February 26, 2013
Pass the "nyawk-kee" and other commonly mispronounced foods


You say "broo-shetta" and I say "broo-sket-ah." You say "sir-a-cha" and I say "shree-ra-cha." Before you call the whole thing off, let's take a look at some commonly mispronounced foods, as listed by the online food delivery service BTW, is it really that tricky to say "quesadilla." Other words I'd add to this list are moelleux (the French pastry pronounced maw-ah-luh), vichyssoise (vee-shee-swahz) and the Braziliam rum cachaca (ca-shah-suh).

Also, for those tricky wine varietals like gewurztraminer and mourvedre, get tips on their pronunciations at

Now, check out this list of commonly mispronounced foods by

10. Bruschetta
Pronounced: broo-sket-ah

9. Gnocchi:
Pronounced: nyawk-kee

8. Espresso
Pronounced: e-spres-oh

7. Chipotle
Pronounced: chi-poht-ley

6. Beignet:
Pronounced: ben-yay

5. Sriracha
Pronounced: shree-ra-cha

4. Quinoa:
Pronounced: keen-wah

3. Gyro:
Pronounced : yee-row or zheer-oh

2. Quesadilla:
Pronounced: key-suh-dee-uh

1. Pho:
Pronounced: fuh


* Guide to wines with pronunciations at

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