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Jewish culture divides into two main groups - Ashkenazim, whom originated in France and German, and Sephardim, who originated in Iberia. Both these cultures were forced from their homelands, so their cultures spread far and wide.
Although, this view is rather simplistic - as there are communities in the Yemen, Italy, India and Ethiopia who have cultures of their own - from the British point of view, Jewish food falls into the two main types given.
Ashkenazic Jews tended to resettle in Austria, Hungary, Romania, the Ukraine and Poland; while the Sephardic"s found homes in Turkey, Egypt, Iraq, Greece and North West Africa.
These two main types of cooking follow these influences.
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