September 05, 2017

SAY IT IN ITALIAN - A PRONOUNCING GUIDE FOR COOKING INGREDIENTS






Italian
How to pronounce
English
ABBACCHIO
Ah BAH kyoh
Lamb
AGLIO
AHL yoh
Garlic
AGNELLO
ahn YEH low
Lamb
AL DENTE
Ahl DEN teh
To the tooth
ASIAGO
Ah see AH go
A sharp cheese
BACCALA
Bah kah LAH
Salt cod
BAGNA CAUDA
BAHN yah COW dah
A vegetable dip (hot bath)
BASILICO
Bah SEE lee koh
Basil
BEL PAESE
BEL pah AY say
A table cheese
BIETOLE
Bee EH toh leh
Swiss chard bundles
BISTECCA
Bee STEH kah
Beef steak
BOLOGNESE
Boh loh NYEH she
In the style of Bologna
BRACIOLA
Brah CHO lah
Flank steak
BRICIOLE
BREE cho leh
Crumbs
BUCATINI
Boo kah TEE nee
A pasta
CACCIATORA
Cah cha TOH rah
Hunter-style
CALZONE
Kahl TSOH neh
Filled bread
CANNOLI
Kahn NOH lee
A pastry
CARCIOFI
Kar CHO fee
Artichokes
CARPACCIO
Car PAH cho
Beef appetizer
CASARECCIO
Cah sah REH cho
Home-style bread
CASTAGNE
Kah STAHN yeh
Chestnuts
CHIANTI
Kee AHN tee
A red wine
CIALDE
CHAHL deh
Anise cookies
CINGHIALE
Cheen gee AH leh
Wild boar
CIOPPINO
Cho PEE noh
Seafood stew
CIPOLLE
Chee POL leh
Onions
CONIGLIO
Koh NEEL yoh
Rabbit
COPPA
KOH pah
A sausage
COTEGHINO
Koh the GEE noh
Sausage
FAGIOLI
Fah JOH lee
Beans
FETTUCCINE
Feh too CHEE neh
Pasta noodle
FIORENTINA
Fyoh ren TEE na
In the style of Florence
FOCACCIA
Fo KAH chah
Flat bread
FONDUTA
Fon DOO tah
Cheese sauce or dip
FONTINA
Fon TEE nah
A cheese of piedmont
FORMAGGIO
For MAH joh
Cheese
FRAGOLE
FRAH goh leh
Strawberries
FREGOLATI
Freh goh LAH tee
Crumbs
FUNGHI
FOON gee
Mushrooms
GENOVESE
Jeh noh VEH she
In the style of Genoa
GIARDINIERA
Jahr dee NYAIR rah
Pickled vegetables
GNOCCHI
NYOH kee
Dumplings
GRANCHIO
GRAHN kyoh
Crab
GRIGNOLINO
Green yo LEE noh
A red wine
INGLESE
Een GLAY seh
English style
INSALATA
Een sah LAH to
Salad
LENTICCHIE
Len TEEK yeh
Lentils
LINGUINE
Leen GWEE nee
Pasta noodle
MAIALE
My AH leh
Pork
MARE
MAH reh
Sea
MARINARA
Mah ree NAH rah
A sauce
MASCARPONE
Mas kar POH neh
Cream cheese
MELANZANE
Meh lahn TSAH neh
Eggplant
MILANESE
Mee lah NEH seh
In the style of milon
MORDERE
MOHR deh reh
To bite
MOSTACCIOLO
Mohs tah CHO lee
A pasta tube
MOZZARELLA
Moh tsah REH lah
A cooking cheese
ORECCHIETTE
Oh reh KYET the
Pasta ears
ORVIETO
Or vee AY toh
An Umbrian wine
OSSO BUCO
Oh sah BOO koh
Veal shanks
PANCETTA
Pahn CHET tah
An Italian bacon
PANDOLCE
Pahn DOL cheh
Sweet bread
PANE
PAH neh
Bread
PANETTONE
Pah neh TOH neh
Sweet bread
PANFORTE
Pahn FOR teh
A confection
PARMIGIANO
Pahr mee JAHN oh
In the style of parma
PASQUA
PAHS kwah
Easter
PATATE
Pah TAH teh
Potatoes
PAVESE
Pah VEH seh
In the style of pavia
PEPERONCINI
Peh peh rohn CHEE nee
Small green peppers
PESCE
PES sheh
Fish
PIGNOLI
Peen YOH lee
Pine nuts
PINZIMONIO
Peen zee MOH nyoh
Type of salad
PIZZELLE
Pee TSEL leh
Star cookies
POLLO
POHL loh
Chicken
POMODORI
Poh moh DOH ree
Tomatoes
PORCHETTA
Por KET tah
Roast suckling pig
PROSCIUTTO
Proh SHOOT tah
A flavorful ham
PRUGNE
PROON yeh
Plums
RICOTTA
Ree KOH tah
Cheese
RIGATONI
Ree gah TOH nee
Pasta tubes
RIPIENI
Ree PYEH nee
Stuffed
RISOTTO
Ree SOH toh
Rice dish
SALSICCIA
Sal SEE chah
Sausage
SALTIMBOCCA
Sahi teem BOH kah
A veal dish
SCALOPPINE
Skah loh PEE neh
Small thin pieces
SCHIACCIATA
Skee yah CHAH tah
Flat bread
SOAVE
Soh AH veh
A white wine
SOGLIOLE
Sahi YOH leh
sole
STRACCIATELLA
Strah cha TEL lah
A soup
STRACOTTO
Strah KOH toh
stew
TACCHINO
Tah KEE no
Turkey
TAGLIARINI
Tahl yah REE nee
Pasta noodle
TAGLIATELLE
Tahl yah TEL leh
Pasta noodle
TALEGGIO
Tah LEJ oh
Cheese
TONNATO
Tohn NAH tah
Cooked with tuna sauce
TORTELLINI
Tor teh LEE nee
Stuffed pasta
TRIPPA
TREE pah
Tripe
UMIDO
OO mee doh
Stewed
UOVO
WOH  voh
egg
VERDICCHIO
Ver DEEK yoh
Dry wine
VERMICELLI
Vehr mee CHEH lee
Thin spaghetti
VITELLO
Vee TELL loh
Veal
VONGOLE
VOHN go leh
Clams
ZABAGLIONE
Tzah bahi YOH neh
Dessert of beaten eggs
ZUPPA
TSOO pah
soup



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