- the art or science of good eating.
- a style of cooking or eating.
Origin of gastronomy
Examples from the Web for gastronomical
It is open, unmarked territory—a gastronomical no man's land.Berlin’s Champagne Food Truck
July 23, 2011
Gastronomical delights in Italy are largely of ones own choosing.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car
So far can literature palliate or compensate for gastronomical privations.The Book Lovers' Anthology
Its medicinal virtue is as great as its gastronomical goodness.The Art of Entertaining
M. E. W. Sherwood
About 300 lines of this gastronomical poem are preserved in Athenaeus.
These gastronomical researches called for a counterexperiment.More Hunting Wasps
J. Henri Fabre
- the art of good eating
- the type of cookery of a particular regionthe gastronomy of Provence
Word Origin and History for gastronomical
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.