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Phonetic pronunciations of food words

As the list of produce and food terms in our multi-culinary world increases, we have decided it's time to draw up a list of some of those words that create confusion.

This is just the tip of the iceberg ... we would love to hear from you about any other words that you're not sure of, or that make you cringe when you hear them pronounced the wrong way ...

Aioli… ai-oh-lee

Amuse bouche… um-ooze bush

Amuse gueule …um-ooze girl

Arancini… arr-an-chi-nee

Baba ganoush… ba-bar gar-noo-sh

Bechamal… besh-a-mal

Bocconcini… bock-on-chee-nee

Bouquet garni… bow-kay gar-nee

Brunoise ... broon-waa-z

Bruschetta … broo-sket-a

Canapés … can-up-ays

Carpaccio …ca-par-chee-o

Chardonnay … shar-don-ay

Chevre – shev-rrre

Cordon Bleu … core-don blur

Cornichon… corn-ee-shon

Crème fraiche … crem fresh

Escargots … ess-car-go

Fajita … far-heat-a

Filet mignon … fill-ay min-yon

Frappe …frap-pay

Gnocchi … n-y-o-key

Gueretz Traminer– grr-were-tz tram-in-er

Hors d’oeuvres … or-der-v

Jamon … ham-on

Jus … joo

Kohlrabi … cole-rah-be

Lasagne … laz-ar-nya

Marscapone … mar-scar-pone-ie

Mis-en-plus…meese-on-plus

Moet … mo-et

Paella … pay-yay-a

Pancetta … pan-chett-a

Petit fours … p-ti four

Pheasant … fez-ent

Pho … fur

Pinot Grigio … pee-no gridg-eo

Pinto Gris– pee-no gree

Prosciutto … pro-shoo-toe

Quesadillas … ke-sa-dee-ya

Quinoa … keen-wa

Roquefort… rock-for

Shao Xing … show-sing

Shitake … shi-tar-kay

Szechuan … sesh-wahn

Tortilla … tort-tee-ya

Wagyu … wag-u

 
 

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