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Friday, February 19, 2010

Definitions for gastronome

  1. A connoisseur of good food and drink.

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Citations for gastronome
If "poultry is for the cook what canvas is for a painter," to quote the 19th-century French gastronome Brillat-Savarin, why paint the same painting over and over again? John Willoughby and Chris Schlesinger, New York Times
Even though Paris was then considered the culinary capital of Europe, the food at the Cercle was so highly revered that many well-known gastronomes regularly made the trip to Lyon to eat there. Daniel Rogov, Jerusalem Post
Origin of gastronome
1815-1825
Gastronome is ultimately derived from Greek gaster, "stomach" + nomos, "rule, law."