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Author Dylan Thuras: Gastro Obscura

Creative director of Atlas Obscura, author, and host of The Atlas Obscura Podcast Dylan Thuras will speak about his latest release, Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide, co-authored with Cecily Wong. Thuras will focus on some of the culinary wonders of New England, including Amish charcuterie, a colonial sports drink called switchel, and the famous Connecticut shad bake.

Covering all seven continents, Gastro Obscura serves up a loaded plate of incredible ingredients, food adventures, and edible wonders. From beer made from fog in Chile to Egypt’s 2000-year-old egg ovens, Gastro Obscura is a feast of wonder that will transform readers’ sense of what people around the world eat and drink.

This virtual event will take place on Wednesday, October 13 at 7 p.m. Register on Darien Library’s website at www.darienlibrary.org/event/5166.

About Dylan Thuras

Dylan Thuras is the cofounder and creative director of Atlas Obscura, and co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders and 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, Science Friday, and in print in The New York Times, New Yorker, and Men’s Health. Visit him online at @dylanthuras.

 

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