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Salvador Dalí’s Cookbook Is What You Need For Christmas (Dinner)

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Photo via theguardian.com
Photo via theguardian.com

I know, I know, Christmas is still rather far away. But how can one avoid to think about holidays feasts when he or she finds him/herself face to face with Salvador Dalí’s cookbook? He or she cannot, that is for sure, avoid naughty, mouth-watering thoughts.

It all began when Taschen decided to bring Le diners de Gala back to the common shelves and hopefully in many, many kitchens. Inspired by the opulent dinner parties thrown by Dalí and his wife Gala, the book is the perfect combination of surrealism and a thing for decadent food. Published for the first time in 1973, it includes 136 recipes decorated with illustrations (by Dalí, of course).

He himself introduced his book like so:

Les diners de Gala is uniquely devoted to the pleasures of taste… 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’ve been warned. Here is, as it is our custom, a sneak peek.

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