Foods that you've been pronouncing wrong!

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Language can play a major role in every one’s life. Even when it comes to food! While dining out, sometimes you feel very conscious to order any difficultly pronounced dish in the fear of coming outas ‘not so well versed ‘in front of your peers. And probably, end up ordering a regular dish, which you don’t even want to. Well, we’ve all been there, done that. There are some particular food-related words which are dear to us but their pronunciations can be really tricky.

 

Get ready for some interesting gyaan today because we’re going to tell you just the right way to pronounce these food stuffs. Go on, get a strong hold on your culinary dictionary!

 

1. Quinoa

Well, this superfood has gained a lot of fame in the past few years.But, some of us still go wrong while getting its name right. It serves as a great alternative to rice and is super healthy for every age group.

What you think is correct: “kee-noah"

What actually is correct: “keen-wah”

 

2. Jalapeno

The good-ol’ pizza buddy, you know you want your share of jalapenos on pizza. These are tangy, crunchy and spicy chillies which belong to the hot pepper family.

What you think is correct: “ja-la-peh-noh”

What actually is correct: “hah-lah-peh-noh”

 

3. Hummus

This popular dip from the Middle-Eastern cuisine is now very popular across the globe. It’s super easy to make, high on nutrition and we’ve also got some recipes for you.But before that, know how to pronounce it right!

What you think is correct: “hum-uss”

What actually is correct: “hu-muhs”

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4. Macaron

This French dessert is one of the cutest and yummiest one to savour. A little cumbersome to prep, super expensive but it’s all worth it!

What you think is correct: “mak-a-ron”

What actually is correct: “mak-a-ruhn”

 

5. Bruschetta

This is the famous one from Italian cuisine. Well, after reading this article, you’re definitely going to order this one more often, without any stress.

What you think is correct: “broo-sheh-tuh”

What actually is correct: “broo-sket-aah”

 

6. Focaccia

Crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside, this Italian bread is not just a treat to the eyes, but the taste buds too.

What you think is correct: “fo-ca-see-ya”

What actually is correct: “foh-kah-chiah”

 

7. Croissant

The beautiful French bread – buttery, flaky and soft is an absolute treat to the palate and eyes,but a little difficult to pronounce.

What you think is correct: “krow-sant”

What actually is correct: “kvah-swang”

 

8. Mascarpone cheese

Mascarpone cheese comes from Italy and is actually an important ingredient for many desserts. It’s like cream cheese, but is softer and creamier.

What you think is correct: “mas-car-pone”

What actually is correct: “ma-skuh-pow-nee”

 

9.Cocoa

One of the most important ingredients for a chocolate fanatic. Cocoa is the dried and fermented seed of Theobroma cacao. The cocoa butter and cocoa solids are extracted from this seed.

What you think is correct: “kok-koh-wa”

What actually is correct: “koh-koh”

 

10. Tortilla

Often confused with our desi rotis, this Spanish flat-bread is just a look-alike to it. It is made with corn or wheat and is often used in the preparation of many popular Spanish dishes.

What you think is correct: “tor-tee-la”

What actually is correct: “tohr-tee-yah”

 

 

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.