gas·​tro·​nome | \ˈga-strə-ˌnōm \

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

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In 2014 such dishes won Mr Sackmann his second star in the Michelin Guide, the gastronome’s bible. The Economist, "Schaffe, schaffeThe Swabian village with a Michelin star for every 2,000 people," 19 Dec. 2017 Vila Viniteca, Carrer dels Agullers 9, 93-310-1956; 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 Mentioning the Nordic model to a labor economist tends to elicit the same reaction as references to Provençal cuisine for a gastronome. Peter S. Goodman, New York Times, "Nordic-Style Designs Sit at Heart of French Labor Plan," 26 Oct. 2017 Watch as confused gastronomes beg you for the recipe. 10. Jeff Gordinier, Esquire, "11 Simple Tips for Throwing an Excellent Holiday Bash," 16 Dec. 2016 No gastronome's grand journey around France can be really complete without visiting Lyon, so head to the city today to delve into its gastronomy, in the markets, in the kitchen, and in the restaurants of the city. Jack Dancy, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Europe," 5 Oct. 2016 With a little tweaking, in the way a molecular gastronome might do, panna cotta can be an excellent appetizer or a side dish. Regina Schrambling, ELLE Decor, "Weekend Kitchen: Panna Cotta," 13 Oct. 2009 Turns out, her favorite saying dates back to Apicius, a famed gastronome of the Roman Empire. Cindy Dampier,, "In an Instagram world, does pretty food make us think it tastes better?," 15 June 2017

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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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