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Are you saying bruschetta right? 43 foods we commonly mispronounce

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Our anchors nail it pretty much every time, but since everyone can use a little extra help sometimes, we've created an A-Z guide on how to correctly say often mispronounced food words.

See below for the correct pronunciations, and watch the videos to see our staffers get schooled on the right way to say their favorite foods. Newsflash, even editors get these foods wrong sometimes!

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    Gyro ("YEE-roh")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

  • A?ai ("ah-sigh-ee")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Açai ("ah-sigh-ee")

    Açai ("ah-sigh-ee")

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  • Agave ("ah-GAH-vee"; "ah-GAH-vay")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Agave ("ah-GAH-vee"; "ah-GAH-vay")

    Agave ("ah-GAH-vee"; "ah-GAH-vay")

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  • Aglio e olio ("AH-lyoh ay AW-lyoh")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Aglio e olio ("AH-lyoh ay AW-lyoh")

    Aglio e olio ("AH-lyoh ay AW-lyoh")

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  • A?oli ("ay-OH-lee"; "i-OH-lee")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Aïoli ("ay-OH-lee"; "i-OH-lee")

    Aïoli ("ay-OH-lee"; "i-OH-lee")

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  • Anise ("AN-ihss")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Anise ("AN-ihss")

    Anise ("AN-ihss")

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  • Arancini ("are-ahn-chee-nee")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Arancini ("are-ahn-chee-nee")

    Arancini ("are-ahn-chee-nee")

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  • Au jus ("oh-ZHOO")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Au jus ("oh-ZHOO")

    Au jus ("oh-ZHOO")

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  • Boeuf Bourguignon ("BEUF boor-gee-NYON")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Boeuf Bourguignon ("BEUF boor-gee-NYON")

    Boeuf Bourguignon ("BEUF boor-gee-NYON")

  • Bouillabaisse ("BOOL-yuh-BAYZ"; "BOOL-yuh-BEHZ")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Bouillabaisse ("BOOL-yuh-BAYZ"; "BOOL-yuh-BEHZ")

    Bouillabaisse ("BOOL-yuh-BAYZ"; "BOOL-yuh-BEHZ")

  • Bruschetta ("broo-SKEH-tah")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Bruschetta ("broo-SKEH-tah")

    Bruschetta ("broo-SKEH-tah")

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  • Caramel ("KEHR-ah-mehl"; "KAR-ah-mehl")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Caramel ("KEHR-ah-mehl"; "KAR-ah-mehl")

    Caramel ("KEHR-ah-mehl"; "KAR-ah-mehl")

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  • Charcuterie ("shahr-KOO-tuhr-ee"; "shar-koo-tuhr-EE")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Charcuterie ("shahr-KOO-tuhr-ee"; "shar-koo-tuhr-EE")

    Charcuterie ("shahr-KOO-tuhr-ee"; "shar-koo-tuhr-EE")

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  • Chipotle ("chih-POHT-lay")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Chipotle ("chih-POHT-lay")

    Chipotle ("chih-POHT-lay")

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  • Ciabatta ("cha-bada")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Ciabatta ("cha-bada")

    Ciabatta ("cha-bada")

  • Coq au Vin ("kohk-oh-VAHN"; "kohk-oh-VAHN")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Coq au Vin ("kohk-oh-VAHN"; "kohk-oh-VAHN")

    Coq au Vin ("kohk-oh-VAHN"; "kohk-oh-VAHN")

  • Croissant ("kwah-SAHN"; "KWAH-sawn"; "kruh-SAHNT")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Croissant ("kwah-SAHN"; "KWAH-sawn"; "kruh-SAHNT")

    Croissant ("kwah-SAHN"; "KWAH-sawn"; "kruh-SAHNT")

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  • Crudit?s ("kroo-dee-TAY")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Crudités ("kroo-dee-TAY")

    Crudités ("kroo-dee-TAY")

  • Edamame ("eh-dah-MAH-meh")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Edamame ("eh-dah-MAH-meh")

    Edamame ("eh-dah-MAH-meh")

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    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Endive ("EN-dyv";"AHN-deev";"ahn-DEEV")

    Endive ("EN-dyv";"AHN-deev";"ahn-DEEV")

    Endive ("EN-dyv";"AHN-deev";"ahn
  • Espresso ("ehs-PREHS-oh")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Espresso ("ehs-PREHS-oh")

    Espresso ("ehs-PREHS-oh")

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  • Etouff?e ("ay-too-FAY")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Etouffee ("ay-too-FAY")

    Etouffee ("ay-too-FAY")

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  • Gnocchi ("NYOH-kee"; "NOH-kee")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Gnocchi ("NYOH-kee"; "NOH-kee")

