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11 Foods From Around The World That You Need To Try

Both the pronunciations and the dishes themselves are worth exploring.

There’s no way to describe the anxiety and subsequent embarrassment of pronouncing something wrong. Being hungry before you do it is just putting salt in the wound.

In an attempt to save the world from sweaty palms and disappointed glares from servers, we’ve rounded up some of the food world’s hardest-to-pronounce words. Don’t forget, practice makes perfect (and also, a good excuse to order some injera or huitlacoche).

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11 Drinks From Around The Globe You May Be Pronouncing Wrong

Our handy guide to drinking around the globe

There’s no way to describe the anxiety and subsequent embarrassment of pronouncing something wrong. When you’re trying to be suave while ordering at the bar only adds a layer of drunken shame.

So that you never confuse or annoy a barkeep again, we’re here to help by rounding up some of the world’s most hard-to-pronounce alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks; you will go from a mouthful of marbles to a tippling, tongue-twisting drink expert in no time. L’chaim! (Le kay-im!)

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Why You Should Sip A Sazerac Tonight In Honor Of Feminism

Women finally got their spot at the bar 67 years ago today

In 2016, Hillary Clinton made history as the first woman ever to be nominated for the presidency by a major party. A huge milestone, without question, but she couldn’t have gotten there without the trailblazing women who came before her. Trailblazing women like those who stormed The Sazerac Bar 67 years ago today.

Back in the not-so-good-old days, bars were often an all-boys club, a place for politicians and businessmen to rub shoulders, though a few of the more progressive saloons would let the ladies in via a separate side entrance. The Sazerac Bar in New Orleans’ storied Roosevelt Hotel was no different.

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America’s Weird And Wasteful Relationship With Cheese Continues

They don’t call it “American cheese” for nothing

Is it just us, or are we having a serious case of extra-cheesy deja-vu?

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Did My Waiter Just Try To Kill Me?

“That's when I started going into anaphylactic shock and having difficulty breathing."

Sitting down to eat at a restaurant is fraught with peril: every meal, you run the risk of coming down with a foodborne illness, finding a razor in your rice, or being verbally abused (at some restaurants, that’s actually the whole point). But is it ever really your poor waiter’s fault?

For one diner in Quebec, the answer was a resounding yes—so resounding, in fact, that he’s suing the 22-year-old man that served him. The story starts with a relatively simple order mix-up: Simon-Pierre Canuel ordered a steak tartare at Le Tapageur in Gatineau, Quebec, and instead gets a salmon tartare. There’s just one tiny problem: he has an extreme alergy to seafood, which he reportedly told his waiter. According to an interview with CBC Canada, he took one bite before realizing what he was eating wasn’t beef.

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