Cecily Wong and Dylan Thuras - Gastro Obscura Virtual Event

Cecily Wong and Dylan Thuras - Gastro Obscura Virtual Event

Tuesday, Dec 07, 2021 7:00 PM

A Cappella Books on Zoom

Come celebrate the release of Atlas Obscura’s newest book, “Gastro Obscura!” During this special digital event, we’ll take a look inside our new food-focused book and meet the authors!

A Cappella Books welcomes authors Cecily Wong and Dylan Thuras for a virtual conversation on their fascinating new book, “Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide,” on Tuesday, December 7, at 7 PM (EST). 

This event is free and open to the public. 

Order your copy of “Gastro Obscura” (which features a bookplate signed by the authors) via the link below. 

About the Book

Created by the ever-curious minds behind “Atlas Obscura,” this breathtaking guide transforms our 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? 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. Culture–picture four million women gathering to make rice pudding. Travel–scale China’s sacred Mount Hua to reach a tea house. Festivals–feed wild macaques pyramid of fruit at Thailand’s Monkey Buffet Festival. And hidden gems that might be right around the corner, like the vending machine in Texas dispensing full sized pecan pies. Dig in and feed your sense of wonder.


About the Authors


Cecily Wong is a writer at “Atlas Obscura,” and the author of the novel “Diamond Head,” a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, recipient of an Elle Readers' Prize, and voted a best debut of the Brooklyn Book Festival. She lives in Oregon.


Dylan Thuras is the cofounder and creative director of Atlas Obscura. He lives in Rosendale, NY.