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Aug 10, 2011

Word. Wednesday.

Today's word is...

gus·ta·to·ry   [guhs-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
of or pertaining to taste or tasting

1675–85;  < Latin gustā ( re ) to taste + -tory1

Related forms
gus·ta·to·ri·ly, adverb
un·gus·ta·to·ry, adjective

I discovered this word while reading an article about Louis Armstrong's culinary preferences. Besides the trumpet, the man apparently lived for rice and beans. Not so much my style (I prefer the black-bottom cupcakes I just finished making, but that's another post), but me gusta the word!

How do you express yourself gustatorily?

1 comment:

  1. I'm open to just about any gustatory experience. I've even eaten lamb testicles (it was like lamb-y chicken nuggets). I'll try just about anything once. Although there's a show on Travel Channel, some guy named Andrew Zimmern hosts it, and he eats some gross stuff like maggot cheese. I may turn my nose at that.