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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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Examples from the web for gastronomy
  • Molecular gastronomy-the use of scientific techniques to create exotic cuisine-is becoming a household term.
  • Excellent gastronomy, tangible local pride, not too chaotic a lifestyle.
  • Many great modern-day chefs utilize innovation and technology, in particular molecular gastronomy, in their cuisine.
  • gastronomy is knowledge, albeit knowledge that can improve your cooking and your appreciation of it.
  • Add a dash of scientific sizzle to your kitchen with a molecular-gastronomy kit.
  • Take, for instance, the emblem of molecular gastronomy: the foam.
  • It occurs to me an excursion in etymology led to an excursion in gastronomy led to a question about nuts.
  • Don't feel so bad after all you are introducing yourself into the gastronomy business sector.
  • To the ordinary diner, the experience of eating in these chapels of gastronomy is paralyzing and perplexing.
  • We need to have a course in school that teaches about ecology and gastronomy.
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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