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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Don't Sound Like a Tool: How to Pronounce Local Chefs' Names

Posted By on Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 4:11 PM

click to enlarge Tim LOO-yim of The Attic. - CAROLYN JUNG/FOOD GAL
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  • Tim LOO-yim of The Attic.

Nothing is more humiliating than name-checking some chef you supposedly have a deep personal bond with ― or have cooked under ― and getting his or her name wrong. There are chefs SFoodie has been writing about for years we refer to by first name rather than look the fool. So we asked summer contributor Trevor Felch ― a restaurant critic at the Claremount Colleges during the school year ― to call around, asking each chef or a member of the chef's staff to pronounce his or her name. Now we're just praying we repeated his pronunciations correctly:

Click on the audio icon to hear the following list:


Eskender Aseged, Radio Africa

Khai Duong, Ana Mandara and Pot de Pho

Azalina Eusope, Azalina's Malaysian

Ruggero Gadaldi, Beretta and Delarosa

Gerald Hirigoyen, Piperade and Bocadillos

Laurence Jossel, Nopa

Laurent Katgely, Chez Spencer

Senthil Kumar, Dosa

Tim Luym, The Attic

Anthony Myint, Mission Street Food (RIP) and Commonwealth

Grace Nguyen, Out the Door

Cindy Pawlcyn, Mustards Grill et al.

Roland Passot, La Folie and Left Bank brasseries

Emmanuel Piqueras, Limon

James Syhabout, Commis

Staffan Terje, Perbacco and; Barbacco

Huw Thornton, Locanda da Eva

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