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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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 As Niagara gastronomy comes of age, craft brewing has also exploded. Patricia Harris And David Lyon,, "Beyond the falls: the delicious tastes of Niagara," 25 Apr. 2018 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 Whatever this book lacks in focus, it more than makes up for with brisk wit, imagination, and its shotgun generalist approach to both history and gastronomy. Monitor Staff, The Christian Science Monitor, "10 best books of July: the Monitor's picks," 12 July 2018 The last couple of years there has been a trend within molecular gastronomy to develop artificial caviar from natural ingredients with all kinds of flavors. Emily Price, Fortune, "Beer Caviar is a Thing at the World Cup," 28 June 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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