    Gnocchi ("NYOH-kee"; "NOH-kee")

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  • Gyro ("YEE-roh")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Gyro ("YEE-roh")

    Gyro ("YEE-roh")

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  • Halloumi ("hah-loo-me")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Halloumi ("hah-loo-me")

    Halloumi ("hah-loo-me")

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  • Hummus ("HOOM-uhs")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Hummus ("HOOM-uhs")

    Hummus ("HOOM-uhs")

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  • Hummus ("HOOM-uhs")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Hummus ("HOOM-uhs")

    Hummus ("HOOM-uhs")

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  • Macaron ("mak-uh-RUH")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Macaron ("mak-uh-RUH")

    Macaron ("mak-uh-RUH")

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  • Mascarpone ("mas-kar-POH-nay; mas-kahr-POH-nay")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Mascarpone ("mas-kar-POH-nay; mas-kahr-POH-nay")

    Mascarpone ("mas-kar-POH-nay; mas-kahr-POH-nay")

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  • Matcha ("MAH-tchah")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Matcha ("MAH-tchah")

    Matcha ("MAH-tchah")

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  • Muffuletta ("moof-fuh-LEHT-tuh")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Muffuletta ("moof-fuh-LEHT-tuh")

    Muffuletta ("moof-fuh-LEHT-tuh")

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  • Nutella ("new-tell-uh")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Nutella ("new-tell-uh")

    Nutella ("new-tell-uh")

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  • Parfait ("pahr-FAY")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Parfait ("pahr-FAY")

    Parfait ("pahr-FAY")

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  • Pho ("fuh")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Pho ("fuh")

    Pho ("fuh")

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  • Prix-Fixe ("pree-feeks")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Prix-Fixe ("pree-feeks")

    Prix-Fixe ("pree-feeks")

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  • Prosciutto ("pro-shoot-oh")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Prosciutto ("pro-shoot-oh")

    Prosciutto ("pro-shoot-oh")

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  • Quinoa ("KEEN-wah")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Quinoa ("KEEN-wah")

    Quinoa ("KEEN-wah")

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  • Radicchio ("rah-dee-kee-oh")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Radicchio ("rah-dee-kee-oh")

    Radicchio ("rah-dee-kee-oh")

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  • Sherbet ("SHER-biht")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Sherbet ("SHER-biht")

    Sherbet ("SHER-biht")

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  • Turmeric ("TER-muh-rihk")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Turmeric ("TER-muh-rihk")

    Turmeric ("TER-muh-rihk")

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  • Tzatziki ("dzah-DZEE-kee")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Tzatziki ("dzah-DZEE-kee")

    Tzatziki ("dzah-DZEE-kee")

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  • Vichyssoise ("vihsh-ee-SWAHZ";"VEE-she-swahz")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Vichyssoise ("vihsh-ee-SWAHZ";"VEE-she-swahz")

    Vichyssoise ("vihsh-ee-SWAHZ";"VEE-she-swahz")

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  • Worcestershire ("WOOS-tuhr-shuhr"; "WOOS-tuhr-sheer")

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Worcestershire ("WOOS-tuhr-shuhr"; "WOOS-tuhr-sheer")

    Worcestershire ("WOOS-tuhr-shuhr"; "WOOS-tuhr-sheer")

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  • Xiao Long Bao ("shao-long-bow") aka Soup Dumplings

    From acai to vichyssoise, here's how to pronounce food words that are a mouthful -- literally!

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    Xiao Long Bao ("shao-long-bow") aka Soup Dumplings

    Xiao Long Bao ("shao-long-bow") aka Soup Dumplings

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1. Açai ("ah-sigh-ee")

Acai Bowl
Smoothie Bowl with banana
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2. Agave ("ah-GAH-vee"; "ah-GAH-vay")

Easiest Margarita Ever
Carson Daly and Siri Pinter cook steak tacos and margaritas
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3. Aglio e olio ("AH-lyoh ay AW-lyoh")

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4. Aïoli ("ay-OH-lee"; "i-OH-lee")

Broncos Bison Burger with Garlic and Chile Aioli
Chef Hosea Rosenberg makes a "Bronco Burger"
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5. Anise ("AN-ihss")

Spice-Rubbed Chicken Thighs
Spice-Rubbed Chicken Thighs
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6. Arancini ("are-ahn-chee-nee")

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7. Au jus ("oh-ZHOO")

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8. Boeuf Bourguignon ("BEUF boor-gee-NYON")

Crock-Pot Beef Bourguignon
TODAY Show: Busy parents Siri Pinter and Carson Daly cook up a Valentine's Day dinner in Studio 1A -- February 10, 2015.
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9. Bouillabaisse ("BOOL-yuh-BAYZ"; "BOOL-yuh-BEHZ")

