I'm a food and drinks writer in Brooklyn. I went abroad for a month to the capital of gastronomy, Lyon, France and the capital of taste, Turin, Italy. I ate and drank many great things. I met people who love food and live for food. I'm always looking for my next inspiration - and my next sandwich.
When I think about absorbing food knowledge, I think of France. Lyon is famous for its bouchons with dishes like quenelles de brochet and Lyonnaise potatoes, amongst other regional delights. This was my ideal smaller city to live in far from home.
Next time I'll bring an extra empty suitcase.
NOUN the art or science of good eating.
ORIGIN French gastronomie, from Greek Gastronomia, title of a 4th century ibnc. poem, from gastro- gastr- + -nomia -nomy
First Known Use: 1814