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Gastronomy  n.  The art or science of good eating; epicurism; the art of good cheer.

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"Gastronomy" Quotes from Famous Books

... to show off his learning at our expense," the latter remarked. "One Athenaeus, who lived in the second century, wrote a book with that name, containing conversations, like those in 'Wilson's Noctes Ambrosianae,' but upon gastronomy." ...
— Two Knapsacks - A Novel of Canadian Summer Life • John Campbell

... the familiar aphorism, "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are", he strikes his key-note; man's true superiority lies in his palate! "The pleasure of eating we have in common with the animals; the pleasure of the table is peculiar to the human species." Gastronomy he proclaims the chief of all sciences: "It rules life in its entirety; for the tears of the new-born infant summon the breast of its nurse, and the dying man still receives with some pleasure the final potion, which, alas, he is not destined to digest." Occasionally he affects an epic ...
— Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 6 • Various

... the luxurious Italian. Here was one of the beauties of Sir Peter Lely; there was an admirable copy of the Hero and Leander. On the table lay the Basia of Johannes Secundus, and a few French works on Gastronomy. ...
— Pelham, Complete • Edward Bulwer-Lytton

... head that tells its relationship to the sunflower. These artichokes are much grown by damp woodsides, and on other land of little value, in the valleys of Perigord. They are rarely used as food for man, for the French, notwithstanding the wide range of their gastronomy, including as it does squirrels and tomtits, and even snakes in certain localities, as well as various herbs and vegetables seldom or never eaten in England, have not been able to acquire a liking for the tubers of the artichoke. The plant is cultivated ...
— Two Summers in Guyenne • Edward Harrison Barker

Words linked to "Gastronomy" :   artistic creation, art, gastronomic

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