Definitions

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  • n. A person with a keen appreciation for food.

Etymologies

gastro- + -naut, by analogy with astronaut. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Food and travel go hand in hand, and for this reason I have coined the term "gastronaut," to describe myself and my penchant for trying anything edible at least once.

    Kottu

  • If you were to appraise him purely on the title of his blog, Hunter, Angler, Gardener, Cook, you'd be missing the more important traits of this learned gastronaut; in Hank you'll find a passionate artist and craftsman who pours himself into every dish he creates.

    Stephanie J. Stiavetti: An Interview With Hank Shaw, the Hunter/Angler/Gardener/Cook

  • Jeffrey Steingarten writes in The Man Who Ate Everything (1997) that it is essential for the truly committed gastronaut to overcome food prejudices.

    The Broad and Narrow Way

  • What irks me most about these arbitrary IT security policies is that they seem to be so far removed from reality and have so little consideration of the increase in cost if everyone were to actually follow them. gastronaut

    USB Thumb Drive Alert at NASA, DoD - NASA Watch

  • Meanwhile, around the corner in the next room, I entered to hear Stefan Gates, self-styled gastronaut, food writer and TV presenter, tell the audience how he made a sponge cake from the E numbers in his body!

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • If you fancy yourself as a bit of a gastronaut, send your recipe in to silverhill@eircom.net.

    Independent.ie - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • A creative writer, gastronaut, and armchair orientalist, Michael Lukas has been a Fulbright Scholar in Turkey, a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in Tunisia, and a waiter at the Bread Loaf Writers 'Conference in Vermont.

    VQR

  • I'll be talking about it Saturday on A creative writer, gastronaut, and armchair orientalist, Michael Lukas has been a Fulbright Scholar in Turkey, a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in Tunisia, and a waiter at the Bread Loaf Writers 'Conference in Vermont.

    VQR

  • how utterly uninspiring, and i don't even work in machine tools. so i have changed the rules for myself, and added a footnote: 6. if you are a gastronaut, then grab the nearest food-related book.

    requiem for a meme

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  • "Mr. Thompson and the Alderetes are members of a billowing fraternity in the American tourism industry: vacationers who plan their travels primarily—often solely—around food and wine. They are, to coin a term, "gastronauts.'" (From Double-Tongued Dictionary)

    June 10, 2008