But, not everyone is a foodie. Some people struggle with embarrassment as they try to decipher a menu or attempt to order what they want to eat.
This slideshow is for the non-foodies who want to learn some foodie terms.
How to say it: tar-tare
How to say it: meer-pwah
It is a cooking method that consists of sealing food in an airtight plastic bag and placing it in a water bath in a vacuum environment for a long period of time.
How to say it: sue-veed
It is a mixture of fat and flour that is cooked over heat until it is a brown paste. It is used to thicken the liquids in stews, sauces and soups. A roux is frequently cooked to a dark brown if it is being used in Creole cooking.
How to say it: rue
Umami-rich foods include soy sauce/fish sauce, shiitake mushrooms, cured meats, green tea, tomatoes (including ketchup) and breast milk.
Unami is one of the five basic tastes (sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami).
It is a garlicy, mayonnaise-based sauce used for vegetables, sandwiches and seafood.
How to pronounce: ai - oli
It is a rich custard covered with a caramelized sugar crust.
How to pronounce: crem broo-LAY
How to pronounce: co-co-nut milk
How to pronounce: ex-tra vir-gin olive oil
It is used to create sauce-based dishes (curries) from India.
How to pronounce: cur-re
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