American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A historical region and former province of southwest France. Settled originally by Basque peoples, it was conquered by the Romans and later by the Visigoths and Franks. A new wave of Basque invaders from south of the Pyrenees established the duchy of Vasconia in the sixth century A.D. In 1052 Gascony passed to the duchy of Aquitaine, and after serving as a major battlefield during the Hundred Years' War, it finally became part of the French royal domain in 1607.
- n. a region of southwestern France
- From Old French Gascoigne, from Gasconia, from Wasconia, from Vasconia from Latin Vascones, plural of Vasco, from Ancient Greek ουασκωνους (ouaskōnous), as used by Strabo in his Geographica (23 CE), Book III. either from αἴξ ("goat") (literally “he-goat people”), or variant of Ausci (from which Aquitan, Occitan, and perhaps related to Euskara). Cognate to Basque (compare to Gascon). (Wiktionary)
“A Culinary Journey in Gascony: Recipes and Stories from My French Canal Boat by Kate Ratliffe”
“Gascony is also home to Armagnac brandy and most notably, France’s Foie Gras production.”
“Delouvrier grew up in Gascony, which is also in the south of France but far across the country, and his specialties tend toward game birds and foie gras, not tomatoes and olives.”
“Robert Kacher, whose industry leading French discoveries made the US market aware of such regions as Costieres de Nimes and Gascony, provided wines that were instrumental for the credibility of the upstart company.”
“Plus a porky logo to post on bloggers' Web sites, possible Charcutepalooza butchers' aprons, temporary tattoos and an out-of-the-blue offer of a grand-prize week at a cooking school in Gascony.”
“The rolls, currently held at The National Archives, comprise administrative records relating to English rule in medieval Gascony.”
“Speaking from his home in Gascony, Lawson denied to the Observer that he had been "upset" by Beddington's criticisms and said he had failed to find a single factual inaccuracy in his book, which was first published in 2008.”
“Gascony is a blessed spot, whose inhabitants, despite enjoying a diet rich in foie gras and confit de canard, boast lower levels of heart disease than anyone else in France and live an average five years longer.”
“Master Chef Christian Delouvrier who marveled diners at Lespinasse and Les CelebritÃ©s, now helms the kitchen at La Mangeoire on 2nd Avenue which he has transformed and evolved into a French Country Bistro serving home cooked Gascony and other regional French country dishes.”
“Master Chef Christian Delouvrier who marveled diners at Lespinasse and Les Celebrités, now helms the kitchen at La Mangeoire on 2nd Avenue which he has transformed and evolved into a French Country Bistro serving home cooked Gascony and other regional French country dishes.”
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