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gastronomy Line breaks: gas¦tron|omy
Pronunciation: /ɡaˈstrɒnəmi/

Definition of gastronomy in English:


[mass noun]
1The practice or art of choosing, cooking, and eating good food.
Example sentences
  • 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 cookery of a particular area: traditional American gastronomy
More example sentences
  • 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: /ɡastrəˈnɒmɪk(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with gastronomy

agronomy, astronomy, autonomy, bonhomie, Deuteronomy, economy, heteronomy, metonymy, physiognomy, taxonomy

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