9 English words you need to know if you are a foodie

Published : 13 Sep 2017, 17:23

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Time to flaunt your food vocabulary
Do you also get uncomfortable with the bombardment of English words while visiting any fine-dining restaurant? If yes, here is the solution. These common English words used in the food world deserve space in your vocabulary too as they will make your life simpler while visiting restaurants and bars. And you will also be able to throw some weight around! From box tent to mole, the list here includes terms and words that are commonly used.

Personality grooming experts feel that the words have different pronunciation as compared to their wording, so one needs extra care while pronouncing them to avoid any public embarrassment. To make it easy we have also shared the pronunciation pattern of the words, so read it carefully!

1. Box Tent

White plastic stand at the centre of pizza box. Their purpose is to prevent the pizza toppings from sticking to the top of the box.

2. Gut-Gullie (gut-gul-ly)

It refers to the practice of eating greedily. The word traces its origin from Scottish dialect.

3. Tines (ty-en-s)

The elongated prongs on a fork are called tines. The number of tines decides their purpose of use. Four-tined forks are used for meats while three for seafood. (Image courtesy: Pixabay)

4. Wamble (wam-bul)

It refers to the rumbling sound in the stomach triggered by hunger pangs.

5. Barm (ba-r-m)


It refers to the foam on top of beer. So, next time when you visit a beer bar with friends or colleagues, ask the bartender to serve the beer correctly, so that no barm is visible in your glass.

6. Paella


It refers to a one-pot-meal that includes rice, chicken, seafood, and other ingredients seasoned with saffron. How about one bowl of Paella for the next road trip? (Image courtesy: Pixabay)

7. Molé


It refers to a type of sauce that includes different spices and chocolate (wink). This term is also used in Mexican cuisine to name out dishes made with this sauce.

8. Cornicione (cor-ni-chone)

It refers to the outer most part of a pizza crust. The word traces its origin from Italian dialect.

9. Al-Dente (al-den-te)

It refers to a method of cooking pasta or rice in which the end product is still hard when you bite it. The word has its origin from Italy.

Source: timesofindia

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