What is considered a gourmet?

Ingredients that are rare or difficult to grow on one continent, and are therefore considered gourmet, may be common on another. Gourmet involves being a connoisseur of food and drink and the demanding enjoyment of them. The same definition holds that any food made specifically to give a pleasant flavor to the person who eats it can be considered gourmet, so a delicious cheeseburger could be defined as a gourmet cheeseburger simply because it tastes great and was designed to taste good. It is not surprising, then, that gourmet food is considered so prestigious and those who prepare it can charge exorbitant prices.

The food may be prepared in a way that the chef may consider gourmet, but the person who eats it may consider the food to be of poor quality or unpleasant in taste.

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