When it comes to boasting your knowledge of food, mispronouncing the name of your favourite dish is probably the biggest embarrassment you could face. Here’s a handy list for your reference so that you’ll never get them wrong again.
The word tortilla, which in Spanish means “small torta”, or “small cake”.
Pronounced as [tawr-tee-yah]
2) Filet Mignon
Filet Mignon is French for “tender fillet” or “dainty fillet”.
Pronounced as [fee-le mee-nyawn]
Sorbet is a frozen dessert made from sweetened water with flavouring (typically fruit juice or fruit purée, wine, and/or liqueur, and very rarely honey). Sorbet is often confused with Italian ice cream and often taken to be the same as sherbet.
Pronounced as [sawr-be]
Escargot is French for snails. It is usually served as starter.
Pronounced as [es-kahr-goh]
5) Acai berries
Acai berries, is a type of fruit also known as Acai Palm.
Pronounced as [ah-sah-ee]
Bruschetta is an Italian starter dish consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt.
Pronounced as [broo-sket-tah]
Cognac, named after the town of Cognac in France, is a variety of brandy.
Pronounced as [kaw-nyak]
Paella is a rice dish originated from Spain.
Pronounced as [pah-e-lyah]
9) Foie Gras
Foie Gras is French for fat liver. It is a luxury food product made of the liver of a duck or goose that has been specially fattened.
Pronounced as [fwah grah]