12 Food Names You've Been Pronouncing Wrong All This While

Team Interns , 22 Oct 2018

What’s in a name? Well, a lot if you don’t pronounce them correctly, kid! We’ve all embarrassed ourselves at some point or the other by uttering food names shamelessly wrong (Hello, exotic foreign food!). Hence, we’ve decided to throw some gyaan on this and make your life a tad bit easier. Expect the unexpected here onwards.

1. Bruschetta

What you’ve probably been calling it:

Bru-shetta

What you should be calling it:

Bru-sketa

FYI:

It’s an Italian beauty with a base of grilled bread rubbed with garlic. It’s topped with tomatoes, vegetables, cheese, and beans.

2. Gnocchi

What you’ve probably been calling it:

No-chi, Guh-noch-ee

What you should be calling it:

Nyah-key

FYI:

Coming from Italy again, gnocchis are small, thick, soft dough dumplings made from potatoes/semolina, eggs, cheese, breadcrumbs, and flour.

3. Pho

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What you’ve probably been calling it:

Foh

What you should be calling it:

Fuh

FYI:

This popular Vietnamese street food is made up of noodles, broth, chicken/beef, and some herbs. Sounds like the perfect comfort food.

3. Quinoa

What you’ve probably been calling it:

Kee-noah

What you should be calling it:

Keen-wah

FYI:

Quinoa is mostly consumed as an alternative for rice as a healthier option. You can make salads, rice bowl or even burger patties with it!

4. Jalapeno

What you’ve probably been calling it:

Ja-la-peh-noh

What you should be calling it:

Hah-lah-peh-nyoh

FYI:

Frequently used as pizza toppings, jalapenos are medium-sized chilli peppers. They have a distinct sour taste which gives a nice punch to the dish.

5. Caramel

What you’ve probably been calling it:

Car-mel

What you should be calling it:

Kar-ah-mehl

FYI:

If you try hard, you can add caramel to anything. Popcorns, puddings, pastries, chocolates, coffee, apples, icecream, and a thousand other things. It’s a medium to a dark-orange product produced by heating various sugars and an absolute gift.

6. Cocoa

What you’ve probably been calling it:

Kok-koh-wa

What you should be calling it:

Koh-koh

FYI:

Cocoa is the dried and fully fermented seed of Theobroma cacao. From it, the cocoa butter and cocoa solids are extracted. You only need to blend the nibs of cocoa and you get melted chocolate. Happy now?

8. Hummus

What you’ve probably been calling it:

Humm-iss

What you should be calling it:

Hoom-uss

FYI:

Mash cooked chickpeas or other beans, blended with some tahini, olive oil, garlic, salt, and lemon juice to create your own homemade hummus. You can call it a dip or a spread, depending on how big your spoon is.

9. Almond

What you’ve probably been calling it:

Aal-mund

What you should be calling it:

Ah-mund

FYI:

You can replace your regular flour the next time you bake with almond flour. What you get in return will be a gluten-free, healthy and delicious option to hang on to.

10. Pizza

What you’ve probably been calling it:

Pee-zaa

What you should be calling it:

Peet-zah

FYI:

This is the most commonly mispronounced food and people still don’t get it, man. Say it with me. Peet-zah. Peet-zah.

11. Tortillas

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Tortilla falafel meatballs served in homemade flatbreads 💥🌮 Perfect crispy meatballs made with Ras el Hanout and Harissa spices. ~ Get my FLATBREAD RECIPE here: • 200g organic flour • 100g graham • 1 cup + 3/4 Coconut Yoghurt • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder • A pinch of Sea Salt ~ To a large mixing bowl, add all flour, salt and baking powder. Mix together and add coconut yoghurt and whisk. Use your hands to shape the dough, cover with a damp towel, rise for 1 hour. Once doubled size, cut the dough into 8 pieces, roll out in circles. Add a little olive oil on a pan. Add one flatbread, flip and fry for 2 1/2 minutes on each side. Repeat, adding more oil and warm all flatbreads. Go find my vegan meatball recipe up now at micadeli.com. 🌶 #tortillas #veganmeatballs

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What you’ve probably been calling it:

Tor-tee-las

What you should be calling it:

Tohr-tee-yahs

FYI:

It is a Spanish unleavened bread, generally made from corn flour. It definitely does share a high resemblance with our desi rotis!

12. Pistachio

What you’ve probably been calling it:

Pis-ta-chi-yo

What you should be calling it:

Pi-stah-shi-oh

FYI:

Pistachios or what we call generally pistas are a member of the cashew family. They are savoured as a low-calorie healthy snack option and also contribute to improving hair and skin health.

Special mention- Mojitos!

We know this does not count as food but we had to talk about the good ol’ Mojitos! Saying, “Bhaiya ek mo-ji-toh pila do is just… wrong! The right way to say it is Mo-hi-toh.

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