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.
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.
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.
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.
5. BOLOGNESE (B0H-LUHN-YEEZ)
A meat based sauce that gives a juicy, tender flavour to spaghetti bolognese.
6. ARRABIATA (ARAH-BIAH-TA)
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.
8. LASAGNA (LUH-ZAHN-YUH)
A cheesy, flat-shaped pasta dish that is definitely a crowd pleaser.
9. CROISSANT (KRWAH-SAHN)
It’s a buttery, flaky pastry shaped like a crescent. Coffee and croissant is a typical breakfast in Europe.