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Gastronomy or cuisine?


Gastronomy or cuisine?

Cuisine is part of gastronomy here.
National gastronomy and national cuisine here


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Cuisine is part of gastronomy and not vice versa.  Gastronomy considers, among other things, the social aspects of eating.  Cuisine is more to do with using ingredients from the locality [and obtained from elsewhere] to reflect either the gastronomic flavour of the locality or a theme within cookery such as nouvelle cuisine here

Similar here for the serious student.   

Gastronomy is

Gastronomy is the art and science of good eating.  One who is well versed in gastronomy is called a gastronome..

Gastronomy involves discovering, tasting, experiencing, researching, understanding and writing about food preparation ..

Gastronomy is the knowledge and understanding of all that relates to man as he eats. Its purpose is to ensure the conservation of men, using the best food possible.  source

"Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are." source


National gastronomy and national cuisine are introduced on this page.  The next topic to consider is culture in relation to both. 


Consider this:

Many cultures have a recognizable cuisine here, a specific set of cooking here traditions using various spices or a combination of flavors unique to that culture, which evolves over time. Other differences include preferences (hot or cold, spicy, etc.) and practices, the study of which is known as gastronomy here.

Many cultures have diversified their foods by means of preparation, cooking methods, and manufacturing. This also includes a complex food trade which helps the cultures to economically survive by way of food, not just by consumption. Some popular types of ethnic foods include
Italian, French, Japanese, Chinese, American, Cajun, Thai, and Indian cuisine. Various cultures throughout the world study the dietary analysis of food habits. While evolutionarily speaking, as opposed to culturally, humans are omnivores. Religion and social constructs such as morality, activism, or environmentalism will often affect which foods they will consume. Food is eaten and typically enjoyed through the sense of taste, the perception of flavor from eating and drinking. Certain tastes are more enjoyable than others, for evolutionary purposes.  

More on gastronomy here.

Cuisine is discussed in great detail starting here.

This page is a satellite of the series on Cuisine & Culture and Gastrotourism here

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