Commonly Mispronounced Food Words

The time has stop avoiding items on a menu because you are not sure how to pronounce them, or to stop sounding like a doofus when you do try to order something and completely hack the pronounciation.

Here are a few commonly mispronounced food-related words that you should know how to say with confidence...

QUINOA:  keen-wah
A tall crop plant of the goosefoot family, cultivated in Peru and Chile for its small, ivory-coloured seed, which is used as a food staple. Extremely good for you, and easy to make!

ACAI:  ah-sigh-ee
The deep purple, edible berry of a Central and South American palm tree.

CHARCUTERIE:  shar-koo-tuh-ree
The art of preparing various meats, in particular pork, in order to present them in the most diverse ways. In other words, a presentation of awesomeness. These meat plates have become popular menu items over the past few years.

PRIX-FIXE:  pree-feeks
A french phrase meaning "a fixed price" for a whole meal. You are seeing more and more restaurants in North America using this term.

CAIPIRINHA:  kai-pee-reen-ya
Brazil's national cocktail, made with rum, sugar, and lime. After a few of these you can throw pronounciation out the window.

GEWURZTRAMINER:  geh-voorts-truh-mee-nur
An aromatic, pink-skinned wine grape.

VIOGNER:  vi-ohn-yay
A floral white wine grape.

SANGIOVESE:  san-geeo-vehs-eh
A red Italian wine grape variety whose name derives from the Latin sanguis Jovis, "the blood of Jove".

Check out a full wine pronounciation list HERE.

Don't stop at food...make sure you are nor mispronouncing words on a regular basis. Check out the 100 most often mispronounced words and phrases HERE.

Chime in! - If you have any words to add to the list, please do so in the comment box below.

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