– from Greek γαστρ(ο)-, γαστήρ (gaster – stomach) + θίλ-ος (filos – friend)
“…From the foregoing observations we must conclude that the glutton practises without any regard to theory; and we call him Gastrophile. The gormand unites theory with practice, and may be denominated Gastronomer…”
From: Tabella Cibaria.
The Bill of Fare:
A Latin Poem,
Implicitly translated and fully explained in copious and interesting notes, relating to the Pleasures of Gastronomy, and the Mysterious Art of Cookery,
Ange Denis M’Quin, 1820