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[ga-stron-uh-mee] /gæˈstrɒn ə mi/
the art or science of good eating.
a style of cooking or eating.
Origin of gastronomy
1805-15; < French gastronomie < Greek gastronómia. See gastro-, -nomy
Related forms
[gas-truh-nom-ik] /ˌgæs trəˈnɒm ɪk/ (Show IPA),
gastronomical, adjective
gastronomically, adverb Unabridged
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  • Cookbook This is the encyclopedia of gastronomy—a classic text on the art of French cuisine.

    Fresh Picks Clotilde Dusoulier January 11, 2010
  • He has a doctorate in art history from Oxford University, and has written on aesthetic topics ranging from Facebook to gastronomy.

    Picasso Unplugged Blake Gopnik February 19, 2011
  • This city has every single level of gastronomy that one can imagine.

    Fresh Picks George Mendes September 6, 2010
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British Dictionary definitions for gastronomy


the art of good eating
the type of cookery of a particular region: the gastronomy of Provence
Word Origin
C19: from French gastronomie, from Greek gastronomia, from gastēr stomach; see -nomy
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Word Origin and History for gastronomy

1814, from French gastronomie, coined 1800 by Joseph de Berchoux (1762-1838) as title of poem on good living, after Gastrologia, title of a now-lost poem of antiquity, quoted by Athenaeus (see gastrology). Berchoux's word is from gaster + nomos "arranging, regulating." Related: Gastronomer.

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