gastronomic








noun

  1. the art or science of good eating.
  2. a style of cooking or eating.

adjective

  1. of or relating to food and cookery, esp the art of good eating

noun

  1. the art of good eating
  2. the type of cookery of a particular regionthe gastronomy of Provence
adj.

1828, from French gastronomique, from gastronomie (see gastronomy). Related: Gastronomical; gastronomically.

n.

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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