Pronunciation: awr durv
Usage in a sentence: “Cheesy hors d’oeuvres with wine are a perfect combination.”
I first saw this word when I was prepping for the National Spell Bee in 2013. I didn’t quite know how to pronounce it, and by the look of the word, I was pretty sure it had been derived from French (I learnt later that it is a French word too.)
The French have this way of making extremely complicated spellings of words which have just two or three syllables. This word has only two syllables. And look at the complication of the spelling. Spell Check left me to my own devices as I did the research for this post.
Some more French foods are bouillabaisse (traditional Provençal fish stew), croquembouche (French dessert consisting of choux pastry balls piled into a cone and bound with threads of caramel), macarons (French sweet meringue-based confection made with egg white, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond, and food colouring), mille-feuilles (vanilla slice, custard slice, also known as the Napoleon) , ratatouille (a vegetable stew with olive oil, aubergine, courgette, bell pepper, tomato, onion and garlic), foie gras (all I know about it is that the Dowager Princess in Princess Diaries loved eating this), Pan-bagnat (sandwich with whole wheat bread, salade, hard-boiled eggs, tomatoes, tuna or anchovies and olive oil), Gratin dauphinois (a traditional regional French dish based on potatoes and crème fraîche)
Uff. Tired of copy pasting all this from Wikipedia. Hope I got you enticed enough to run to Google Images, and dive into your screen? Or have you already sampled and devoured these dishes from the French cuisine? Do share your experience in the comments section! 🙂
Information sourced at Dictionary.com