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05:50 Jul 12, 2008
Russian to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / Literature
Russian term or phrase:"gastronome" or "connoisseur"
"Gastronome is a person who likes posh foods, "connoisseur" - who also likes wines with his meal.
Angelika, I think Alexondra is not going to follow up on this Kudoz question; she placed again the question in a a little later. She did not react so far to any of our comments. I wish there was more respect.
I guess asker doesn't have Slavic keyboard and decided to put her question in English letters. I only wonder what is the connection between literature/ poetry and gourmet. May be there are poems on gourmet food and life.
False distinction. A connoisseur is a discriminating expert on anything. A gastronome is a connoisseur of food and drink - gaster (Greek), stomach.
When did either of these words enter the Russian language, incidentally?
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Explanation: The term gourmet may refer to a person with refined or discriminating taste or to one that is knowledgeable in the art of food and food preparation. Gourmand carries additional connotations of one who simply enjoys food in great quantities. An epicure is similar to a gourmet, but the word may sometimes carry overtones of excessive refinement.
Television programs (such as those on the Food Network) and publications such as Gourmet magazine often serve gourmets with food columns and features.
Gourmet tourism is a niche industry catering to people who travel to food or wine tastings, restaurants, or food production regions for leisure.