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

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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 Boudin is what is within its shape, the mouthpaste that four out of five gastronomes recommend. Sam Sifton, New York Times, "The Best Sausages of Summer, Ranked," 22 May 2018 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 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

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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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