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I did not find any new words in my reading this week. But M-W(Merriam Webster) has a word of the day on their site and I now get it delivered to my email. Today's word is one I suppose I knew but do not use, instead I use the more popular "foodie". Can you guess today's word?
gourmand: n. 1. one who is excessively fond of eating and drinking
2. one who is heartily fond of good food and drink.
Although the first definition seems to me to be about gluttony, the second is more like the one I would use.
My sister is an fantastic cook. She keeps journals of menus and recipes, writes (gasp!) in her cookbooks and plans even an everyday meal to include placemats, cloth napkins, candles and good wine. I would say she is a gourmand, wouldn't you?
That's my wondrous word this week. I am going to try to use it in my everyday speech.
Until next time
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