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Salvador Dalí’s Eccentric Cookbook Is Being Reissued for the First Time in Over 40 Years

Melanie Wong | May 26, 201910:46 AM     2

" . . . The book, which includes 136 recipes divided into 12 chapters, is arranged by courses—including aphrodisiacs. Aside from his illustrations, Dalí’s musings are scattered through the publication, giving insight into his philosophy on gustatory delights. If, as the artist proclaims, 'the jaw is our best tool to grasp philosophical knowledge,' he does well to display the bizarre and decadent aspects of cuisine. 'Thousand Year Old Eggs,' 'Veal Cutlets Stuffed With Snails,' 'Frog Pasties,' and 'Toffee with Pine Cones' are all on the menu, with sometimes unsettling imagery to match. Overtones of cannibalism also creep into the work—for instance, an armless woman with a skirt formed from lobster stands atop of pile of dead bodies, many with severed heads. . . "

Salvador Dalí's Eccentric Cookbook Is Being Reissued for the First Time in Over 40 Years

Legendary, eccentric artist Salvador Dalí declared at age 6 that he wished to become a chef. First published in 1973, Les Diners de Gala was a bizarre

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