What the f%$#& is that?

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There are so many food trends, superfoods and newly popular ingredients nowadays, it can be embarrassing when you’re at your new local paleo cafe and don’t know how the f%$#& to pronounce “quinoa” (it’s KEEN-wah by the way).


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So we have compiled a useful list of foodie terms you need to add to your vocab now!

1. Pho = Fuh. This Vietnamese noodle soup can be a real head-scratcher for many Aussies, but it is not pronounced FOE as one may have suspected…

2. Aioli = ay-OH-lee or i-OH-lee. This delicious creamy condiment is tasty, but extra confusing as there are two correct ways to pronounce it, neither of which is phonetic.

3. Charcuterie = shahr-KOO-tuhr-ee or shar-koo-tuhr-EE. Essentially it is a board of cold cuts, but my goodness it is a handy starter to order with a group!



4. Hummus = HOOM-uhs. One of the greatest dips of all time, is in fact pronounced HOOM-uhs not HUMM-US as the spelling would suggest.

5. Radicchio = rah-DEE-kee-oh. This vege is creeping on to more and more mainstream menus, so best you know how to order it!

6. Bouillabaisse = BOOL-yuh-BAYZ or BOOL-yuh-BEHZ. A traditional French seafood soup/ stew hybrid, this can be a mouthful in more ways than one when ordering in a fancy bistro.

7. Chipotle = chih-POHT-lay. Anyone that has been to a Mexican/ Spanish/ or



anything similar restaurant in the past year or so, would have likely come across a chipotle mayo, or chipotle flavouring of some description. The smoky flavour is a real winner.

8. Croissant = kwah-SAHN or KWAH-sawn or kruh-SAHNT. This flaky French pastry is a cheeky brunch treat for any occasion.

Source: http://www.epicurious.com/
Images: http://www.taste.com.au/

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