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Can YOU pronounce suaveolent? Countdown’s Susie Dent reveals the unusual foodie words that describe how your favourite treats really taste

November 1, 2016 8:03 AM
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Alliacious, suaveolent, conflagrant: these unusual words are a struggle to pronounce, let alone spell.

But while you may have never used any them in a sentence before, these words can all be used to describe your plate of food in a deliciously specific way.

They are among 20 of Countdown star Susie Dent's favourite foodie terms, which the queen of Dictionary Corner has shared exclusively with Femail Food&Drink.

And they in turn are just a few of the 101 words to describe each mouthful that she has collated for Sainsbury's in a new free book called The Taste Dictionary, out today.

In a sentence: The wonderfully alliacious aroma of slow-cooked stew makes my mouth water.

In a sentence: The best sushi has the unmistakably brackish tang of the sea.

In a sentence: The best sticky puddings are gloriously rich and claggy.

In a sentence: The extra chillies in a Thai salad give a conflagrant kick that’s not for the faint-hearted.

In a sentence: A rich lentil soup makes for a deliciously gloppy starter.

In a sentence: Make sure to give your crème brulee its distinctively fire-fanged topping.

Why Susie loves it: 'If you use a blowtorch on your crème brulee, you are definitely going for a full, fire-fanged approach.

In a sentence: Shortcrust pastry should feel crumbly and friable in your fingers.

What does it mean? Highly flavoured or seasoned, from the French 'haut goût'.

In a sentence: Reblochon has the characteristic piquant, hogo flavour of so many French cheeses.

In a sentence: Country-style bread-cakes offer a classic lardy richness.

In a sentence: The Bake-Off’s showstoppers are the most sweetly lickerous of all.

In a sentence: The soft, medulline flesh of citrus fruits make them ideal for marmalade.

In a sentence: Why not kick off a night out with one or two mordacious Martinis?

Why Susie loves it: 'We don’t usually associate "biting" with something positive; a biting wind or comment are ones to avoid.

In a sentence: There can be no better Neptunian dish than a Spanish paella.

In a sentence: Herbs can add the perfect touch of opulent green foliage.

In a sentence: Good tiramisu (Italian for 'pull me up' ) has a definite pertish kick to it.

In a sentence: Baklava offered the sweet, suaveolent sensation of honey.

In a sentence: Children love jelly for its soft, tremulous consistency.

In a sentence: The meaty taste of monkfish can give a stew the perfect unctuous touch.

The Taste Dictionary is published today and is available at Sainsbury's nationwide free of charge.

Source: dailymail.co.uk

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