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Old 05-09-2006, 04:09 AM   #11
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Even the chefs seem a bit divided on pronunciation. We get soh-tay and saw-tay for saute. I go for soh-tay - any native French speakers out there?

As for puy lentils - I say pwee lentils, a friend says pie.

Then there's paella, mille feuilles, chorizo ... a veritable minefield.

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Old 05-13-2006, 03:12 AM   #12
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Shaheen,
Take a look on cuisimages.com. Recipes are in french and also in english.
Another way to learn..... The good thing is the recipes are in pdf format...
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Old 05-13-2006, 10:52 AM   #13
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I believe the best resource would be the "Food Lover's Companion", published by Barrons Educational Series, Inc. The author is Sharon Tyler Herbst. I have a copy both in my kitchen at work and one in my cookbook library at home. I also purchase one for each of my Apprentices in the kitchen. It is truly a complete book and also has conversions, measurements, understanding food labels, ingredient buying guide etc.
It's also very reasonable price wise, probably less that $15.00.

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Old 05-13-2006, 01:07 PM   #14
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...and you can access parts of it online here.
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Old 05-15-2006, 12:26 PM   #15
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I posted this a little over a month ago and got no interest. It lists alot of common terms for french and italian.

French and Italian food pronunciation
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Old 05-15-2006, 12:29 PM   #16
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I believe the best resource would be the "Food Lover's Companion", published by Barrons Educational Series, Inc. The author is Sharon Tyler Herbst. I have a copy both in my kitchen at work and one in my cookbook library at home. I also purchase one for each of my Apprentices in the kitchen. It is truly a complete book and also has conversions, measurements, understanding food labels, ingredient buying guide etc.
It's also very reasonable price wise, probably less that $15.00.

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That's what I posted a long time ago upthread.
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Old 05-15-2006, 04:15 PM   #17
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I'm not a native speaker, but have many friends who are. AU is usually pronounced as the O in Oh!, not AW as in saw. BUT, that said, I usually pronouce words as the people around me do, having lived in a lot of different places. The point of language is, after all, to communicate. There is also a big difference between how a French word is spoken in Quebec, in Louisiana, in Paris or Provence or Normandy. I won't even go into Haiti or Africa or Vietnam! So I stick with pronouncing a word the way the person I'm talking to will most likely understand me. One girlfreind's mother gave me holy heck, though, when I pronounced Quebec Kwebek the way most US people do rather than the Kaybek that is proper. "I know you speak French better than that!!!" Sometimes you just can't win!!
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Old 06-11-2006, 03:23 PM   #18
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Heck, his command of English is pretty weak! Emeril's, that is. I tried a quick reply to something a page or so ago, and it wound up last. Sigh. I'll get how this site works soon.
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Old 06-11-2006, 04:20 PM   #19
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It is always amazing when we order the fooey grass (foie gras) and find the entire wait staff rolling on the floor with tears in their eyes.

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Aunt dot - you mean the Fwah grah?!!!!
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