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Word of the week: Gaumenfreude

(die) Gaumenfreude

            Noun: treat / culinary delight

This sophisticated expression literally translates as ‘palate joy/pleasure’, and refers to something delicious, which gives somebody great pleasure.

  • Eine echte Gaumenfreude ist die Kombination aus zartschmelzender Schokolade und Marmelade. = The combination of melt-in-the-mouth chocolate and jam is a real treat.

  • Dieser Wein ist eine reine Gaumenfreude. = This wine is a pure culinary delight.


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