gastronome

noun
gas·​tro·​nome | \ ˈga-strə-ˌnōm How to pronounce gastronome (audio) \

Definition of gastronome

: a lover of good food especially : one with a serious interest in gastronomy

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epicure, gourmet, gourmand, gastronome 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.

Examples of gastronome in a Sentence

gastronomes from all over make the pilgrimage to this temple of haute cuisine
Recent Examples on the Web Why would any gastronome want to plant land mines around meals? Eleanore Park, WSJ, "The Keto Diet Goes Culinary: Recipes That Cut Carbs, Not Flavor," 3 Jan. 2020 Since the 1980s, Birmingham has steadily built a national reputation among gastronomes for its restaurants. Eric Velasco, al, "Where are Birmingham’s oldest restaurants?," 12 Mar. 2020 But more to the point, as intrepid gastronomes soon discovered, salted ice, packed around a tub of sweetened, flavored liquid, would quickly freeze it. Linda Rodriguez Mcrobbie, BostonGlobe.com, "How ice cream made America," 30 June 2018 Josh Feathers spent years at Blackberry Farm mastering the farm-to-table Southern cuisine that put the resort on the map of gastronomes far and wide. Tracey Teo, Dallas News, "Blackberry Mountain offers a luxe retreat at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains," 6 Aug. 2019 Yes, Tokyo has more restaurants, and Kyoto has more traditional dining, but Osakans are the most committed gastronomes. Jessica Flint, WSJ, "A Discerning Vacationer’s Guide to Escaping from Tokyo," 6 Dec. 2018 Vila Viniteca, Carrer dels Agullers 9, 93-310-1956; vilaviniteca.es: Among the city's foremost wine merchants, this shop also sells top-notch charcuterie and other great gifts for gastronomes. Andrew Ferren, ELLE Decor, "ELLE DECOR Goes to Barcelona," 4 Apr. 2011 Josh Feathers spent years at Blackberry Farm mastering the farm-to-table Southern cuisine that put the resort on the map of gastronomes far and wide. Tracey Teo, Dallas News, "Blackberry Mountain offers a luxe retreat at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains," 6 Aug. 2019 The author, Eugène Briffault, was a journalist, gastronome, editor and critic who frequented the upper echelons of French society in the mid-19th century, a time of prosperity, indulgence and refinement. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "A Glimpse Into Parisian Dining Life," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of gastronome

1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gastronome

French, back-formation from gastronomie

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“Gastronome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gastronome. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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