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

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One of the smartest additions to the book is a little paragraph next to each entry that tells you how to go about trying the food in question. This means that interesting foods are identified in the United States as often as they are in Africa, Japan or Brazil. I checked it out from my local library and read it over the course of six weeks, which isn't really ideal. This book serves up a combination of unusual foods, unique restaurants, food customs, and other loosely food-related trivia from around the world.

Festivals - chase a wheel of double Gloucester at Britain's annual Cooper's Hill cheese rolling competition. Cecily Wong und Dylan Thuras führen uns so in die Geheimnisse internationaler Küchentraditionen ein und feiern ihre Vielfalt: Bereit für ein Bier aus Nebel in Chile oder Sardiniens »Fäden Gottes«, eine der seltensten Pastasorten der Welt? Festivals--chase a wheel of double Gloucester at Britain's annual Cooper's Hill cheese rolling competition.But far more than a menu of curious minds, delicacies and unexpected dishes, Gastro Obscura reveals food’s central place in humanity's history. As a lover of travel and food, the gastronomic aspect of Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide by Cecily Wong and Dylan Thuras. Wonder about a berry, grown in the rainforests of southern Nigeria, that is more than a thousand times sweeter than our table sugar. Or, the more esoteric florilegium, (from the Latin for ‘flower petals’) that gather quotes from other books into an easy reference source.

This might be a fairly general tip (“The days of cocaine-laced bordeaux are over, but try regular bordeaux – it’s very good. 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.By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. This fun book brims with fascinating foodie facts and travel trivia — an enticing read for anyone who is curious about the world. I have a book, ‘Ideas’, by Peter Watson, which gathers together all the ideas that people have had and makes a short introduction to each one of them; ideas including things like: ‘democracy,’ ‘the soul,’ and ‘the scientific method. I think the best thing about a book like this is just how much you can learn- there were so many things in this book that I had no idea about, and this is coming from someone who had read on the topic of strange and wonderful foods before. 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.

From dipping into while she was staying with us, she reported two days later that she had read the whole thing from beginning to end. Ich könnte euch jetzt noch von vielen bekannten und unbekannten Gerichten erzählen, aber einerseits sprengt das den Rahmen und andererseits sollt ihr euch das Buch selber zulegen. I did mention the book was beautiful for the most part, which brings me to some of its publishing issues. Not just the facts, but a deeper insight into the people behind the foods; what things meant to them and how those forces were changing.And hidden gems that might be right around the corner, like the vending machine in Texas dispensing full sized pecan pies.

I enjoyed the format by region and especially liked the sections for the US and was geeked by the Antarctica section which showcased Base Station Cuisine by country. Organized into short lively sections, Gastro Obscura spotlights quirky feasts and festivals, extraordinary spirits and wines, offbeat museums and monuments, unusual markets and farms, gorgeous getaways and heady hideaways. Die Aufmachung des Buches ist einfach schon sehr hochwertig und es eignet sich perfekt zum Verschenken. I have a physical copy of ‘Gastro Obscura’, a weighty tome of 438 pages, which organises foods from across the world according to their region. This book also has the incredible capacity to make you feel as though you are genuinely a part of what you're reading, sparking almost a nostalgia about the things you read about.I’d thought about the idea of shared food patterns across culture before, but an observation by ‘Gastro Obscura’, on the different types of pickled foods around the world (e. Y., east of Binghamton, and the list of Chinese restaurants in the most far-flung locations on the globe, like Tang’s on the island of Tromsoya north of the Arctic Circle.

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