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The last fire-fishing boats of Taiwan. Joe Russo for Gastro Obscura
Travel & Food Adventure
Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide
by Cecily Wong and Dylan Thuras
We've been highlighting some amazing food books and thought ... maybe you want a reprieve from cooking and just need to know a little more about some of the great and adventurous tastes of the world. This encyclopedia of foods and places is the book for you. Pick a region or pick a food and bite off a little trivia and how-to that you can enjoy with your morning cup or after dinner tea. As the authors so keenly observe, “Eating may be the most immersive, visceral travel experience. Humans around the world are bound by the necessity and pleasure of eating and there is no faster way to glimpse the heart of a place than by experiencing its food. … Gastro Obscura is a book that scratches the surface of a mind-bending world of eating.”
If you’re interested in secret drinking establishments, the cringeworthy origin of words like “halfpenny” or are searching for noted eel-and-pie houses, you won’t be disappointed.