from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A connoisseur of fine food and drink.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. fine
- n. A connoisseur in eating and drinking, someone who takes their food considerably more seriously than most.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A connoisseur in eating and drinking; an epicure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A connoisseur in the delicacies of the table; a nice feeder; an epicure.
- Synonyms Gourmand, etc. See epicure.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
Not until halfway through the Industrial Revolution did the word gourmet come into use.
There is also a general feeling in the culinary industry that the term gourmet is outdated.
Q1SQ2: What kinds of information do you refer to in gourmet site search results?
Equally, since the death of R.W. Apple, Jr., the legendary gourmet from the New York Times, four years ago, no newspaper's food critic would be allowed to travel to such diverse (and expensive) destinations merely to review a long-established restaurant.
This is taking the same concept and shoehorning the word gourmet into it just to charge insane prices for burgers.
I have encountered morel mushrooms in gourmet cooking magazines but never at the market.
Its seems to be a very popular flavor combo in gourmet restaurant desserts.
The paramount question of enjoyment has ramifications for organic food in general; a gourmet is not going to stint on his pleasure just to save the Earth.
She may want to decorate or room, or landscape their property and make an English garden, or take courses in gourmet cooking.
I have also found outstanding specialty butters from Europe in gourmet stores in Guadalajara.