Say That Again: How To Pronounce Even More Food Terms
Because pronouncing "roux" should be easier than spelling it.
Food lingo has a tendency to be a bit of a tongue twister. From mille-feuille to prosciutto, the language of food has never been the easiest to pronounce.
Avoid getting your tongue tied and finally learn how to pronounce these culinary words:
A roux is a cooked paste made of equal parts flour and fat that is often used to thicken soups and sauces.
Directly translated as “a thousand leaves”, mille-feuille is a traditional French pastry made of pastry cream sandwiched between three layers of flaky puff pastry.
Sous vide, which is French for “under vacuum”, is a fairly new cooking method which involves sealing food in air-tight, vacuum packed plastic bags, and slowly cooking it in a temperature controlled water bath.
A gyro is a Greek sandwich comprised of rotisserie-roasted meat or veg served in freshly toasted pita bread.
Brioche is a classic French bread enriched with eggs, sugar and a lot of butter.
Prosciutto is an Italian cured ham that is often cured in a mix of salt and other ingredients, and is left to air-dry for several months before serving.
Originally from the Brittany region of France, the kouign amann is a rich, flaky pastry made by folding layers of butter into highly enriched bread dough, much like a croissant.
Pho, a Vietnamese favorite which is said to get its name from the French pot au feu, is a vibrant noodle soup that is often comprised of rice noodles, a clear stock, protein and a variety of fresh herbs such as Vietnamese mint and Thai Basil.
Fricassee is a classic French cooking technique which involves quickly sautéing meat and then letting it slowly cook in its juices.
Crème fraiche is a rich, thickened cream that is often soured or fermented using naturally-occurring cultures or bacteria.
Images from Wikimedia.org (roux, mille-feuille, kouign amann, sous-vide) and Freeimages.com (prosciutto).