Thursday, September 13, 2012

Chef Pronunciation Guide



Want to sound like a neophyte foodie? A quick way is to mispronounce the name of a famous chef whose food you're claiming to have tried. Here's your guide to the phonetic pronunciation of some famous (and challenging to pronounce) chef's names:


Grant Achatz- ACK-ETZ

Ferran Adriá- feh rahn ah dree AH

Lidia Bastianich- lid ee ya bahs-TYAHN-itch

Mario Batali- BOT-tal-ee

Richard Blais- Blaze

Paul Bocuse- pole boh-KOOZ

Daniel Boulud- dan-YELL boo-LOO

Tony Bourdain- boor dain

Michael Chiarello- kee ah rell oh

Tom Colicchio- Ko leek ee o

Gary Danko- DANG-ko

Marcel Desaulniers- mar cell di sol ni yay

Georges Auguste Escoffier- jorgz oh goost ess coff ee ay

Guy Fieri - fee-ett-ee

Yutake Ishinabe- Yew-tah-keh Ee-she-nah-beh

Steve Klc- Kelch

Chen Kenichi- Chen is self explanatory, Kenichi is Keh-nee-chee (note that Chen is his family name, and Kenichi is his given name)

Masahiko Kobe- Mah-sah-hee-koh Koh-bay

Emeril Lagasse- la gass ee

Rokusaburo Michiba- Rouk-sah-boo-roh Mee-chee-bah

Masaharu Morimoto- Mah-sah-hah-roo Moh-ree-moh-toe

Koumei Nakamura- Koh-may Nah-kah-moo-rah

Jacques Pepin- pep anne

Paul Prudhomme- proo-DOHM

Ruth Reichl- RYE-shul

Dale Reitzer- RITE-zer

Eric Ripert- eh-REEK ree-PAIR

Joel Robuchon - Jole ROE-boo-kon

Albert Roux - AL-bear ROO

Michael Ruhlman- ROOL-munn

Guy Savoy- Ghee Sav-wah

Hiroyuki Sakai- He-ROH-yew-KEY SAH-kai

Joachim Splichal- joe ah keem splee kahl

Charlie Trotter- trah tur

Jean Georges Vongerichten- VON-gehr-ICK-ten

Geoffrey Zakarian - Jeff-ree zah-KAR-ee-un


(Compiled from Gentleman Gourmand and other sources)

2 comments:

  1. Name Dropping & Trying Too Hard - NAYm DRAH-ping 'n TRY-ing TOO HAHrd

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  2. I just go with "Hey, spatula boy..."

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