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Salvador Dali’s Bizarre Surrealist Cookbook Republished After 40 Years
By Sophia Hyder, 05 Oct 2016
Surrealist artist Salvador Dali is perhaps best known for his painting of melting clocks, or for his zany moustache.
Published only in 1973, Les Diners de Gala is a cookbook penned and illustrated by the artist, whose childhood dream was to be a chef. The cookbook comprises 136 recipes over 12 chapters, with one full chapter being dedicated to aphrodisiacs.
Recipes in the book include ‘Thousand Year Old Eggs’, ‘Frog Pasties’, and ‘Toffee With Pine Cones’.
As expected of Dali, the cookbook is illustrated with bizarre collages, paintings, and compositions. From a tower of crayfish, to a plate of eggs that resemble his melting clocks painting, The Persistence of Memory.
Only 400 copies of the book are known to have survived. Now, Taschen has republished the book, which is now available for pre-order at $59.99.
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