An Italian Pet Peeve
Tomatoes are in season and that means I’m getting ready to enjoy one of my favorite Italian antipasti and to cringe at the sound of millions of American bruschetta eaters mispronounce these delicious thick slices of bread grilled, rubbed with garlic, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, topped with tomatoes and herbs.
Pleazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzze pronounce this iconic taste of Italy correctly. “Ch” in Italian is always pronounced with a hard “k” sound. Think Chianti, Pinocchio, zucchini and BRUSCHETTA pronounced broo-SKEH-tah. If nothing else it will confuse the waiters at the Olive Garden and make me very happy.