Join Octavia Books virtually for a thrilling late October evening featuring the just released GASTRO OBSCURA: A Food Adventurer's Guide - the definitive compendium of the astonishing and delicious from the curious minds behind the #1 New York Times bestseller ATLAS OBSCURA: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders.
During this one-hour experience you’ll get to talk with Gastro Obsucra author Dylan Thuras and senior editor Sam O'Brien, as they discuss the creation of the book as well as tell you some spooky season food stories, to spice up your Halloween festivities!
Explore forgotten Halloween rituals with Gastro Obscura. Find out why Scottish singles used to spend Halloween picking kale. Learn to play "snap apple," the 14th century version of bobbing for apples, which involved dodging a lit candle. And hear about all the ways nuts and cabbage once told the future on All Hallows' Eve.
Created by the ever-curious minds behind Atlas Obscura, their new food focused book is a breathtaking guide, built to transform your sense of what people around the world eat and drink. Covering all seven continents, Gastro Obscura serves up a loaded plate of incredible ingredients, food adventures, and edible wonders. Ready for a beer made from fog in Chile? Sardinia’s “Threads of God” pasta? Egypt’s 2000-year-old egg ovens? Join us for a toast to the release of this exciting new volume!
“This captivating book celebrates the incredible global diversity of food, ingredients, and cooking practices.”
—Alice Waters, chef and author of We Are What We Eat: A Slow Food Manifesto
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DYLAN THURAS is the co-founder and creative director of Atlas Obscura, and coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestseller Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders and the 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, a correspondent for NPR’s All Things Considered, as well as a guest on CBS Sunday Morning and Science Friday and in print in the New York Times, the New Yorker, and Men’s Health. As a speaker on travel and media he has spoken at the New Yorker festival, SXSW, La Ciudad de las Ideas, EG, and Destinations International among others. Dylan’s pursuit of the unusual began when he was a teenager exploring abandoned buildings in the Midwest, and it eventually took him to Budapest for a year, where he and his wife Michelle Enemark explored and wrote about the history of Eastern Europe. He lives with Michelle and their two children, Phineas and Jean, in New York’s Hudson Valley.
SAM O'BRIEN is a senior editor at Gastro Obscura, covering the intersection of food, history, and culture. Sam loves exploring the world, seeking out new pies and tacos, befriending dogs, and wandering through cemeteries.
A New York Times, USA Today, and national indie bestseller.
A Feast of Wonder!
Created by the ever-curious minds behind Atlas Obscura, this breathtaking guide transforms our sense of what people around the world eat and drink.
“A wanderlust-whetting cabinet of curiosities on paper.”— New York Times
Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura is a phenomenon of a travel book that shot to the top of bestseller lists when it was first published and changed the way we think about the world, expanding our sense of how strange and m
New York Times bestseller!
The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid is a thrilling expedition to 100 of the most surprising, mysterious, and weird-but-true places on earth.
For curious kids, this is the chance to embark on the journey of a lifetime—and see how faraway countries have more in common th