Awkward food pronunciations can really send your confidence levels spiralling downwards, be it at a dinner date or an office lunch.
Here are the 12 most mispronounced names of foods, alongwith a guide to pronounce them correctly.
Bruschetta (n.)
Spell — (broo – skeh – tah) Toasted Italian bread drenched in olive oil and served typically with garlic and tomatoes.
Buffet (n.)
Spell — (boo-fay) A system of serving meals in which food is placed in a public area where the diners serve themselves.
Jalapeno (n.)
Spell — (hal – a – penyo) A very hot green chilli pepper, used especially in Mexican-style cooking.
Quesadilla (n.)
Spell — (kay-sa-dee-ah) A Mexican flour or corn tortilla stuffed with cheese, veggies and some other ingredients, it’s folded and served in a half-moon shape.
Lasagne (n.)
Spell — (lah-za-gna) Pasta in the form of sheets or wide strips.
Zucchini (n.)
Spell — (zu-ki-ni) It’s an elongated smooth, thin, dark green rind summer squash.
Quinoa (n.)
Spell — (key-noah) A plant of the goosefoot family found in the Andes, where it was widely cultivated for its edible starchy seeds prior to the introduction of Old World gains
Guacamole (n.)
Spell — (gwah-kah-moh-leh) A dish of mashed avocado mixed with chopped onion, tomatoes, chilli peppers and seasoning.
Caramel (n.)
Spell — (car-a-mel) Sugar syrup or syrup heated until it turns brown, used as a flavouring or colouring food or drinks and dessertsSpell — (fa-hee-taaz) Strips of spiced beef or chicken, chopped vegetables and grated cheese, wrapped in a soft tortilla.
Croissant (n.)
Spell — (krwah- sah) A French crescent-shaped roll made of sweet flaky yeast dough, eaten for