But whatever they like to be called, be it gastronome or gourmet, bon viveur or epicure, tell them.
You will be considered a gastronome if you choose a glass of Porto, a popular Portuguese beverage made from red wine and brandy that is aged in oak barrels for at least five years.
It caters for invalids as well as hedonists, its waters famed for their efficacy with eye and bladder problems, and the menu is a gastronome 's delight.
Tonight there will be row upon row of long tables set up, where the brave gastronome can tuck into boiled snails or dunk fresh bread into pots of hot, unidentified tagine: Morocco is not ideal for vegetarians.
‘This is great,’ announced the self-styled gastronome .
‘He's like a gastronome ; he gives vision to chefs,’ she says.
This is his second visit to the city and he feels that the gastronomes here have got an appetite.
I urge all gastronomes to avoid supporting this unconscionable practice.
On the one hand there were the gastronomes , whose focus was fixed entirely on the pleasure of food.
But one thing is for sure - if you've made food your guiding principle, the gastronomes will find you, wherever you are.