gustation was meant to be delightful; and cooking is certainly half as good as tasting.
"act of tasting," 1590s, from Latin gustationem (nominative gustatio), noun of action from past participle stem of gustare "to taste" (see gusto).
gustation gus·ta·tion (gŭ-stā'shən)n.
The act of tasting.
The sense of tasting.