(1) QUESADILLA—-(Kay- sa- dee- ah ). Straight from Mexico, a QUESADILLA is a flour or corn tortilla filled with all things yummy. Stuffed with cheese, veggies or other ingredients, it is folded and served in a half-moon shape.
(2) HORS d’OEUVRES—-( Or- derv ) This is a fancy name for appetizers. Hors d’oeuvres are small dishes before the main course, typically meant to be eaten by hand.
(3) BRUSCHETTA—-(Broo- sket- tah, not broo- shedda ). All the way from Italy, Bruschetta is grilled bread, rubbed with garlic and sprinkled with olive oil. Toppings can be varied ——–from tomatoes to cured meat.
(4)MASCARPONE-(Mah- scar- poh- nay)——Milky-white in colour, and easy to spread, Mascarpone is an Italian cheese made from cream. it is the ever so popular ingredient in a Tiramisu.
(5) GNOCCHI—(Nyawk- kee)—- These are small dumplings made from flour, potatoes, semolina or a combination of these ingredients, boiled and served with sauce.
(6) WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE–( woos- tuhr- sheer)—-A spicy, intense sauce, containing vinegar and soy sauce, it is sprinkled in Caesar salad, beef stew, hamburgers and anything else you are willing to try it with. It is also used to flavour cocktails, like Bloody Mary and Caesar.
(7) ESPRESSO COFFEE–(E- spres- oh, not—ex- presso )—A slightly thicker form of coffee, it is made by the pressurized brewing process and contains more caffeine than other drinks.
(8) CREME FRAICHE ( Krem- fresh)-Thick cream with a mildly tart flavour, Crème Fraiche is usually poured on fresh fruits or used as a garnish with soups.
(9) QUINOA-(Keen- wah, not—kwin- no- a ) —-Quinoa is high on protein, is gluten and cholesterol – free, and takes less time to cook than other whole grains.
(10) MACARON / MACAROON. MACARON ( Mack- ah- rohn ) ——MACAROON ( Mack- ah- roon )—-These are not the same things. MACARONS are made from egg-whites and almond powder. MACAROONS are made from shredded coconut.
Tags—–A handy guide for pronouncing these delicious words right. like Gnocchi, Hors d’oeuvres, hard-to-pronounce-words.