Suggested Pronunciation & Definitions

cuisinology, cuisinologist, noun – /kwəˈzēnˈäləjē/ – or – /kwuh-zeen-AHL-uh-jee/

The following definitions are based on previous usages as described on other pages of this site.

1) the study of, or one who gains knowledge about, cultures through their cuisines; a Food Explorer;

“The cuisinology of Parmigiano Reggiano is very specific, going back to the Italian provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, and Modena, and areas of Bologna and Mantua..”

“He’s a cuisinologist with specific interests in the Greek origins of the coney island hot dog phenomenon.”

2) an alphabetical list of words related to food, including that food’s origins and history;

“The cuisinology of the Flint Coney includes a topping of beef heart developed by a Macedonian immigrant and made by an Irish butcher from Wisconsin, and a Vienna cured in a popular German sausage house.”

3) the food technology of a cuisine;

“The cuisinology of the heartier Canadian white bread (known simply as ‘white bread’ in Canada) begins with a government mandate specifying a protein content for bread flour that’s typically 12.5% – 13.5%.”

From: cuisine, “A style or method of cooking, especially as characteristic of a particular country, region, or establishment”, and -ology, “a subject of study; a branch of knowledge”