Only a Culinary Genius Can Get 100% on This Food Spelling Test

By: Stella Alexander
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After enjoying your appetizer and entree, you might enjoy this sweet treat at the end of your meal.
Desert
Deserte
Dessert
When it comes to the final portion of your meal, you're eating deSSert. Many often confuse it with the spelling of the dry area of land, desert.
Desserte

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In the middle of the summer, you might fire up the grill for this kind of meal.
Barbecue
Since barbecue is often shortened to BBQ, many believe the word has a 'q' in it. In fact, there is no 'q' in barbecue. It is simply the "cue" sound.
Barbeque
Barbacue
Barbaque

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You might enjoy spreading this Italian cream cheese on your bagels.
Marscapone
Mascarpone
With the sweet treat, mascarpone, many often spell it wrong because they're SAYING it wrong. People often pronounce is MARScapone, which is wrong.
Marsecepone
Marscarpone

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A healthy appetizer, you might enjoy this kind of salad that comes with romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese, and croutons.
Cesar
Ceasar
Ceesar
Caesar
Often served as an appetizer, you might find yourself enjoying a Caesar salad. The spelling of this word is often difficult because many don't realize that the A appears before the E.

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Many coffee lovers enjoy this strong, caffeinated beverage.
Expresso
Espresso
Many often misspell 'espresso' because they're pronouncing it wrong! Oftentimes, people want to say "express"o, but this Italian drink is definitely an ESpresso.
Exprecsso
Esspressso

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This Italian pasta comes shaped like a ribbon.
Fettuccini
Fettuccine
While many people try to add an "I" at the end of this pasta, they'd be wrong! There is ONE I in fettuccine, and it comes before the N.
Fetichccini
Fettecchine

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In this caffeinated coffee drink, you'll find a mix of espresso and milk.
Cappuchino
Capuchino
Cappachino
Cappuccino
People often spell cappuccino wrong for two reasons. One, they forget to add two P's. Two, rather than remembering the two CC's make a CH sound, they instead add an H to the word.

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These small Italian dumplings are made from potato and flour.
Noshe
Gnocchi
When dealing with this Italian dumpling, you'll often find the wrong spelling. People often forget the silent G and the double C.
Nocchi
Gnoshe

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Made from a combination of soy sauce and vinegar, this sauce originated in England.
Westchester
Worsteshire
Worcestershire
Many times people will misspell Worcestershire sauce because of the many syllables. This sauce is named after the town in England, Worcester.
Worstecer

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Also a cherry liqueur, this word is used to describe sweet cherries.
Maraschino
Maraschino is a popular liqueur made from sweet cherries, but it also describes the type of cherries used on a sundae. Many misspell this word because they forget the S.
Marachino
Marichino
Marrachino

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A popular French dish, this is the word for snail.
Eskargo
Escargot
Escargot is a popular French delicacy of snails. Many misspell this word because of the silent T at the end of the word.
Escargo
Escargoh

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This is a large Spanish dish that includes rice, seafood, and chicken.
Paieya
Payeya
Paella
Many misspell this popular Spanish dish because of the pronunciation. In order to spell it properly, one must remember that two L's in the Spanish language is pronounced like a Y!
Payella

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This grain-like seed is now a common, healthy alternative to rice.
Qinoia
Kinoa
Keenoia
Quinoa
Quinoa is a grain-like seed that has become super popular in the health department. Many people are swapping out rice in their diet for this seed.

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A common green herb, this is often referred to as the developed stage of cilantro.
Coryander
Coriander
Coriander might trip some people up because of the many vowels within the word. Just remember the use of the first four vowels!
Corriander
Corriandar

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This spicy red sauce is made from chili and garlic.
Siracha
Sriracha
Many misspell sriracha because they're pronouncing it wrong! Rather than it being SIRacha, they're forgetting an R comes after the S.
Ciracha
Criracha

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For this sandwich, you'd need rye bread, corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut.
Ruben
Rubeun
Reuben
When it comes to the Reuben sandwich, many spell it wrong because while Ruben is an actual name, the sandwich throws in an E.
Rueben

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Popularly served with strawberries, this cocktail is a mixture of rum and lime juice.
Daiquiri
A daiquiri is a popular cocktail of rum and lime juice that is often served with a fruit mix. This spelling of this word is often difficult because of the three "I"s placed throughout the word.
Dakeeri
Daquiri
Daequiri

