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05:50 Jul 12, 2008
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Russian term or phrase: "gastronome" or "connoisseur"
"Gastronome is a person who likes posh foods, "connoisseur" - who also likes wines with his meal.
Alexandra Taggart
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4"гурман" и "знаток"

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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.[1] 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.

Example sentence(s):
  • 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.

    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gourmet
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"гурман" и "знаток"

Language variant: или человек знающий толк в [еде]/тонкий ценитель [еды]

Примерно одно и то же, но connoisseur может применяться и не к еде.

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