- the art or science of good eating.
- a style of cooking or eating.
Origin of gastronomy
Examples from the Web for gastronomy
He has a doctorate in art history from Oxford University, and has written on aesthetic topics ranging from Facebook to gastronomy.Picasso Unplugged
February 20, 2011
This city has every single level of gastronomy that one can imagine.Fresh Picks
September 7, 2010
Cookbook This is the encyclopedia of gastronomy—a classic text on the art of French cuisine.Fresh Picks
January 12, 2010
It is merely the sum and substance of our practical experience in gastronomy.
If the youth of the land were instructed in gastronomy we would all be wiser and better.The Paliser case
By this time you ought to have some knowledge of gastronomy.Olla Podrida
Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Gastronomy and literature blended for him into a double bliss.The Death of the Gods
This must have had an excellent effect on the art of gastronomy.The Art of Entertaining
M. E. W. Sherwood
- the art of good eating
- the type of cookery of a particular regionthe gastronomy of Provence
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.