Deciphering menus, cookery terms and techniques, let alone saying them correctly, can be a tricky business for the uninitiated.
That's why we've decided to take the heat out of the kitchen by collating these 12 user friendly guides and glossaries to kitchen terminology and pronunciation.
So next time you're confronted with a tricky menu, food word or recipe instruction you’ll be able to tell your chateaubriand from your Châteauneuf-du-Pape, your espresso from your expresso and how to chiffonade a choufleur.
Welcome to the wonderful world of colourful cookery terms and pronounciation.
If you've ever been confronted by a menu littered with words and phrases that made no sense to you, you're not alone, just boff up on this food glossary and ultimate cheat sheet and you'll never have to feel dumb again.
Learning the various roles and responsibilites in a professional kitchen can be confusing. This nice infographic helps us out with a simple kitchen family tree, starting with the executive chef at the top down to the commis chef.
Let's face it, learning to pronounce a few French food words with finesse is always going to be impressive. Learn how to say Côtes du Rhône, beef bourguignon, mille-feuille and more in this video from Zagat.
How do you say foie gras? is it fwoy grah or fwah grah? Not sure, find out this and more in the handy guide from Chris Ritter on BuzzFeed, where the phoenetic pronounciation is given along with each food item. Click here to see the full list.