Friday, February 19, 2010
Definitions for gastronome
- 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?
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.
Origin of gastronome
Gastronome is ultimately derived from Greek gaster, "stomach" + nomos, "rule, law."