1. the art or science of good eating.
  2. a style of cooking or eating.


  1. the art of good eating
  2. 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.

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