- the art or science of good eating.
- a style of cooking or eating.
- the art of good eating
- the type of cookery of a particular regionthe gastronomy of Provence
1814, from French gastronomie, coined 1800 by Joseph de Berchoux (1762-1838) as title of poem on good living, after Gastrologia, title of a now-lost poem of antiquity, quoted by Athenaeus (see gastrology). Berchoux’s word is from gaster + nomos “arranging, regulating.” Related: Gastronomer.