Foodie Say What


Decoding everything on the menu both at home and abroad.

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Foodie Say What


Decoding everything on the menu both at home and abroad.

You've been saying it all wrong...

Foodie Say What is a digital culinary guide for travelers, diners, and curious eaters who want to know how to say what's on their plate and in their glass.  You'll find quick descriptions of classic and unfamiliar dishes. You'll hear both native and non-native speakers pronounce challenging food words in more than 10 languages. You'll see phonetic spellings of each one including an extensive list of wines makers, grapes and spirits.  All of that plus pronunciation tips and tricks along the way.  

So stop pointing at the menu and speak up!

We've got you covered.

 

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 Foodie Say What is your guide to decoding any menu from phonetic guides and audio clips to pronunciation tips and quick descriptions of every ingredient. 

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Ready to give it a try? Here's a quick look at some the toughest foodie words you'll likely come across on your culinary journey.

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What does the app do?

The Foodie Say What dictionary includes classic dishes, ingredients, fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, grains, cookery terms, preparations and menu phrases. Cuisine and languages include:

  • French
  • Italian
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Vietnamese
  • Ethiopian
  • Portugese
  • Greek
  • Swiss German
  • Hungarian

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Avec plaisir. We also include:

Phonetic pronunciation for each word with both native and non-native speakers contributing to the audio you'll hear to maximize accessibility.

Difficult to pronounce wines, wine producers and well know makers as well as quick and simple tasting notes.

For those times when you can't take a listen to the pronunciation of a word, we provide easy to follow written phonetics for each word.

Say What Words


Say What Words


AIOLI [eye-OH-lee]

A classic French Provençal sauce made of olive oli, garlic and egg yolk and optional lemon juice.                                                      

BEIGNET [ben-YAY]  

Deep-fried doughnut made from choux pastry and a staple dessert in New Orleans.

BOUILLABAISE boo-yuh-BAYZE

Traditional fish stew from Marseille made with many types of native fish, leeks, onions, tomatoes, celery and potatoes.  It is generally accompanied by grilled bread and garlicky rouille.

BRUSCHETTA [broo-SKEHT-tah]

Tomato, garlic, olive oil, and basil mixed together and served on top of toasted bread rubbed with garlic. 

CHARCUTERIE [shar-koo-TREE] or [shar-koo-tuh-REE]

General term used to describe preserved or cured meats (usually from pork) and includes bacon, prosciutto, ham, sausage, mortadella, terrines, bresaola and jamon. Charcuterie is found in many culinary traditions, most notably France and Spain.

COQ AU VIN [koke-oh-VAHN]

French stew made with braised chicken cooked in red wine, lardons and mushrooms.

CYNAR [chee-NAR]

Bitter Italian liqueur made from artichokes.

FARRO [FAH-row] 

Italian grain similar to spelt.

FOIE GRAS [FWA GRA]

Rich, fattened goose liver.

GNOCCHI [NYOHK-kee]

Italian dumplings made from potatoes shaped into little balls.

GUANCIALE [gwan-CHA-leh]

Italian cured meat made from pork jowl/cheeks.

HARICOT VERT [ar-ee-KOH VEHR]

French for "green beans".

HORS D’OEUVRES [OR DUHRV]

Small appetizer served before the meal.

MILLE FEUILLE [meel FUHEE]

Literally meaning "a thousand leaves," a dessert of several layers of puff pastry, pastry cream and custard, fruit or jam.

NIÇOISE [nee-SWAZ]

Salad Niçoise is traditionally made with tuna, tomatoes, green beans, hard-boiled egg, Niçoise olives (others can be substituted) and anchovies though many variations exist.

POMME FRITES [PUHM FREET]

French fries.

POUILLY-FUMÉ [POO-yee foo-MAY]

Dry, white wine from the Loire Valley made from Sauvignon Blanc grapes. 

POUTINE [poo-TEEN]

Classic French-Canadian dish of fries covered with cheese curds and gravy. 

PROSCIUTTO [pro-SHOO-toe]

General term for Italian ham that has been salt-cured and air-dried but not smoked.

VICHYSSOISE [vih-she-SWAZ] 

Cold vegetable soup made from puréed leeks, potatoes, onions and cream.

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