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 …

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Weird French Delicacy – Ortolan Bunting

Ortolan Bunting

As per usual, Bill and I were having a telephone conversation and he brought up the subject of the Ortolan Bunting, which is a small bird eaten as a delicay in France. Though for a long time the Ortolan has been protected, the law hasn’t really been enforced. Bill was discussing how the method of …

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