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I'm a Melbourne boy, hailing from St Kilda with one ex, one current wife and four kids. Love the outdoors and making new discoveries. I cook a lot at home (cheers from wife) and do some preserving, mostly jams, pickles and fruit liqueurs. This is the diary of a cooking journey.

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Sunday, June 29, 2008
Watching the movie A Touch of Spice, I heard this line...

"Granpa said the word gastronomer conceals within it the word astronomer. As such, my lessons in astronomy involved the use of spices."

Grandfather Vassilis was a culinary philosopher who had many more gems concerning spices. Wonder if the word gastronomer might solve a problem for those who don't like the word foodie? Too formal or just the right weight?

Watch the movie, there are some fascinating insights. Anytime you get Greeks and Turks on the same screen without a drop of blood being spilled, it's got to be worth watching.
  posted at 4:16 pm

At 6:30 am, Blogger Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Love the notion of "gastronomer", but needs to be shorter and punchier -- "gastro", perhaps?

At 8:48 am, Blogger Thermomixer said...

Thanks Neil, I had forgotten about this movie. It was very touching & touched my heart. I can't remember the whole story line but I thought that there was friction, if not shedding of blood.

I went with a group of "f**dies", gastronomers or gastros to a special preview & spoke to a Greek born chef who had family members who were similarly deported from their businesses in Turkey back to Greece.

Shall rent the movie & think about what I should call myself. Having suffered bad gastro 2 weeks ago that is not my preferred handle.

At 9:29 am, Blogger Dani said...

Sounds like an interesting movie Neil. I'll have to track it down (when the Bread Winner is next away on business, not his cup of tea I suspect).

I wonder if the objection to the foodie label is more an objection to labels in and of themselves. In which case gastronomer still wouldn't work. I' not very jiggy with labelling myself but I vastly prefer the word gastronomer to foodie. Gastro just makes me quake in fear.

At 8:30 am, Blogger neil said...

Hi lydia, I'm with you, it's a little too long...the search continues.

Hi thermomixer, oh yes, there was definitley friction, the last scene was amazing for the way it summed up the choice between Greeks and Turks. The gastro thing is unfortunate, hope you're feeling better.

Hi dani, it might not be his thing, but there is one scene that might get him onside, when a boy scout cooks in a very unusual location. Looks like the gastro part is out.


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