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Gastronome

[GAS-trə-nohm]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: French, early 19th century

1.

A gourmet.

Examples of Gastronome in a sentence

"Julia Child was a gastronome before she learned to cook a single dish."

"You can be a gastronome and still appreciate simple foods."

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About Gastronome

Quite simply, a gastronome is a gourmet. It comes from the French word "gastronomie," which is "the practice or art of choosing, cooking, and eating good food." If you appreciate good food, you can call yourself a gastronome.

Did you Know?

In "Deipnosophistai," a 2nd century B.C. book about food, two gastronomes go back and forth about their love of food. They discuss recipes for stuffed grape leaves and cheesecake for days. How long could you talk about your favorite foods?

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