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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Don't Sound Like a Tool: How to Pronounce Salumi Varieties

Posted By on Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 4:36 PM

'Nduja: DOO-yah. The "n" is silent. - ANN L./YELP
  • Ann L./Yelp
  • 'Nduja: DOO-yah. The "n" is silent.
Don't Sound Like a Tool is SFoodie's series of audio pronunciation guides to sort-of-common-but-not-obvious words we keep encountering on wine lists and menus. No more shame, no more pointing, no more godawful imitations of a language you don't speak.

The past five years have seen a proliferation of housemade salumi. New varieties and subvarieties of cured pork appear weekly, the payoff for stumbling over their names a gust of pork fat and spice. SFoodie asked Mark Pastore, co-founder of Boccalone, to read through a list of some of the commonly mispronounced types of salumi spotted at local restaurants and charcuteries.
'Nduja: DOO-yah. The "n" is silent. - ANN L./YELP
  • Ann L./Yelp
  • 'Nduja: DOO-yah. The "n" is silent.


Click on the audio icon to hear Mark Pastore pronounce the following list:

Capocollo

Ciccioli

Coppa di testa

Culatello

Finocchiona

Guanciale

'Nduja

Prosciutto

Salame cotto

Salametto

Sanguinaccio

Sopressata


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