Common Food Terms That Are Often Mispronounced

Elie Ayrouth of FoodBeast and Brandi Milloy from Pop Sugar Food demonstrate both the wrong and right way to pronounce the names of foods like “Bruschetta”,“Gnocchi”, “Pho”, “Paella” and “Gyro”.

It’s that moment when you’re eyeballing a dish on the menu with a name you’re not quite sure how to pronounce. Seared Foie gras with sautéed pears wrapped in phyllo dough. You feel like you’re back in kindergarten and the teacher is asking you to read “Where the Wild Things Are” to the class. You momentarily consider ordering the grilled cheese burger instead, because at least you can’t fuck that up.

Correctly Pronouncing Bruschetta

Brandi Correctly Pronouncing Gnocchi

Lori Dorn
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