gas·​tron·​o·​my | \ga-ˈsträ-nə-mē \

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 \ or less commonly gastronomical \ ˌga-​strə-​ˈnä-​mi-​kəl \ adjective
gastronomically \ ˌga-​strə-​ˈnä-​mi-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

Examples of gastronomy in a Sentence

books about wine tasting and gastronomy

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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 But Vienna’s gastronomy scene is split over the question. Palko Karasz, New York Times, "Austria’s Far Right Wants the Freedom to Smoke," 18 Mar. 2018 Alinea, long celebrated for its artistic gastronomy, has just been named one of the The World's 50 Best Restaurants. Carol Motsinger,, "One of the world's best restaurants is a five-hour drive from Cincinnati," 20 June 2018 The pulse of Mexican gastronomy can be found at the bustling Mercado Lucas de Galvez, where local produce and fruits are served in open stalls. Kristin Braswell, Sunset, "10 Best Trips to Mexico for Your Travel Personality," 22 Jan. 2018 Guided Culinary Experience and Tasting at the Basque Culinary Center The first stop on your trip is the Basque Culinary Center for an introduction to the wonderful world of Basque gastronomy. Virginia Irurita, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Spain," 5 Oct. 2016

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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 art or activity of cooking and eating fine food

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