The word gastronomy means the practice or art of choosing, cooking, and eating good food. The first time I saw this word, I thought it’s something related with astronomy, but to my surprise, it has nothing to do with the sky or celestial bodies.
People Who Enjoy Food
gourmet: a connoisseur of good food; a person with a discerning palate.
connoisseur: an expert judge in matters of taste.
epicure: a person who takes particular pleasure in fine food and drink.
opsomania: The abnormal love for one kind of food
phagomania: Excessive desire for food or eating
cibophobia is defined as the fear of food
mycophobia: the fear of fungi or mushrooms.
Purveyor And Other Food Suppliers
purveyor: a person who sells or deals in particular goods. I learned this word from Anthony Bourdain’s books, in which he described his interaction with purveyors who supplied fresh ingredients every morning to the restaurant he worked in.
vendor: a person or company offering something for sale, especially a trader in the street.
gluttony: habitual greed or excess in eating.
binge eating: the consumption of large quantities of food in a short period of time, typically as part of an eating disorder.
gourmand: a person who enjoys eating and often eats too much.
mukbang: eating and broadcasting, originated from South Korea, usually consuming an unbelievable amount of food.
bulimia: an emotional disorder involving distortion of body image and an obsessive desire to lose weigh.
anorexia: an emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat.
Common Digestive Illnesses
dyspepsia: also called indigestion
Acid Reflux: It is commonly called heartburn, caused by stomach acid backing up into your esophagus. Frequent or constant reflux can lead to gastroesophageal reflux disease
Stomach Ulcer: a break in the tissue lining the stomach
Colitis is a chronic digestive disease characterized by inflammation of the inner lining of the colon.
Too Much Sweets
chocoholic: a person who is addicted to or excessively fond of chocolate.
sweet tooth: a great liking for sweet-tasting foods.
Popular Diet Plans
Mediterranean diet: a way of eating that’s based on the traditional cuisines of Greece, Italy and other countries that border the Mediterranean Sea.
paleo diet: a diet based on the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans, consisting chiefly of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit, and excluding dairy or grain products and processed food.
vegetarian diet: a vegetarian diet excludes meat, poultry, ﬁsh and seafood.
vegan diet: A vegan diet excludes all meat and animal products.
low-carb diet: A low-carb diet limits carbohydrates — such as those found in grains, starchy vegetables and fruit — and emphasizes foods high in protein and fat.
gluten free diet: an eating plan that excludes foods containing gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye.
raw food diet: a dietary practice of eating only or mostly food that is uncooked and unprocessed.
Words Or Phrases To Describe Eating
eat like a bird: eat very little
gobble up: eat a large amount of food quickly.
gorge: eat a large amount greedily; fill oneself with food.
picky eater: those who consume an inadequate variety of food through rejection of a substantial amount of food stuffs