Did you know that there is a hierarchy of gastronomy?

From Schott’s Food and Drink Miscellany by Ben Schott

In order of decreasing refinement, the hierarchy of gastronomy is as follows

  • Gastronome
  • Gourmet – A connoisseur of food & drink
  • Epicure – A Friand (cultured, having good taste)
  • Gourmand – One who enjoys eating
  • Goulu – Glutton
  • Goinfre – A Greedy-guts

I’m sure that the term ‘Foodie’ should be there, but at the very bottom.

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    1. I am between a Gourmand and a Goulu.

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