Don't Sound Like a Tool: The (Cooking) Tool Edition

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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.

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A couple years ago, Sur La Table put out a cookbook called Things Cooks Love, essentially a full-color store catalog with recipes. Flipping through the book, we realized that we had never heard of some of the specialty pots and pans that we were supposed to love.

Do you really need a couscoussier or an olla? Probably not, but you do want to confidently read the labels off the shelves at Williams-Sonoma. And even though no professional cook would deign to say "food processor," half of them mispronounce "Robot Coupe," the word they use instead (it's a French brand of industrial-strength food processors). Here is SFoodie's pronunciation guide to slightly recherché cooking tools, with links to pictures and descriptions.

Listen to the audio pronunciations as you follow along:


Cazuela
Chinoise

Cocotte
Comal

Couscoussier (or couscoussière)

Kadhai

Mandoline

Molcajete

Olla
Pacojet

Paella pan

Ramekin

Robot Coupe

Saibashi
Santoku knife
Tagine (or tajine)


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