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A popular French stew, this meal is made from a variety of fish.
Bouyabase
Bouillabaisse
Because of its pronunciation and double letters, Bouillabaisse is often difficult to spell. Throughout the word, there are six letters that appear twice!
Boullabasse
Bouyabasse

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Rather than plain mayonnaise, you might enjoy the added mixture of garlic and olive oil in this sauce.
Aoili
Ayoli
Aioli
Aioli is a revamped style of mayonnaise. With such a short word, its difficult to remember the spelling with the placement of the three vowels.
Ayoili

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In this kind of salad or pizza, you'd find mozzarella, tomato, and basil.
Kaprese
Caprese
Caprese is a popular Italian style where they add mozzarella, tomato, and basil. This spelling can be difficult with the hard C/K sound and the vowel usage.
Capressee
Cuprese

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This is a popular South American dish of marinated fish served with onions and peppers.
Ceviche
Ceviche is a popular South American dish. Its spelling can often be mistaken. The soft C/S sound can be interchanged.
Seviche
Ceveeche
Seveeche

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This is a process of sterilizing a food product, usually done to milk, yogurt, and cheese.
Pastorize
Pasteurize
Pasteurize is another difficult word because many forget that it is an 'eur' making the common 'er' sound.
Pascherize
Passcerize.

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A liqueur from France, this is a popular type of brand.
Koneyac
Conyac
Cognac
Many misspell this popular Brandy because of the silent G! Although it's pronounced (CONE-YAK), it definitely isn't spelled that way!
Conenac

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This is a white Italian cheese.
Mutzarella
Mozzarela
Mozarella
Mozzarella
While it might not seem too difficult, many misspell mozzarella because off the two double letters.

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This is a fluffy French pastry often served for breakfast.
Croissant
Another popular French pastry/term, croissant is often misspelled because of the difficulty matching up the pronunciation with the letters.
Crassant
Croixsant
Crosant

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A Japanese dish made from soybeans that have been boiled while still in their pods.
Etamomae
Edamomae
Edamame
Another international dish, edamame is often misspelled because it SOUNDS like there could be multiple spellings of the word, but there's only one!
Ettamame

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This glass or ceramic container is often used to serve drinks like water or wine.
Karafe
Carafe
Many misspell carafe because of the hard c sound at the beginning of the word. They also flub the spelling of the pronunciation "rafe."
Caraf
Karaf

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A French term, this is the name for a piece of steak cut from beef tenderloin.
Filette Minonne
Filey Minon
Filet Mignon
Filet Mignon is a popular steak dish. It is often misspelled because since it is a French term, many can't nail down the spelling from the pronunciation.
Fillette Mignone

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Served at the beginning of a meal, this is the French term for appetizers.
Hor D'eurve
Hors D'oeuvre
Hors D'oeuvre is just a word that you either know or don't know! This French word is hard for most to spell with the silent letters and the intricate spelling.
Hor Deurve
Hors Derve

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This sweet topping is made from egg whites and sugar before being baked.
Merengue
Mereng
Meringue
Many misspell the sweet treat, meringue. Some might get it confused with the Latin dance, but we're sure the 'ue' at the end trips many people up!
Mareng

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A German dish, this is the name for cabbage that has been soaked in brine, a salty mixture.
Sourcraut
Sourcrout
Sauerkraut
While you might want to use the English spelling of "sour," this word is a German dish with the spelling, 'sauer.'
Sowerkraute

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A type of summer squash, this long green vegetable is often mistaken for a cucumber.
Zucchini
Zucchini might be a difficult word for some because many are left to interpret the vowel sounds on their own. There is no O in this word and one might get tripped up on the double C!
Zoochini
Zookhini
Zoucchini

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A popular Polish dish, this dumpling comes stuffed with potatoes and cheese.
Perogie
Peroogi
Perogi
Pierogi
Pierogi is another word that is often misspelled because of the vowel sounds. While it is often pronounced like "peer," it is spelled "pier."

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This is a dry, Italian ham that comes in thin slices.
Prosjuto
Prosciutto
Prosciutto can be a very difficult Italian food to spell. The 'sci' make a soft 'g' sound and we can't forget about the double T at the end of the word.
Prosccuto
Procutto

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Not quite a vegan, this is a person who has removed meat from their diet.
Vegatarian
Vegeterian
Vegetarian
While it seems simple enough, people often misspell vegetarian. It seems that the vowels sounds trick people into replacing e's with a's and vice versa.
Vegettarian

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