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    Quote Originally Posted by JW3 View Post
    I just ate some crackers with peanut butter for breakfast. I'm a culinary institute
    Rather than being a "culinary institute" you may actually be either a "gourmet" or a "gourmand" - it's your choice based upon the following -

    "Many English speakers feel that gourmand implies a tendency towards gluttony and that a gourmet is a somewhat more reserved individual. The first may be more of a hedonist and the second considered more of a critic, though both are connoisseurs. In older or more conservative usage, gourmand is closer in meaning to glutton.

    Both words are borrowings into English from French. In French, gourmand originally referred to a glutton, but the word evolved to mean a person who enjoys fine food in Modern French. Therefore, the English term is closer in meaning to the older French definition, which existed at the time the term was first incorporated into English. Recently, the English word has begun to evolve the same way it did in French.

    Gourmet, on the other hand, is a corruption of the old French groumet, meaning "servant" or "wine steward" and also a cognate with the English groom. Its modern meaning in both French and English, as a person with refined culinary tastes, was influenced by the word gourmand. While some who self identify as gourmets may object to being called a gourmand, the distinction between the two is certainly not set in stone, and the use of either term could be justified."

    In the future, it would help greatly if the participants within this thread would identify themselves as either gourmands meaning hedonists or gluttons or gourmets meaning critics or someone who is a reserved individual.

    The haggis post may have disqualified me from claiming either...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donny Brook View Post
    Rather than being a "culinary institute" you may actually be either a "gourmet" or a "gourmand" - it's your choice based upon the following -

    "Many English speakers feel that gourmand implies a tendency towards gluttony and that a gourmet is a somewhat more reserved individual. The first may be more of a hedonist and the second considered more of a critic, though both are connoisseurs. In older or more conservative usage, gourmand is closer in meaning to glutton.

    Both words are borrowings into English from French. In French, gourmand originally referred to a glutton, but the word evolved to mean a person who enjoys fine food in Modern French. Therefore, the English term is closer in meaning to the older French definition, which existed at the time the term was first incorporated into English. Recently, the English word has begun to evolve the same way it did in French.

    Gourmet, on the other hand, is a corruption of the old French groumet, meaning "servant" or "wine steward" and also a cognate with the English groom. Its modern meaning in both French and English, as a person with refined culinary tastes, was influenced by the word gourmand. While some who self identify as gourmets may object to being called a gourmand, the distinction between the two is certainly not set in stone, and the use of either term could be justified."

    In the future, it would help greatly if the participants within this thread would identify themselves as either gourmands meaning hedonists or gluttons or gourmets meaning critics or someone who is a reserved individual.

    The haggis post may have disqualified me from claiming either...
    BTW true haggis is not to be had in the USA. Sheep lungs, 10-15% of the recipe, cannot be imported or sold. Some modified haggis is imported but without sheep lungs and with artificial casing.


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    Try vegetarian haggis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    BTW true haggis is not to be had in the USA. Sheep lungs, 10-15% of the recipe, cannot be imported or sold. Some modified haggis is imported but without sheep lungs and with artificial casing.
    I wasn't planning on emigrating but if I was that would be reason enough not to do so.
    Last edited by Donny Brook; Jan-12-2019 at 14:21.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poco a poco View Post
    Try vegetarian haggis.
    You really should - it's quite good actually - use this recipe:

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeands...etarian-haggis

    and avoid this one at all costs - truly wretched -

    https://www.greatbritishchefs.com/re...-haggis-recipe
    Last edited by Donny Brook; Jan-12-2019 at 14:03.

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