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

Examples of gastronomy in a Sentence

books about wine tasting and gastronomy
Recent Examples on the Web Blais is well-known for swirling molecular gastronomy and a sense of whimsy into his food. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Confidence, nostalgia and whimsy on the menu at Richard Blais’s Ember & Rye," 2 May 2021 An ecological diktat that could signal the end of French gastronomy, even French culture! New York Times, "A French City Dropped Meat From Kids’ Lunches. The Nation Erupted.," 18 Mar. 2021 And the restaurant will research the gastronomy, history and cultures to determine exactly what the word Mediterranean means, in terms of delicious dishes, of course. Shacamree Gowdy, Chron, "Goodnight Hospitality's March restaurant is ready to prove just what Mediterranean means," 24 Mar. 2021 Local gastronomy echoes the diversity of residents and immigrant history, from Peruvian food at Chicken Rico to the 107-year-old DiPasquale’s Italian Marketplace. Stephanie García,, "Highlandtown welcomed immigrants for 150 years of Baltimore history. Today, it still does.," 20 Mar. 2021 The hotel’s wellness offering and gastronomy will be complemented by experiences that immerse you in the culture and environment of the area. Lauren Jade Hill, Forbes, "10 Hot New Hotels Opening In Greece," 17 Mar. 2021 Themes for tours include gastronomy, history, architecture, northern lights, and theater and opera. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, "14 Best Senior-friendly Travel Groups," 8 Mar. 2021 So, Anuket underwent a gastronomy, performed by Biedrzycki. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Vets surgically remove shoe from stomach of 341-pound crocodile," 22 Feb. 2021 Mentored by Vanity Fair Italia's editor-in-chief Simone Marchetti and inspired by Italian culture as well as its sophisticated approach to gastronomy, Canadas creates sculptural and distinctly elegant pieces with a bit of humor. Alex Kessler, Vogue, "How Tod’s and Central Saint Martins are Supporting the Creatives of Tomorrow," 19 Feb. 2021

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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 b.c. poem, from gastro- gastr- + -nomia -nomy

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The first known use of gastronomy was in 1814

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5 May 2021

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“Gastronomy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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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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