Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Even Weirder

  • Bruschetta
  • Gnocchi
  • Gyro
  • Huitlacoche
  • Pouilly-Fuisse
  • Mole
  • Paczki
  • Pho
  • Prosciutto
  • Sake
These are the "top-ten mispronounced foodie words" according to an article linked by my friend Jens. The pronunciation is here. I always mispronounce gnocchi and bruschetta, but I'm ok with Pouilly-Fuisse. And I learned about paczki from actual Detroit Polish people, so I had no idea about how it was spelled, and didn't recognize it when I first saw it written. And Gourmet Sleuth says "Huitlacoche [wee-tlah-KOH-cheh] (also spelled cuitlacoche) is a fungus which grows naturally on ears of corn (Ustilago maydis)."

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