A-Z Popular Blog Encyclopedia Search »
Farming
 Advertisements
Related Guides
Slow Food
Key Concepts
Slow Food
Companion Planting

14 Examples of Gastronomy

 , updated on
Gastronomy is the culture of food production, preparation, selection, service and appreciation. This includes the end-to-end culture of food from the cultivation of ingredients to the consumption of a social meal. The following are common elements of gastronomy.

Cultivation

Gastronomy isn't farming but involves knowledge around how food is cultivated including terroir, appellation and what processes and chemicals are involved.

Selection

The selection of food at market such as identification of quality, taste and texture differences.

Nutrition & Diet

Considering the needs of the body for healthy food.

Sustainability

Considering food security and the environmental impact of consumption choices.

Preparation

The art of cooking.

Molecular Gastronomy

The science of cooking including the chemistry and physics of food preparation. Associated with the use of relatively new cooking technology. For example, panko is created by passing an electric current through dough as it bakes.

Technical Gastronomy

How-to knowledge for food preparation such as recipes and how to use cooking equipment.

Presentation

The art of presenting dishes in an visually appealing way.

Tablescape

The process of laying out a table.

Traditions

Knowledge of the traditions that surround cooking and social dining.

Service

The art of providing a food or beverage service such as a restaurant. This includes everything from interior design to the social process of providing table service.

Foodpairing

Identifying dishes and beverages that go well together. For example, the use of kappa maki to clear the clear the palate between sushi dishes.

Manners & Etiquette

Norms of etiquette for social dining within a culture. For example, whether or not it is okay to photograph food before eating it. This can be viewed as a sign of respect by the chef. Alternatively, it can be viewed as annoying to other diners as you aren't simply enjoying the moment but are trying to capture it.

Food Appreciation

The process of appreciating food including its taste, smell, texture, sensation and visual appeal.
Overview: Gastronomy
Type
Definition
The culture of food production, preparation, selection, service and appreciation.
Related Concepts

Farming

This is the complete list of articles we have written about farming.
Agriculture Industry
Appellation
Artisanal Crops
Biochar
Cash Crop
Circular Economy
Clean Label
Commodity
Companion Planting
Do Nothing Farming
Economies Of Scale
Farm Robots
Fertilizer Tree
Food
Food Economics
Food Sovereignty
Fruit Bagging
Ingredient Branding
Land Footprint
Market Price
Monoculture
Polyculture
Rainwater Harvesting
Silvopasture
Soft Engineering
Soil Carbon
Sticky Prices
Sustainable Economics
Terroir
Urban Agriculture
Waste Is Food
Water Security
If you enjoyed this page, please consider bookmarking Simplicable.
 

Slow Food

An overview of slow food.

Appellation

A definition of appellation with an example.

Terroir

An overview of terroir.

Red Vegetables

A list of red vegetables and fruits.

Food Products

A list of common types of food product.

Desserts

A list of common desserts.

Clean Label

An overview of clean labels.

Culture

An overview of culture.

Global Culture

An overview of global culture with examples.

Consumer Culture

The definition of consumer culture with examples.

Satire

The definition of satire with examples.

Traditional Economy

A complete overview of traditional economies with examples.

Lifestyle

The definition of lifestyle with examples.

Uncertainty Avoidance

The definition of uncertainty avoidance with examples.

Pop Culture

The definition of pop culture with examples and comparisons.

Traditional Culture

The definition of traditional culture with examples.

Strong Culture vs Weak Culture

The difference between strong culture and weak culture with examples.
The most popular articles on Simplicable in the past day.

New Articles

Recent posts or updates on Simplicable.
Site Map