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A.Word.A.Day--gastronome

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gastronome (GAS-truh-nome) also gastronomer (ga-STRON-uh-muhr) noun

A connoisseur of good food and drink; a gourmet. Also called gastronomist.

[French, back-formation from gastronomie, gastronomy.]

"More precisely, wrote the 19th century gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, `tell me what you eat, and I'll tell you what you are.'" John Elson, Reviews Books: Food for Thought, TIME, 15 Mar 1993.

This week's theme: words about people and food.

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The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. -Anatole France


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