BRUSCHETTA pronounced“ BROO-SKEH-TTAH” is not only a very popular Italian dish but it is also one of many Italian words that people mispronounce. With this recipe I combined some cookery skills along with language skills. As a language tutor I find that people learn quickly with practical examples and by referring to words that regularly pop out on a daily basis.
Here is a word that everybody would know though: CHIANTI and I am sure we all know how to say it! “KEY-AN-TEE” …. Just like that!
“CHI” and “CHE” always sound “KEY” and “KEH” therefore whenever we find words with these syllables we need to remember to pronounce them as there was a ‘K’ .
Have a go now with some other popular words:
MOSCHINO (brand) MÁCCHINA (car)
ORCHÉSTRA (orchestra) MÁSCHERA (mask)
MARCHE (a region) TACCHÍNO (turkey)
CHILO ( kilo) FORCHÉTTA (fork)
While we are all saying these words out loud we can make this very tasty recipe….and by now we should know exactly how to pronounce “Bruschetta” 🙂
Serving 4 people
300g closed up mushrooms, washed and chopped
1 bunch of flat leaf parsley, washed and finely chopped
300g double cream
2 garlic cloves , finely chopped
2 loaves of tiger bread or ciabatta
3 tbs extra virgin olive oil
Parmesan cheese, shavings
1 pinch of salt
Heat the olive oil in a medium sauce pan. Add the mushrooms and cook for a 3/4 minutes.
Add the garlic and the parsley. Stir it and pour the cream in, add a pinch of salt and cook for 2 minutes at low heat.
Slice the bread and toast or grill it. Place the bread on a large serving plate.
Pour the sauce on the bread and add the parmesan shavings.…Pronto!!!