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Topic: Gourmet...Gourmand (3 msgs / 93 lines)
1) From: Ed Needham
Dictionary.com
Word of the Day for Friday October 11, 2002:
gourmand \goor-MAHND; GOOR-mahnd; GOOR-mund\, noun:
1. One who eats to excess.
2. A lover of good food.
A gourmand who zealously avoids all exercise as "seriously damaging to one's
health," he had caviar for breakfast and was now having oysters for lunch,
whetted with wine, as he fueled himself for a postprandial reading at the
Montauk Club in Brooklyn.
--"The Man Who Put Horace Rumpole on the Case," New York Times, April 12,
1995
Her husband was stigmatised as a 'gourmand' who excessively enjoyed 'the
pleasures of the table'.
--Andrew Motion, Keats
Fifine was a frank gourmand; anybody could win her heart through her palate.
--Charlotte Brontė, Villette
Jos, that fat gourmand, drank up the whole contents of the bowl.
--William Thackeray, Vanity Fair
Gourmand is from French gourmand, greedy.
Usage note: A gourmet is one who has discriminating taste in food and wine. A
gourmand is one who enjoys food of fine quality, and also one who enjoys food
in great quantities. Glutton signifies one who simply eats to excess, without
reference to the quality of the fare consumed.
Copyright © 2002, Lexico Publishing Group, LLC. All rights reserved.
Had to look that one up.  I guess I am more of a gourmand than a gourmet.
Ed Needhamhttp://www.homeroaster.comed
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2) From: Mike McGinness
Though I consider myself somewhat of a gourmet in many areas, I must admit
gourmand sometimes applies...:-)
MM;-)
Variable Variac Rockin' Rosto Roasting
Miss Silvia brewin'
Coffee greens gourmand!
From: "Ed Needham" 
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Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 6:13 PM
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3) From: susan oppenheim
Khalil Gibran once wrote
"I saw them eating and I knew who they were................."
Mike McGinness wrote:
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