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gastronomy
1 : the art or science of good eating
2 : culinary customs or style
[M-W's Col. Dic.]

gastronomy

1. the art of good eating

2. (Cookery) the type of cookery of a particular region the gastronomy of Provence
[Collins English Dictionary]

gastronomy
1:
a particular style of cookery (as of a region); "New England gastronomy"

the practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared

2:
the art and practice of choosing and preparing and eating good food
[WordNet 3.0]

I don't understand the bold definition in any of the dictionaries. Please help me.
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Hi,

Is it possible to explain a little more what you have trouble understanding in the phrase the art and practice of choosing and preparing and eating good food ?

Thanks, Clive
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"the art and science of good eating" - What is good eating? I take food when I'm feeling hungry and eat it. It's eating for me. Using proper cutlery to eat food could be an art but what's so much 'scientific' about it?

"the art and practice of choosing and preparing and eating good food" - This definition says you choose, prepare, and eat; and it's both art and practice?!

Clive, could you see the problems? Please help me.
Hi,

gastronomy - based on the Greek gaster - the stomach.

the art and science of good eating" -

What is good eating? It means eating food that is delicious and nutritious. Food that is the opposite of what is commonly called 'junk food'. Food that 'pleases your stomach' and is good for you. I take food when I'm feeling hungry and eat it. It's eating for me.

Using proper cutlery to eat food could be an art but what's so much 'scientific' about it? The method if eating is not what is referred to.

"the art and practice of choosing and preparing and eating good food" - This definition says you choose, prepare, and eat; and

it's both art Yes. eg Two people cook with the same ingredients. One makes a meal that tastes delicious, the other makes one that tastes terrible.

and practice? The art refers to being able to do it well, the practice refers to actually doing it.

Do you need more help with this?

Clive
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