Barrett Bookstore and Darien Library welcomes Atlas Obscura co-founder Dylan Thuras who will discuss his new book, Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide [On-sale October 12, 2021]. It is an eye-opening journey through the fascinating obscure history, cultures, places, and traditions of the world, all through the lens of food.
About the Book
An immersive cabinet of culinary curiosities, Gastro Obscura brims with over 500 compelling entries that span all seven continents and fifty states. Complete with gorgeous photographs and illustrations, location information, and tips on how to find everything from the floating produce gardens of Myanmar to classical Ottoman cuisine researched by a culinary detective team in Istanbul, the book reveals rare and one-of-a kind dishes, fleeting and remote culinary experiences, unusual restaurants and gastronomic museums, unique food traditions, and curious food technology and history.
In a world made to feel less mysterious by constant connectivity and social media, finding unique, little-known culinary delights might seem like an impossibility. Gastro Obscura reveals that there is still much to be explored—and that even your own backyard can contain hidden edible wonders, amazing food history, and incredible dining experiences. You just need to know where to look!
About the Authors
Dylan Thuras is the cofounder and creative director of Atlas Obscura, and co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wondersand New York Times bestselling kids book An Explorer's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid.
Dylan is the host of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, has been a host on the NY Times T-Brand podcast "So You Want to Work Abroad", acorrespondent for NPR’s All Things Considered, as well as a guest on CBS Sunday Morning_, Science Friday and in print in The New York Times, New Yorker, and Men’s Health. Visit him online at @dylanthuras.
From humble beginnings, Atlas Obscura has become a global community of explorers, who have together created a comprehensive database of the world’s most wondrous places and foods—20,453 entries so far, and more every day. Atlas Obscura has also created over 1,000 unique experiences and a multitude of trips to extraordinary places around the world, bringing their online collection of unique foods and places to life. Find out more at AtlasObscura.com.
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