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What’s the good word?

india Updated: May 01, 2010 00:32 IST
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Does one pronounce the two Ls in ‘paella’?
Sumit S.
Now that’s a tricky one for many! While ordering this rice dish from Valencia, Spain, should you ask the waiter for pa-ell-aa, pa-ey-aa or pa-ey-yah? We decided to approach Chef Ravi Saxena of The Claridges for the correct pronunciation. “It is pa-ey-aa,” comes his quick reply. “Both the Ls are silent.”

What is quiche and what is the way to say it?
Ritu Dhingra
Quiche is a French pie with an unsweetened pastry shell and a filling of custard, cheese, meats, vegetables, etc. The pronunciation is quite simple: it’s keesh.