Pho, Bruschetta and 13 Other Common Food Words You’re Mispronouncing

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It’s that moment when you’re eyeballing a dish on the menu with a name you’re not quite sure how to pronounce. Seared Foie gras with sautéed pears wrapped in phyllo dough. You feel like you’re back in kindergarten and the teacher is asking you to read “Where the Wild Things Are” to the class. You momentarily consider ordering the grilled cheese burger instead, because at least you can’t fuck that up.

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Well, we’ve got your back. After running a quick poll, we gathered the top mispronounced food terms — just make sure you’re ready for a low key foodie shock. Turns out, you’ve probably been saying bruschetta wrong your entire life and no, that’s not the way to say hors d’oeuvre (unless you really want to offend your date).

So check out the video below and see how many out of the 15 food terms you get correct!



Charisma has an undying love for gritty literature and drinks coffee like water. She also hails from Toronto, Canada and is a die-hard Maple Leafs fan, sigh.



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  • Justin Milian

    that man needs to learn how to pronounce me. because ill learn all his nouns! his things, his places and his peoples!

  • douchedetector

    i wanna nibble on brandi milloy’s gnocchi

  • el_thoth_of_nagthragar

    For rookies.