Bouillabaisse with Garlic Croutons
Chef Jacques Haeringer makes bouillabaise, a French seafood stew
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10. Bruschetta ("broo-SKEH-tah")

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11. Caramel ("KEHR-ah-mehl"; "KAR-ah-mehl")

Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies
Holiday cookie swap on TODAY
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12. Charcuterie ("shahr-KOO-tuhr-ee"; "shar-koo-tuhr-EE")

Pizza Rustica
Pizza Rustica
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13. Chipotle ("chih-POHT-lay")

Chipotle Braised Chicken
TODAY Show: Al Roker's Food Forecast -- February 3, 2015.
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14. Ciabatta ("cha-bada")

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15. Coq au Vin ("kohk-oh-VAHN"; "kohk-oh-VAHN")

Coq au Vin
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16. Croissant ("kwah-SAHN"; "KWAH-sawn"; "kruh-SAHNT")

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17. Crudités ("kroo-dee-TAY")

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10
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18. Edamame ("eh-dah-MAH-meh")

Edamame Guacamole
Edamame guacamole
Maya Visnyei
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19. Endive ("EN-dyv";"AHN-deev";"ahn-DEEV")

Chardonnay-Braised Chicken with Bacon, Thyme and Endive
Ryan Scott's Chardonnay-Braised Chicken with Bacon, Thyme and Endive
Nathan R. Congleton / TODAY
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20. Espresso ("ehs-PREHS-oh")

Franklin Barbecue's Espresso Barbecue Sauce
Wyatt McSpadden
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2 cups
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21. Etouffée ("ay-too-FAY")

Hearty Cajun Étouffée
Isaac Toups whips up a Cajun crawfish étouffée and King cake to celebrate Mardis Gras
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22. Gnocchi ("NYOH-kee"; "NOH-kee")

Ricotta Gnocchi with Herbs
Ricotta Gnocchi with Herbs
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23. Gyro ("YEE-roh")

Greek Cucumber Yogurt Dip (Tzatziki)
Tzatziki sauce
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24. Halloumi ("hah-loo-me")

Grilled Chorizo and Haloumi Cheese Skewers
Brian Malarkey's recipe for grilled shrimp skewers with lemon herb vinaigrette and grilled chorizo and haloumi cheese skewers
Samantha Okazaki / TODAY
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4
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25. Hummus ("HOOM-uhs")

Sam Kass's 5-Minute Hummus
Sam Kass’s 5-Minute Hummus
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26. Jicama ("HEE-kah-mah")

Firecracker Shrimp Tacos
Firecracker Shrimp Tacos
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27. Macaron ("mak-uh-RUH")

28. Mascarpone ("mas-kar-POH-nay; mas-kahr-POH-nay")

Devil's Food Cake Heart with Chocolate Mascarpone Cream
Chef Ryan Scott joins TODAY Food to share his indulgent recipes for heart-shaped devil's food cake and peanut butter truffles. TODAY, February 13 2017.
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29. Matcha ("MAH-tchah")

Morning Glory Matcha Smoothie
Morning Glory Matcha Smoothie
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30. Muffuletta ("moof-fuh-LEHT-tuh")

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31. Nutella ("new-tell-uh")

Nutella Cake
Nutella Cake
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32. Parfait ("pahr-FAY")

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33. Pho ("fuh")

34. Prix-Fixe ("pree-feeks")

35. Prosciutto ("pro-shoot-oh")

Phyllo & Prosciutto Asparagus Cigars
Phyllo & Prosciutto Asparagus Cigars
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36. Quinoa ("KEEN-wah")

Egg, Spinach, Quinoa and Feta Power Breakfast
Egg, Spinach, Quinoa and Feta Power Breakfast
Nathan R. Congleton / TODAY
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37. Radicchio ("rah-dee-kee-oh")

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38. Sherbet ("SHER-biht")

39. Turmeric ("TER-muh-rihk")

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40. Tzatziki ("dzah-DZEE-kee")

Tzatziki-Kale Salad with Brown Rice and Chickpeas
Ryan Scott's Mediterranean zingy braised chicken and a tzatziki-kale salad. TODAY, january 23rd 2016.
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41. Vichyssoise ("vihsh-ee-SWAHZ";"VEE-she-swahz"

42. Worcestershire ("WOOS-tuhr-shuhr"; "WOOS-tuhr-sheer")

Perfect Bloody Mary Burgers
Justin Chapple's Bloody Mary Burgers
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43. Xiao Long Bao ("shao-long-bow") aka Soup Dumplings

Mama Chang's pork and chive dumplings
TODAY Show: Joanne Chang cooks traditional Lunar New Year foods on February 19, 2015.
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This post was originally published Apr. 5, 2016.

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