GESO - Future food, future wine

P. J. Alling webstertwentysix at gmail.com
Sun Oct 25 17:56:21 EDT 2009


Derby Chang wrote:
> 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.
>
>
My spaniel thanks you.




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