Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide (Atlas Obscura)
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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. And what an exploration; from the eel pies of England through to the foods of Antartica’s polar stations, stopping along the way at table etiquette in the Victorian age, oyster vending machines, the sauna sausages of Finland (literal sausages cooked on the coals of the sauna), sumo wrestler stew in Japan, temple cuisine in Korea, instant salads of the Midwest United States and naturally freeze-dried food in Bolivia. This is in an introduction to the pineapple "Only the richest and best-connectected had access to the exotic fruit. The only problem I had with Gastro Obscura is that after reading it, I now have an almost endless list of fascinating places to visit, though I'm not sure about some of those delicacies.
Dylan Thuras is the cofounder and creative director of Atlas Obscura, as well as a co-author of Atlas Obscura and The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid.The book, which provides travel information, also has lists like traditional soda jerk terms and Japan’s rarest fruits. This book is an incredible celebration of diversity – the many fascinating ways that humanity has figured out how to feed itself. In these pages, you’ll find riveting stories of human culture ancient and present, history, climate, mythology, commerce and geography — all through the lens of that thing you thought you already knew: food. I imagine that many readers will do as I did, and turn first to the country/countries of their background. Pretty good grouping though I am wondering why the restaurant in the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian was included - the NAMAAHC is included.
This is a trip around the world with photos and descriptions of unique foods, categorized by location.In cases where the layout uses a picture as the background with text in front, more often than not the contrast is not enough and the text is very difficult to make out.
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. Tom Colicchio, chef and activistThis exquisite guide kept me at the breakfast table until dinner time. As someone who plans what and where she’s going to eat, as a priority when planning any trip, this seemed like just my cup of tea. S.) highlight notable national and regional dishes and their origins, alongside unique food items, restaurants, or food-related cultural institutions.
From those ever-curious, ever-quirky minds behind the number one New York Times bestselling Atlas Obscura, with over 815,000 copies in print, comes an unputdownable guide that marries our endless appetite for travel with our insatiable interest in food. Falls man ein Gericht ausprobieren möchte, hat die Autorin die Absätze mit kleinen hilfreichen Randnotizen versehen. We use Google Analytics to see what pages are most visited, and where in the world visitors are visiting from.