I'm just looking for a word by which one can explain the moment / feeling / act of closing your eyes and chewing your food slowly with taking enjoying every part of your food.

I'm looking for a noun, but any word adjective/adverb that can replace this long sentence is fine.

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    No, but it happens everytime I come off a low-carb diet.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Apr 6, 2018 at 7:13
  • Does it really have to be one word? Are you looking for a verb or an adjective?
    – Mari-Lou A
    Apr 6, 2018 at 7:18
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You're looking specifically for a noun. Consider using the gerund form of the verb savour: savouring.

Alternately, as you also admit phrases, consider Mari-Lou's delicious suggestion: savour every bite.

savour verb with object Taste (good food or drink) and enjoy it completely. ‘gourmets will want to savor our game specialties’ - ODO

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    I'm upvoting but I think you should also add "savour every bite" It's three words but replaces that long sentence quite well.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Apr 6, 2018 at 7:58
  • @Mari-LouA Mmm, buon appetito.
    – Lawrence
    Apr 6, 2018 at 8:04

degust, according to Oxford Dictionary Online

VERB Taste (something) carefully to appreciate it fully.

Example sentence from the same source:

‘Dennis didn't drink it, he degusted it’

Attribution: "Degust | Definition of Degust in English by Oxford Dictionaries." Oxford Dictionaries | English. Accessed April 16, 2018. https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/degust.

  • There's also a noun form of this word: degustation.
    – Laurel
    Apr 16, 2018 at 18:08
  • This suggestion is degusting.
    – Mitch
    Apr 16, 2018 at 22:32

relish TFD or the idiom with relish

a. Hearty enjoyment or appreciation: b. Something that lends pleasure or zest c. A keen liking for something:

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