question 5 of 10
The Jews of Poland and Russia shared many of the same ingredients and preferences, including
Question 6 of 10
Chicken fat, formerly a staple of Ashkenazic cuisine, is also known as
Question 7 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 8 of 10
The Torah mentions seven special species of food native to the Land of Israel. Which of the following is not one of the seven?
Question 9 of 10
The customary vacation area of New York Jews in the 20th century is nicknamed after which soup?
Question 10 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:

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