Giardiniera. Wanna Fight About It?
Fight about it? You may not even know what it is. You might be even more uncertain about how to pronounce it. Definitely not worth fisticuffs! Let me get you started. The Oxford dictionary defines "giardiniere" (note the lack of final “a”) as an Italian word meaning "diced, mixed vegetables, cooked and pickled". It loosely translates to “gardener” in English. Okay, that seems logical. Now how do you pronounce that strange word? GEE-ARR-DIN-AIR? GWAR-DIN-ERA? JARR-DEE-A? Good