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Tuesday, April 17 2007

A Gourmet is someone who has expert knowledge and enjoyment of food and drink. It follows therefore, that gourmet food relates to the preparation of high quality food that is at once urbane, luxurious, rare and carefully groomed.

This elaborate description would create visions of delicacies, intricately prepared and laid out for the epicure to indulge in with abounding decadence. Fact is, gourmet food is as much a treat for the eyes as it is for the palette. Presentation is meticulously planned and executed so that the senses can be tantalized and eating becomes a completely self-absorbing act.

Now getting down to basics, here are some delectable examples of foods that qualify as gourmet. Say them out aloud and savor the sound of it: smoked salmon, foie gras; pate, truffles, mushrooms, condiments, specialty meats, oil; vinegar, cheese, chocolates.

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