mean one who takes pleasure in eating and drinking. epicure
implies fastidiousness and voluptuousness of taste. gourmet
implies being a connoisseur in food and drink and the discriminating enjoyment of them. gourmand
implies a hearty appetite for good food and drink, not without discernment, but with less than a gourmet's. gastronome
implies that one has studied extensively the history and rituals of haute cuisine.