gourmandise

noun
gour·man·dise | \ˌgu̇r-män-ˈdēz \

Definition of gourmandise 

: appreciation of or interest in good food and drink : gourmandism

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Une gourmandise, by Muriel Barbery, is the counterpoint to A la recherche du temps perdu. Frances Leech, Longreads, "Forgetting the Madeleine," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of gourmandise

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gourmandise

French, from Middle French, from gourmant

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