gas·​tron·​o·​my ga-ˈsträ-nə-mē How to pronounce gastronomy (audio)
: the art or science of good eating
: culinary customs or style
Chinese gastronomy
gastronomic adjective
or less commonly gastronomical

Examples of gastronomy in a Sentence

books about wine tasting and gastronomy
Recent Examples on the Web Recipes based on freshwater fish, like risotto with European perch, are a key part of local gastronomy. Vittoria Traverso, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Nov. 2023 Middle Eastern gastronomy had a ton of influence on our cuisine. Jorge Valencia Mariano Fernandez, New York Times, 14 Nov. 2023 Andrés came of age as a cook in the era of molecular gastronomy, when the fine-dining world was enraptured by the whimsy and materials-science bravado of Spanish chefs like Ferran Adrià (with whom Andrés has worked closely, including at Adrià’s legendary late restaurant, El Bulli). Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, 22 Oct. 2023 Reporter Kimmy Yam's look at why Doja Cat’s comments struck a nerve is both a gastronomy lesson and a reminder of the ways that Asian food and culture have long been stereotyped. Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 26 Sep. 2023 Each luxurious casita has ocean views, a private plunge pool, and a tropical garden, while the resort boasts a wellness spa and restaurants specializing in ocean-to-table gastronomy. Emmanuel Burgio, Travel + Leisure, 25 Oct. 2023 And the quiet, upscale setting lets the gastronomy shine. Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 1 Sep. 2023 The gastronomy will draw upon the hotel’s culinary heritage, from informal alfresco fondues to fine dining, multi-course feasts. Angelina Villa-Clarke, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023 From savory to sweet, this event promises an immersive and unforgettable journey into the world of wine and gastronomy. The Salt Lake Tribune, 14 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of gastronomy was in 1814

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“Gastronomy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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gas·​tron·​o·​my ga-ˈsträn-ə-mē How to pronounce gastronomy (audio)
: the art of appreciating fine food
gastronomic adjective
also gastronomical
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