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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I came away better informed of different cultures and traditions and felt more of a participant of the world. This book gives us a wide variety of what people eat throughout the world with interesting facts from the beginning to end. Talk about how Russians once preserved their milk with frogs, the Inuit tradition of fermenting birds in seal skin, or the Worm Courtship Festival of Indonesia. Ambitiously celebrating Earth’s diversity, this zany anthropological opus, published today, is an inviting, horizon-expanding portal. Wonder about a berry, grown in the rainforests of southern Nigeria, that is more than a thousand times sweeter than our table sugar.

From the creators of Atlas Obscura comes a lavishly illustrated guide to esoteric and eccentric cuisine from around the world, embracing everything from English bog butter to China's sacred mountaintop tea house. Products shown, tagged or featured on YouTube by creators are sold by merchants and are subject to merchant's terms and conditions. I think that stating the book was "written by Gastro Obscura's contributors, compiled by Wong and Thuras" would be a much fairer credit. Created by the ever-curious minds behind Atlas Obscura, this breathtaking guide transforms our sense of what people around the world eat and drink. This is in an introduction to the pineapple "Only the richest and best-connectected had access to the exotic fruit.For those of us among us who have a burning curiosity, for the foodies, and for those with just a fascination about the world, this book is perfect. 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? What better way to get everyone talking over sandwiches than to discuss that the first sandwich was NOT invented by the Earl of Sandwich, but by the Han Chinese 2,000 years earlier or The Cheese Sandwich Scandal of the Masters Tournament?

Some of the recipes are interesting choices - more historical than culinary significance but we loved them all. 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. From the ever-curious minds behind Atlas Obscura, this breathtaking guide takes us on a whirlwind tour of more than 500 unexpected dishes and fascinating culinary traditions from around the world. 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.Short entries organized by continent (Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, North America, South America, and even Antarctica—with the heaviest emphasis on the U. 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! I recently finished reading ‘Gastro Obscura,’ which is a fascinating catalogue of interesting foods and food practices across the world. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

Like a five-star hotel’s platter-stacked buffet artfully arranged to please the eye and palate, Gastro Obscura stimulates aplenty, with hundreds of rich morsels to peruse and savor. Very well structured, full of exciting insights and photos, the book is an informative read that makes for a brilliant guide before any vacation.Auch Pad Thai, ein super- geniales Gericht aus Thailand hat seinen Weg in dieses Buch gefunden und ich verrate euch, dass es in Krabi mal den besten Pad Thai Stand auf dem Night Market gab. Regular readers of Atlas Obscura, Mental Floss, and other such sites will know some of these stories, but there is still plenty to learn and digest (sorry again). I feel nauseous, describing blood clots as silky is sickening, saying they burst and melt in the mouth is very, very sickening and then describing the taste of blood as something you'd really want to eat is horrible beyond anything I've ever read. The section dedicated to the US is huge, and if I ever find myself on the east coast in late September, you better believe I’ll be making the detour to West Virginia’s annual roadkill cook-off.

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