You're Probably Pronouncing “Bruschetta” Wrong
Plus 11 other foods
Po-tay-toe, po-tah-toe. To-may-toe, to-mah-toe. Despite the rhyme, there is in fact, a right way to pronounce the foods you eat. Here, 12 commonly mispronounced menu items and the right ways to say them (so the waiter doesn’t laugh at you next time you order).
The wrong way: Broo-sheh-tuh
The right way: Broo-SKET-tuh
Now you can order that antipasto platter like a real Italian.
The wrong way: Bool-yah-bay
The right way: Boo-yah-behss
Or if you want to avoid it altogether, just say: “Fisherman’s stew.”
The wrong way: Ah-kai
The right way: Ah-sigh-ee
You know, what all the healthy people are eating.
The wrong way: Krew-deet
The right way: Krew-dee-tay
It just makes raw veggies and dip sound so fancy.
The wrong way: Ma-ra-sheeno
The right way: Ma-ra-skeeno
Now you can get back to your piña colada with peace of mind.
The wrong way: HAR-ee-cots-VERTS
The right way: Ah-ree-koh-VEHR
Oui, oui, some very sophisticated green beans.
The wrong way: Sher-bert
The right way: SHER-biht
We’re not sure where that second “r” came from.
The wrong way: Cog-nak
The right way: Kon-yak
Named for the French town where it’s made.
The wrong way: Wore-ches-ter-shire
The right way: Woos-tuhr-sheer
We’ll just stick with saying “another Bloody Mary, please.”
The wrong way: Foye-grass
The right way: FWAH GRAH
If you’re ordering this fancy pâté, you should probably know how to say it.
The wrong way: Zah-zee-kee
The right way: Dzah-DZEE-kee
It might be Greek to you, but now you sound smarter.
The wrong way: Mar-skah-pone
The right way: Mah-skar-poh-nay
If we say it right, can we have another cannoli?