Word of the Day: GASTRONOME

from French gastronome, back-formation from gastronomie (gastronomy, art of delicate eating)

“…Whereas, such and so interesting were the subjects of discussion betwixt Chiffinch and the French cook, that, without heeding the rules of etiquette, they rode on together, amicably abreast, carrying on a conversation on the mysteries of the table, which the ancient Comus, or a modern gastronome, might have listened to with pleasure. It was therefore necessary to venture on them both at once…”

From: Peveril of the Peak
– Sir Walter Scott, 1823

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