Definitions

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  • n. A passion for and deep interest in good food.
  • n. gluttony

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  • n. the disposition and habits of a gourmand

Etymologies

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gourmand +‎ -ism

Examples

  • His gourmandism was a highly agreeable trait; and to hear him talk of roast meat was as appetizing as a pickle or an oyster.

    The Custom-House. Introductory to “The Scarlet Letter”

  • His gourmandism was a highly agreeable trait; and to hear him talk of roast-meat

    The Scarlet Letter

  • His gourmandism was a highly agreeable trait; and to hear him talk of roast-meat was as appetizing as a pickle or an oyster.

    The Scarlet Letter

  • Brillat-Savarin was confident in his time that ‘nowadays everyone understands the difference between gourmandism and gluttony’; alas, it would seem that we have lost sight of the difference and the supermarkets have come to represent the triumph of gluttony.

    The Triumph of Gluttony

  • For perhaps the first time, a significant proportion of the European population could rely on the availability of an abundance of food, and he sought to distinguish clearly between the celebration of food that he extolled as gourmandism and the worrying tendency towards gluttony that such plenty allowed for.

    The Triumph of Gluttony

  • Brillat-Savarin was convinced that the celebration of food entailed by gourmandism, ‘the reasoned comprehension of everything connected with the nourishment of man’, had great health benefits: ‘[T] hose who know how to eat look ten years younger than those to whom the science is a mystery.’

    The Triumph of Gluttony

  • A timely retort to gourmandism run amok, the first three titles in this chapbook series aim — nobly if quaintly — to illuminate and elevate taken-for-granted staples via concise, discrete histories.

    Cover to Cover

  • Although Thomas Jefferson was a pioneer of gourmandism, introducing ice cream and macaroni to American palates, our culture viewed food primarily as fuel well into the 20th century.

    To Feed a Hungry Soul

  • But it is also a fact of very great importance that mere monotony of diet has a most serious effect upon health; variety of food is not merely a pandering to gourmandism or greed, but a real sanitary benefit, aiding digestion and assimilation.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 360, November 25, 1882

  • It is unalterably opposed to runaway fads, chimerical visions, unstrung nerves, mental aberration, psychic gourmandism.

    Mastery of Self for Wealth Power Success

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