- the art or science of good eating.
- a style of cooking or eating.
Origin of gastronomy
Examples from the Web for gastronomic
Since 1837, Pasteis de Belem has satiated the city's sweet tooth, becoming a landmark of Portuguese gastronomic pride.Portugal's Kings of Pastry
April 5, 2011
UNESCO recently deemed "the gastronomic meal of the French" an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.All Hail the French Meal
December 6, 2010
Gastronomic haute cuisine with a bistro setting and attitude.Confessions of a Mad Scientist
August 18, 2009
The idea of turning a burger into a gastronomic tour de force is a well-trodden path.The Humble Burger Goes Glam
June 30, 2009
Our perceptions, æsthetic and gastronomic, were unequally developed.The Foot-path Way
Baisemeaux was the only one who ate and drank with gastronomic resolution.Louise de la Valliere
Alexandre Dumas, Pere
But these poems are far more than mere erotic or gastronomic diversions.Modernities
Horace Barnett Samuel
He was, in fact, the life and soul of our gastronomic runions.The Sharper Detected and Exposed
They produce masterpieces of gastronomic skill at a moderate cost.Wanted: A Cook
- of or relating to food and cookery, esp the art of good eating
- the art of good eating
- the type of cookery of a particular regionthe gastronomy of Provence
Word Origin and History for gastronomic
1828, from French gastronomique, from gastronomie (see gastronomy). Related: Gastronomical; gastronomically.
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.