Gourmet or Gourmand?
Posted 17 December 2002 - 11:53 AM
This question is prompted by a conversation about these two terms that I had at a recent eGullet event.
I am curious whether you would consider yourself a 'gourmet' or a 'gourmand', or perhaps neither. Thanks for your time.
- Victor Bergeron, Trader Vic's Book of Food & Drink, 1946
Posted 19 December 2002 - 12:15 PM
Gourmand because I eat most of the time (99.99%) for pleasure and more than I should (especially chocolate and sweets).
Also a Gourmet because I do not eat cheap quality ingredients (inexpensive or very expensive). If I eat french fries they must be top notch and if I eat caviar, it has to be the very best. I would rather pass than to eat something of poor quality. I am a spoiled brat, but even when I was younger and making very little money, I had the same attitude.