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Salvador Dali Made A Very Strange Cookbook And Now You Can Finally Buy It

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Salvador Dali Made A Very Strange Cookbook And Now You Can Finally Buy It

Dali is famous for his opulent and surreal artwork. But did you know that he also practiced his art in the kitchen?

Believe it or not, Dali dreamed of being a chef as child, long before he became an artist. And in 1973, he published a cookbook to fulfill that dream. The book is called "Les Diner de Gala" and it features a plethora of odd and unusual dishes that are sure to feed the imagination.

You'll find such recipes as “Thousand Year Old Eggs”, “Veal Cutlets Stuffed With Snails”, “Frog Pasties”, and “Toffee with Pine Cones”. This cookbook is not for the faint of heart!

These were the recipes that Dali entertained his guests with during his eccentric dinner parties. Not only were the dishes a little strange, but guests were required to wear utterly bizarre costumes in keeping with Dali's theme of the surreal.

"We would like to state clearly that, beginning with the very first recipes, Les Diners de Gala, with its precepts and its illustrations, is uniquely devoted to the pleasures of Taste. Don’t look for dietetic formulas here," the book explains.

"We intend to ignore those charts and tables in which chemistry takes the place of gastronomy. If you are a disciple of one of those calorie-counters who turn the joys of eating into a form of punishment, close this book at once; it is too lively, too aggressive, and far too impertinent for you."

You can pick up a copy of the reissued cookbook here on Amazon.

Via Salvador Dali Cooks

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