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
Recent Examples on the Web Fans of René Redzepi’s creative gastronomy need not fret. Richard Vines, Fortune, "The Danish restaurant that’s won over the world’s food critics is finally reopening—with $18 burgers," 24 May 2020 There are writers or photographers who decided gastronomy was their muse. Kimberly Zerkel,, "Bay Area restaurants and bars were the paying gigs for artists, but coronavirus ended that," 20 May 2020 For many, French cuisine is virtually synonymous with gastronomy. Saveur Editors, Saveur, "65 Classic French Recipes to Add to Your Repertoire," 8 May 2020 Molecular gastronomy dishes like strawberry gazpacho served on a silicone tongue (cast from a real tongue) and chocolates made from langoustine shells and cocoa fat are served, all with the aim of challenging diners' palates. Mary Holland, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Michelin-Starred Restaurant in Copenhagen Is Feeding the Homeless During the Coronavirus Outbreak," 30 Mar. 2020 Molecular gastronomy harnesses the physical and chemical transformations of ingredients to create tasty morsels with totally unexpected textures. Popular Science, "Molecular gastronomy gear to impress your friends," 11 Nov. 2019 Auvergne’s largest city, Clermont-Ferrand, is the birthplace of Michelin, which produces both tires and the famous bible of gastronomy. The New Yorker, "The Mail," 4 May 2020 Floyd was classically trained, worked at some of the most revered temples of New York gastronomy like Lespinasse, and gained acclaim and respect not just as an Indian chef but a real-deal chef on par with anyone else in the field. Meherwan Irani, Bon Appétit, "Floyd Cardoz Was My Competition. But He Was Also My Muse.," 26 Mar. 2020 From the Canary Islands to New York City, developers have begun to use gastronomy to give their properties an edge in the market, forging relationships with culinary stars. Peter Wilson, New York Times, "The Latest Amenity at Luxury Residences: A Celebrity Chef Is in the House," 25 Feb. 2020

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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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The first known use of gastronomy was in 1814

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3 Jun 2020

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“Gastronomy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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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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