gourmet


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gour·met

 (go͝or-mā′, go͝or′mā′)
n.
A connoisseur of fine food and drink.
adj.
Being of a standard suitable for or characteristic of a gourmet: a gourmet meal; a gourmet kitchen.

[French, from Old French, alteration (influenced by gourmand, glutton) of groumet, servant, valet in charge of wines, from Middle English grom, boy, valet.]

gourmet

(ˈɡʊəmeɪ; French ɡurmɛ)
n
a person who cultivates a discriminating palate for the enjoyment of good food and drink
[C19: from French, from Old French gromet serving boy]

gour•met

(gʊərˈmeɪ, ˈgʊər meɪ)

n.
1. a connoisseur of fine food and drink; epicure.
adj.
2. of, characteristic of, or designed for gourmets.
3. of or involving fancy or exotic foods.
[1810–20; < French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gourmet - a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)gourmet - a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
sensualist - a person who enjoys sensuality

gourmet

adjective
1. gastronomic, epicurean They share a love of gourmet cooking.
noun
1. connoisseur, foodie (informal), bon vivant (French), epicure, gastronome coquilles Saint-Jacques - a gourmet's delight
Translations
ذَوّاقه ، ذَوّاق الأكل
gurmánlabužník
gourmet
ínyenc
sælkeri
グルメ美食家食通
gurmanassmaguris
gardēdis
labužník
damak titizi

gourmet

[ˈgʊəmeɪ]
A. Ngastrónomo/a m/f
B. ADJ [food, dinner] → de gastronomía
gourmet cookingla gastronomía

gourmet

[ˈgʊərmeɪ]
ngourmet m, gastronome mf
modif [meal, dinner, food] → gastronomique

gourmet

nFeinschmecker(in) m(f), → Gourmet m

gourmet

[ˈgʊəmeɪ] ngourmet m inv, buongustaio/a

gourmet

(ˈguəmei) noun
a person who enjoys and knows a lot about good food and wines.
References in classic literature ?
I speak not of the finicking joy of the gourmet, but the joy of an honest appetite in ecstasy, the elemental joy of absorbing quantities of fresh simple food,--mere roast lamb, new potatoes, and peas of living green.
Rose was like a plump partridge attracting the knife of a gourmet.
Father Brown gathered, from the course of the conversation, that Cray, the other gourmet, had to leave before the usual lunch-time; but that Putnam, his host, not to be done out of a final feast with an old crony, had arranged for a special dejeuner to be set out and consumed in the course of the morning, while Audrey and other graver persons were at morning service.
The acquaintance, a gentleman of uncertain breed, equally willing, was chewing Bill's paw with the gusto of a gourmet.
com)-- Gourmet Depot, one of Canada's leading distributors of exclusive gourmet food products, is catering to consumer cravings for great-tasting, simple snacks by offering a wide range of spreads and gourmet crackers from Elki.
The hospitality division of Landmark Group has launched a novel retail F&B concept, Gourmet Station - a venture designed to celebrate the spirit of traditional food markets - in Dubai.
The Storm Gourmet: A Guide to Creating Extraordinary Meals without Electricity is a unique cookbook to creating nutritious gourmet meals without a heat source or refrigeration.
Now she's using her skills honed as a corporate accountant to manage Pete's Gourmet Confections.
SAN FRANCISCO-Organizers of the 2004 Gourmet Products Show are looking to reconnect the show with its culinary roots.
Baladucci's, tile famous Greenwich Village gourmet food store that was recently ranked the number one specialty store in New York by Zagat's Guide, has signed a 15-year lease for 13,500 square feet of retail space at 155 West 66th Street in Manhattan.
Given the "rush" mindset of most people, where are all these gourmet coffee drinkers getting their beans?