A Toast to Curiosity: The Gastro Obscura Book Launch Party - Atlas Obscura Experiences
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A Toast to Curiosity: The Gastro Obscura Book Launch Party

$10 per device Online Experience
1 hour
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$10 per device
$10 per person
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What We’ll Do

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, meet the authors, have a couple of drinks, and even meet some special guests!

Gastro Obscura is truly a feast of wonder. Created by the ever-curious minds behind Atlas Obscura, our new 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!

During this one-hour experience you’ll get to talk with Cecily Wong and Dylan Thuras, the authors of the book; learn how to make a curious cocktail with ingredients you likely have at home with Tory Pratt of Pratt Standard Cocktail Co.; and then we’ll have a fascinating culinary conversation with special guest, James Beard Award-winning culinary historian, Michael W. Twitty!

While you can purchase tickets to just the event, if you purchase a copy of the book with your ticket to this digital launch event, you’ll receive a signed copy of the Gastro Obscura book! We hope you’ll join us for an exciting evening of food, drinks, and wonder! (Book pre-orders will be fulfilled by Brooklyn-based independent bookstore, Books Are Magic, and will be sent out via priority mail on or soon after the book's 10/12 release date. Price includes shipping. Book orders can only be sent to addresses in the U.S. and Canada. Unfortunately, we cannot ship overseas.)

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What Else You Should Know

Once registered, you can access the Zoom room for this experience through your confirmation email or Eventbrite account. Atlas Obscura online experiences are recommended for attendees age 13+.

This Online Experience will be recorded. A temporary link to the recording will be provided in a follow-up email to all ticket holders within 72 hours after the event. Access to this recording will be available for seven days.

We provide closed captioning for all of our Online Experiences, as well as transcripts upon request. Please reach out to us at experiences@atlasobscura.com if you have any questions, requests, or access needs.

This event is one of Atlas Obscura’s Online Experiences. At Atlas Obscura, our mission has always been to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. Now, more than ever, there’s a need to stay connected—not only to our sense of wonder, but to each other.

We encourage you to follow and share the hashtag #AOExperiences for more incredible online experiences and our newest addition of Online Courses with Atlas Obscura and our friends. And check out AtlasObscura.com, the definitive guide to the world’s hidden wonders, to keep virtually exploring the world through the website’s atlas of amazing places, unique stories, and videos.

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