Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide (Atlas Obscura)

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Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide (Atlas Obscura)

Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide (Atlas Obscura)

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What could be more important in this moment in time than to be so delightfully engaged in the many ways food cultivates—through sometimes eccentric means! Also im Inhaltsverzeichnis nachgeschaut und sofort fiel mir auf, dass Jordanien gar nicht erwähnt wird. This book was a magnificently fascinating foray into the world of obscure eats, many of which take a lot of adjusting to in terms of wrapping your head around the mechanics of them!

Brought to you by author Cecily Wong and the curious minds at Atlas Obscura — which we’ve covered many times around here — the new book titled Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide follows in the footsteps of their first book, taking you on an eye-opening adventure through the often-surprising culinary world. It’s the perfect book to have sitting on the coffee table, to browse and dip into, and read the quirkiest and most fascinating bits aloud to anyone in earshot!

Gastro Obscura” by Dylan Thuras, an author of “Atlas Obscura,” and Cecily Wong chronicles surprising comestibles, from an eel smokehouse in New York to the cafeteria at Chernobyl. The curious minds behind Atlas Obscura now turn to the hidden curiosities of food, which becomes a gateway to fascinating stories about human history, science, art, and tradition—like the first book, all organized by country, lavishly illustrated, and full of surprises. It requires an engagement of every sense, from the sound of dishes clattering in an alleyway kitchen, to the smell of garlic hitting hot oil, to the joy of seeing a plate of food before you as you sit, utensil in hand, about to taste. The Siberian sashimi competition at Festival Stroganina sounds remarkably difficult to get to, and I doubt I’ll find myself at any of the Antarctic base stations listed here. It showcases surprising sustenance, stellar dining establishments, shocking flavors, riveting rituals, chef ingenuity, astonishing history, fantastical lore and practical know-how gathered from seven continents, more than 120 countries and all 50 United States.

The richest were then eating such extravagances as glasses moulded from sugar, as well as cakes, pastries, jams, preserved fruit, sugared almonds, marzipan, gingerbread, pastries, cakes and jellies. It's generously illustrated with color photos and drawings, and each food includes a "how to try it" blurb for those who want to sample that particular oddity. But far more than a menu of curious minds delicacies and unexpected dishes, Gastro Obscura reveals food’s central place in our lives as well as our bellies, touching on history-trace the network of ancient Roman fish sauce factories. Cecily is also the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Gastro Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to Food (Workman Publishing).Not until will it make you hungry, you'll also add to your Places-To-Go list, whether near or far from home.

Cecily Wong pull together some of the most unique, interesting, and incredible festivals, food and drink, and culinary obscurities from around the globe, transporting the reader into parts unknown—both edible and otherwise. It is accepted by you that Daunt Books has no control over additional charges in relation to customs clearance. The book, which provides travel information, also has lists like traditional soda jerk terms and Japan’s rarest fruits.

Gastro Obscura is a brilliant, endlessly fascinating romp through strange foods around the world (and the occasional world-class, actually-enticing food).

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