Definition of gastronomy in English:


Syllabification: gas·tron·o·my
Pronunciation: /ɡaˈstränəmē


1The practice or art of choosing, cooking, and eating good food.
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  • Far from being champions of a brave new world of gastronomy, we consume more junk food than the rest of Europe put together.
  • A string of such venues opened a few years ago when the Paris food scene realized with a start that gastronomy did not stop at the Pyrenées - all things Iberian have been riding that trendy wave ever since.
  • As the first restaurant chef to create menus in which each dish is served with a specially selected wine, he is a firm believer in the idea that true gastronomy should be a marriage of food and drink.
1.1The cooking of a particular area: traditional American gastronomy
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  • The gastronomy of the area, with its traditional Provencal cuisine, is exceptional, even for a country known for the superb quality of its food.
  • Steak and kidney pie is but one of the many contributions to world gastronomy from the traditional cuisine of Great Britain.
  • For me, it was his fascination with combining sweet and salty flavours that served him best, something more often seen in traditional Thai gastronomy.


early 19th century: from French gastronomie, from Greek gastronomia, alteration of gastrologia (see gastro-, -logy).



Pronunciation: /ˌɡastrəˈnämik/
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  • It was called nouvelle cuisine, and was the first French gastronomic revolution since Escoffier in the nineteenth century.
  • Its versatile London-trained chef produces some gastronomic delights which more than satisfy the appetites of hungry divers.
  • This is a site aimed at introducing the Mediterranean cuisine and popularizing its gastronomic culture.


Pronunciation: /ˌɡastrəˈnämikəl/
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  • Japanese instant snack noodles hope to dump their junk food status and soar to the higher gastronomical rank of space cuisine.
  • Until the advent of the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century, only royals were wealthy enough to afford gastronomical excess, culinary inventions and lavish dinners.
  • The menu features gastronomical genius such as: crisp garden salad, tuna salad, smoked chicken salad, salad foldover, chicken foldover, a fruit smoothie, yoghurt, and fruit.


Pronunciation: /ˌɡastrəˈnämik(ə)lē/
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  • One sincerely hopes that the masters of the culinary art in this gastronomically challenged nation begin to show even a modicum of originality.
  • Anyone who has ever eaten out with an actress (not something that is done by choice, I may add) can confirm that the experience is, gastronomically speaking, a total bore.
  • Never mind that it was one of the most arrogantly oppressive and gastronomically cloying restaurants ever to put one over on the feeding-frenzied of the eighties.

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