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French Loan Words in English related to food.

 In this English lesson, you will learn 10 French words that we use in English. Often in English conversation, newspapers and magazines you have come across these French words.

A la carte

In a restaurant, you have 2 options. Either you go for a buffet or a la carte. A la carte means to order individual dishes as per your liking from the menu.

A pe ritif

It is an alcoholic drink to stimulate apetite.

Bon apetit:

It is a salutation before eating your meal. If you are in a restaurant with your friends and family, you can say ‘bon apetit’ before everyone begins their meal.

Cuisine

The actual meaning of this is kitchen. In English, we use this word to describe the style or manner of food. Various cuisines are Indian cuisine, Italian cuisine, Chinese cuisine.

Saute

Means tossing and frying vegetables. It is one of the styles of cooking.

Sommelier

A wine waiter/steward. These are specifically who serve wine.

Omelette/Omelet

It’s a dish prepared by beating eggs.

Gourmet

A judge of fine food is called ‘goumet’. We have gourmet meals, gourmet kitchen. When we talk about gourmet meals, we talk about exotic and fancy meals.

Magarine

Is a substitute of butter. It looks like butter but it is made of vegetable oil.

Picnic

The actual meaning is an outdoor meals.

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  1. Ajay dev says:

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