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How do you define "gourmet"?

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How do you define "gourmet"?

ipsedixit | Jun 22, 2012 09:18 PM

When someone says this is a "gourmet meal" or this is "gourmet food" what exactly is the criteria?

Is it just about expensive ingredients? Or does the technique or process in preparation play a role in what is "gourmet"? Surely, one can have a "gourmet meal" with inexpensive ingredients, right?

But is there a singular definition of "gourmet" ... or is it just something we know when we see it?

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