Spelling Enthusiast, Part IV

Everyone loves food. Everybody loves to eat. Don’t deny it, you love to eat, and if there’s a way for you to stop gaining weight as you eat your favorites, you be indulging in every cravings you have.

Pinoys love to eat, and that is evident in the thriving food industry in our country right now. Aside from international and local fast – food chains, nowadays, there are a lot of up – and – coming small food and beverage establishments housed in food hubs that are gaining popularity among millennials. Food hubs make it easy for people to try a lot of food of different flavors, and origin from different establishments in one sitting. Millennials love to have it easy, and that includes food services. Whenever there is a new restaurant or food hub, millennials would get their way to at least these new services for food they would likely post on Social Media specifically Instagram. It is very likely that every gastronomic experience is documented for everyone to see as millennials like to update everyone in the Cyber World with everything they do especially about the food they eat.

Don’t get me wrong, I love food, too, and I have nothing against people posting food porn on Social Media. I do post, too, sometimes especially when I encounter cuisines I have never tasted before. I love experiencing new foods also because food is a very big part of a country’s culture, and tasting them is like having a taste of what the country has to offer.

This informative post is connected to food. A combination of two things I love: spelling, and food. Before, I have posted three articles listing words that are often encountered during Spelling Bees. Now, this list is dedicated to words about food. From a dish to just an ingredient, vegetable, or fruit, these words from different parts of the world will help you understand the different foods or dishes a country offers. If you’re an international traveler, this is very helpful, too, because at least you know now what to order next when you’re in an unfamiliar restaurant trying to order food to satisfy your hunger. These words are often found in cook books, too, so you’ll know what they mean if you ever needed to read one.

ANTIPASTO
Pronunciation: \ˌan-tē-ˈpas-(ˌ)tō, ˌän-tē-, -ˈpäs-\
Noun: A plate of cold meat or vegetables that is served especially as the first course of a meal.

BEIGNET
Pronunciation: \ˌbān-ˈyā, ˌben-\
Noun: Fritter; A light square doughnut usually sprinkled with powdered sugar.

BRIOCHE
Pronunciation: (br -ôsh , – sh )
Noun: A soft, light-textured bread made from eggs, butter, flour, and yeast and formed into a roll or a bun.

GNOCCHI
Pronunciation: /ˈnäkē/
Plural Noun: (In Italian cooking) small dumplings made from potato, semolina, or flour, usually served with a sauce.

HOLLANDAISE
Pronunciation
: \ˌhä-lən-ˈdāz\
Noun: A rich sauce made of butter, egg yolks, and lemon juice or vinegar.

KIELBASA
Pronunciation: \kēl-ˈbä-sə, kil- also ki-ˈbä-sə\
Noun: A smoked sausage of Polish origin.

MARASCHINO
Pronunciation: \ˌmer-ə-ˈskē-(ˌ)nō, -ˈshē-, ˌma-rə-\
Noun: A kind of sweet cherry that is used in desserts or alcoholic drinks; a sweet alcoholic drink made from cherry juice.

MOZZARELLA
Pronunciation: \ˌmät-sə-ˈre-lə\
Noun: A soft Italian cheese that has a mild flavor.

PROSCIUTTO
Pronunciation: /prəˈSHo͞odō/
Noun: Italian ham cured by drying and typically served in very thin slices.

SAUERBRATEN
Pronunciation: (sourbrätn)
Noun: A pot roast of beef marinated in vinegar, water, wine, and spices before being cooked.

ZABAGLIONE
Pronunciation: \ˌzä-bəl-ˈyō-nē\
Noun: A whipped dessert or topping consisting of a mixture of egg yolks, sugar, and usually Marsala wine.

ZUCCHINI
Pronunciation: \zu̇-ˈkē-nē\
Noun: A smooth cylindrical usually dark green summer squash.

ZWIEBACK
Pronunciation: \ˈswē-ˌbak, ˈswī-, ˈzwē-, ˈzwī-, -ˌbäk\
Noun: A dry, hard bread that is eaten especially by young children.

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