August 31, 2017

Good knowledge never goes to waste even when it comes to the food you are eating. While most of us are usually too busy concentrating on the flavours, learning how to pronounce your dish right will add another feather in your cap. Here are the 10 most common mispronounced food items and how to say their names correctly.

1. Parmesan (Pahr-muh-zahn)

An extra hard Italian cheese made of cow’s milk. Its delicious, slightly pungent flavour goes with anything from pasta to soups and salads.

mispronounced food items

2. Quesadilla (Key-suh-dee-uh)

It’s a grilled tortilla oozing cheese and filled with lots of veggies (and sometimes chicken). This humble Spanish meal can also transform leftovers into something new and tasty.

mispronounced food items

3. Worcestershire (W00s-ter-sheer)

This thick and dark English sauce packs a flavourful punch. It mainly contains fermented fish vinegar and tamarind and is often added to meat dishes.

mispronounced food items

4. Mozzarella (Mot-suh-rel-luh)

An Italian cheese made with buffalo’s milk. The best quality mozzarella is tender to touch and has a faint layer of cream beneath the skin that gushes a little when you slice it.

mispronounced food items

5. Bolognese (B0h-luhn-yeez)

A meat based sauce that gives a juicy, tender flavour to spaghetti bolognese.

mispronounced food items

6. Arrabiata (Arah-biah-ta)

mispronounced food items

7. Macaron (Mah-kuh-rohn)

A sweet melt-in-your-mouth confectionery made of egg whites and powdered sugar. See where to find the most colourful macarons in Delhi.

mispronounced food items

8. Lasagna (Luh-zahn-yuh)

A cheesy, flat-shaped pasta dish that is definitely a crowd pleaser.

mispronounced food items

9. Croissant (Krwah-sahn)

It’s a buttery, flaky pastry shaped like a crescent. Coffee and croissant is a typical breakfast in Europe.

mispronounced food items