Gastro Obscura with Author Dylan Thuras at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library

We are so pleased to partner with Arlington Heights Memorial Library, as we host New York Times best-selling author Dylan Thuras, co-author of Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's GuideBooks will be available for sale and signing! This in-person event is free and open to the public, registration is required. Please CLICK HERE to register with the library, or visit HERE for more information. 

About the Book: Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide is a breathtaking guide that takes a whirlwind tour of more than 500 unexpected dishes, unique ingredients, and fascinating culinary traditions from around the world, transforming 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? Dig in with author Dylan Thuras and feed your sense of wonder.

“This book is an incredible celebration of diversity – the many fascinating ways that humanity has figured out how to feed itself.” —Jose Andres, Chef, Restaurateur, Founder of World Central Kitchen

“Thumbing through this exquisite guide kept me at the breakfast table until dinner time.” —Kyle MacLachlan, Actor and Vintner

About the Author: Dylan Thuras is the co-founder of Atlas Obscura, the co-author of the Atlas Obscura book, and the host of the AO Youtube series 100 Wonders. He and his co-founder Josh started Atlas Obscura because they felt the world was still this huge, bizarre, vast place filled with astounding stuff. With Atlas they share their sense of wonder at this truly strange world we live in. Thuras is also the father of the two cutest, most charming children in the world and does a lot of embarrassing dad stuff these days. Visit to learn more. 


Event date: 

Monday, September 26, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Event address: 

Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N. Dunton Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide (Atlas Obscura) By Cecily Wong, Dylan Thuras, Atlas Obscura Cover Image
ISBN: 9781523502196
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 12th, 2021

A New York Times, USA Today, and national indie bestseller.

A Feast of Wonder!
Created by the ever-curious minds behind Atlas Obscura, this breathtaking guide transforms our sense of what people around the world eat and drink.