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[ga-stron-uh-mee] /gæˈstrɒn ə mi/

the art or science of good eating.
a style of cooking or eating.
the art of good eating
the type of cookery of a particular region: the gastronomy of Provence

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.


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