Speling iz trickie — especialy when u write bout food for a livving. Not only do you have to pen correctly the 250,000 or so words in the English language, but food and its lexicon are international, multilingual, and ever-evolving, meaning there are even more ways to make linguistic slips — and to make an ass out of yourself in print.
Behold our collection of hard-to-spell food words:
allioli (Spanish aioli)
Mediterranean (as in the cuisine)
Colicchio (as in Tom)
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 8, 2011