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Gastronomic and gastronomical both are adjectives and I want to know if these two can supplant each other. Majority of the dictionaries mention these words as synonyms. If there is a difference between them can somebody explain it in a simple way?

Some of the example sentences:

  1. Lyon is the gastronomic capital of France and the gold standard for chefs around the world.
  2. Lyon is the gastronomical capital of France and the gold standard for chefs around the world.
  3. the hotel restaurant serves the most exclusive gastronomic delights.
  4. the hotel restaurant serves the most exclusive gastronomical delights.

Are all these sentences correct?

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Yes, the two terms can be used interchangeably, gastronomic being the more common one.

gastronomic adjective formal

(also gastronomical)

relating to the preparation and consumption (= eating) of good food: - This dish is a gastronomic delight.

(Cambridge Dictiinary)

Google books: gastronomic vs gastronomical

From: Cycling in France By Carole Saint-Laurent

Back in Lyon, which is the gastronomical capital of France, a unique culinary experience awaits you.

From: The Rough Guide to Argentina By Danny Aeberhard, Andrew Benson, Rough Guides, Lucy Phillips

Buenos Aires is arguably Latin America's gastronomic capital.

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