GESO - Future food, future wine

Derby Chang derbyc at iinet.net.au
Sun Oct 25 16:49:46 EDT 2009


Bob W wrote:
>>>>> Yep, it's a themed wine and food degustation  menu, looks 
>>>>>           
>> more than 
>>     
>>>>> interesting.
>>>>>
>>>>> --   
>>>>> Rob Studdert (Digital   Image Studio)
>>>>>
>>>>> =============
>>>>> You forced me to look that word up. :-P
>>>>>           
>>>> Leave it to Rob to use a word that is marked "Rare" in the
>>>> dictionary..    \smile on/\smile off/
>>>>
>>>> I had to look it up too.   Good one Rob!
>>>>
>>>>         
>>> I suspect it's only rare in the USA. It's very common in 
>>>       
>> Europe. And 
>>     
>>> especially common in France for some reason. Probably 
>>>       
>> something to do 
>>     
>>> with it being their language and their food and wine.
>>>
>>>       
>> "Degustation" is  common  terminology in New York rstautants. 
>> I believe there's even an establishment  that goes by that 
>> name. I believe it has its roots in Latin.
>> Paul
>>     
>
> Indeed, although the word itself is French, which we have borrowed. But we
> see the same root word in 'disgust', 'gustatory'. We also have the Latin
> phrase 'de gustibus non est disputandum', meaning 'there's no accounting for
> taste'. There's also 'gusto' from Spanish - 'we ate the spaniel with
> gusto!'.
>
> The word apparently has its roots in proto-Indo-European and has come down
> the Germanic branches in words like 'choose'.
>
> Bob
>
>   


The erudition on this list always makes me smile.

Thanks to everyone who commented. And, indeed, we were so very fully 
degusted, we couldn't have eaten one more spaniel.


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