Saturday, November 28, 2009

gourmet and gourmand

What's the difference between a gourmet and a gourmand?

Discretion. Pickiness. Taste. Knowledge. Put simply. A gourmet is a connoisseur of fine food and wine: a gourmand is one stop short of a glutton. Webster's dictionary kindly defines gourmand as "one who is excessively fond of eating and drinking."

- Reader's Digest, May 1997 edition, vol 69, No. 410

Hands down. I am a gourmand.

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