gas·​tron·​o·​my | \ ga-ˈsträ-nə-mē How to pronounce gastronomy (audio) \

Definition of gastronomy

1 : the art or science of good eating
2 : culinary customs or style Chinese gastronomy

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Other Words from gastronomy

gastronomic \ ˌga-​strə-​ˈnä-​mik How to pronounce gastronomic (audio) \ or less commonly gastronomical \ ˌga-​strə-​ˈnä-​mi-​kəl How to pronounce gastronomical (audio) \ adjective

Examples of gastronomy in a Sentence

books about wine tasting and gastronomy

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Hanoi is regarded as a melting pot of Vietnamese gastronomy, with all sorts of delicacies coming in from different provinces. National Geographic, "See Hanoi like a Nat Geo Explorer," 26 Mar. 2019 Taste mysterious and indescribably delicious tidbits from all the fantasy realms, from delicate fairy cakes to Victorian steampunk molecular gastronomy., "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 15 June 2019 The Veneto and Trentino regions are celebrated for gastronomy, and on-piste meals live up to the hype. Amy Tara Koch, Vogue, "The Slopes Less Taken: Going on a Ski Safari in the Dolomites," 7 Mar. 2019 Jennifer Garner may call her Instagram video series a #PretendCookingShow, but all signs point to the actress getting serious about gastronomy. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Ina Garten Will Cook with Jennifer Garner on the Thanksgiving Episode of Barefoot Contessa," 13 Nov. 2018 Prix-fixe Mexican gastronomy, served in a boxcar, at Mixtli. Mike Sutter, WSJ, "The Best Under-the-Radar Food Destination in the U.S.," 19 Oct. 2018 The fine dining at Le Hatley restaurant draws crowds for its inventive, yet not too offputting, gastronomy, and the rooms are cozy to the max, with feather duvets, French doors, and views of the lake. Isa Tousignant, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips From Montreal," 17 Aug. 2018 The global capital hosts nuptials for an awesome range of nationalities, and its cuisine-smart residents know their way around gastronomy. Josh Snider, Popular Mechanics, "The Ferocious Cooking of Fig and Pig," 7 Dec. 2018 The Spanish molecular gastronomy restaurant elBulli (now closed) was considered the height of cuisine during its reign, and its head chef, Ferran Adrià, was lionzed as a legend. Katie Walsh,, "Review: Documentary 'Constructing Albert' follows a chef's quest for perfection," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of gastronomy

1814, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gastronomy

French gastronomie, from Greek Gastronomia, title of a 4th century bc. poem, from gastro- gastr- + -nomia -nomy

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English Language Learners Definition of gastronomy

formal : the art or activity of cooking and eating fine food

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