Word + Quiz: gustatory

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Word + Quiz: gustatory

: of or relating to eating or tasting

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The word gustatory has appeared in 10 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Nov. 12 in “At Museums Around the World, a Focus on Food” by Vivian Song:

The executive director, Peter Kim, began pitching the idea in 2012, and said he was met primarily with skepticism and “bewilderment.” But since then, he’s noticed a sea change in the museum’s reception, and the way people think about food, thanks to a confluence of factors: food-related public policies, immigration, media attention, climate change and growing interest inside academia.

“All these things feed into each other and reinforce an understanding of food as being much more than just gustatory experience. Instead, there’s an understanding that when you take a bite of something, you plug into the world every time,” he said.

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