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Welcome to this page dealing with the essence of life.
"Gastronomy is the reasoned comprehension of everything connected with the nourishment of man."
These words published in French in 1826, are still valid today, and serve as a working statement while we explore the vast topic of Gastronomy.
Gastronomy includes the whole range of food and drink situations. The combination of food, drink and the social context embraces burgers as well as five-star cuisine, Cola and Champagne.
Gastronomy includes everyone as this list demonstrates:
all who enjoy food & drink
all who wish to investigate its mystique
all who wish to enjoy the eating activity
all who have never queried the role of food in life's enjoyment
all who would like to know some of the interest which food history has to offer.
all who ask 'what's that?' and point to the menu - wine list
all who do not ask the question for fear of ridicule
all gourmets, gastronomes and those who would like to become one or do not know what such terms mean
all those who, on having received an apology for a meal without an apology, do nothing at the time for fear of embarrassment and yet ensure that their friends are saved their experience with full and possibly exaggerated details of the low standards
all who do not enjoy food and drink as they may see why they are alone
all who are entertained in the food situation
all hosts, all guests ... in fact - - everyone
.Then there are the would-be professionals. In using the term “Hospitality Industry” it encompasses tourism, hotels, restaurants, snack-bars, pubs, take-aways – in fact - any set-up providing consumers with substitute domestic services - those items and services they cannot or prefer not to provide for themselves.
all who would wish to make a career in in the Hospitality Industry. Gastronomy is about what they may be doing
all who are engaged in a career in the industry
all who are on hospitality courses
all who wish to know what students might be learning on hospitality courses
all who are following Gastronomy courses
all who are not following Gastronomy courses for they shall see what they might be missing
all Hospitality teachers, teachers of Home Economics and those teaching 'life and social skills'
all servicing teachers who are to celebrate the idea of teaching hospitality students and desire a greater insight into what it is that might make their lesson more interesting to the student
and if that is not enough - the list continues in the lower panel