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  • Writer's pictureAshley Mongrain

Gastro: A Food Adventurer's Guide

Updated: Dec 15, 2021

Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐

"Wonder is around every corner, and on every plate."


Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide by Cecily Wong and Dylan Thuras is an Atlas Obscura book all about food from around the world.

Full of delightful and sometimes strange facts and tidbits of history about food. It was fascinating reading about all the different kinds of food and festivities as well as the addition of unique dining locations. Some made me rather hungry, while others made me scrunch up my nose a bit. It was also a nice treat to see that a lot of the locations mentioned from Canada I have been to and tried.

As for the format of the book, I did have a bit of a hard time reading this as the PDF was so large that it scrolled down at an excruciating pace. Aside from that, the colour scheme and the layout was very appealing to the eyes. It was fun and colourful, the the 'where to find it' section on the side was very smart. The only thing that didn't work as well was when text was superimposed over a full-page image as it was a bit hard to read the text.

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