a connoisseur of fine food and drink; epicure.
of or characteristic of a gourmet, especially in involving or purporting to involve high-quality or exotic ingredients and skilled preparation: gourmet meals; gourmet cooking.
elaborately equipped for the preparation of fancy, specialized, or exotic meals: a gourmet kitchen.
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How to use gourmet in a sentence
When I spent a week there with friends in early March, I wasn’t expecting much more than a wood-fired stove, but I was pleasantly surprised by all of the gourmet food.Ease into Winter with Backcountry-Approved Comfort Food | Christina Bernstein | November 12, 2020 | Outside Online
While we wait for the winds to change, I keep turning to Heidi’s gourmet yet simple recipes for comfort.Ease into Winter with Backcountry-Approved Comfort Food | Christina Bernstein | November 12, 2020 | Outside Online
The connected brewers also showed that people were drinking much more premium coffee, perhaps because when you’re not getting a $3 cup at Starbucks, you’re fine spending 70¢ on a gourmet K-Cup.Keurig is a machine: How the beverage giant is leveraging A.I. to fuel growth | Shawn Tully | October 19, 2020 | Fortune
Pick up a gourmet bakery treat at Rene’s Bakery just across the trail.
Ice cream machines can deliver gourmet quality ice cream for less than pricey store-bought pints, and are simple to use.Ice cream makers to help you chill out on a hot day | PopSci Commerce Team | July 8, 2020 | Popular-Science
Neither is appealing in a world of easy-to-find gourmet fare.
Finally, an answer to that long-burning question: Where can we watch foodie hamsters devour gourmet miniature burritos?Viral Video of the Day: Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos | The Daily Beast Video | April 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His lyrical word play contains rhymes about gourmet food more often than not.
Epicurious's iPad app is way better than the website, or the gourmet cookbook.
But there is a pool, gourmet buffet spreads; it is its own perfect place, in a way.Must Read New Fiction: ‘Arcadia,’ ‘Men in Space,’ ‘The O’Briens,’ ‘Hot Pink’ | Chloë Schama, Jacob Silverman, Wendy Smith, Daniel Roberts | March 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
No true gourmet would ever send this warbler to the shambles so long as scarcer birds might be obtained.The Fiend's Delight | Dod Grile
On birthdays and other auspicious occasions dishes appeared which would tempt a gourmet.The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
The cannibal advertiser evidently is a gourmet, for he is particular as to age, and never eats them married.
Jimmy's a gourmet when he orders at the Pump Room and he's trying to overawe you.The Syndic | C.M. Kornbluth
You are a gourmet, you know better about these things than I do, eh?An Autobiography | Elizabeth Butler
British Dictionary definitions for gourmet
a person who cultivates a discriminating palate for the enjoyment of good food and drink
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