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LES DINERS DE GALA. {Cover title: Salvador Dali: Les diners de Gala.} Translation; originally published 1973 in French by Draeger editeur, Paris. Translated by J. Peter Moore. Benedikt Taschen Verlag GmbH, Cologne, 2016. Original English edition published 1973 by Felicie, Inc., New York. 324 pp. with 133 ills. (93 col.). 31 x 22 cm. ISBN 9783836508766 In English.
Publisher's description: Gala dinner: Salvador Dali's surrealist cookbook 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. Salvador Dali, food and surrealism make perfect bedfellows: Sex and lobsters, collage and cannibalism, the meeting of a swan and a toothbrush on a pastry case. The opulent dinner parties thrown by Salvador Dali (1904-1989) and his wife and muse, Gala (1894-1982) were the stuff of legend. Luckily for us, Dali published a cookbook in 1973, Les diners de Gala, which reveals some of the sensual, imaginative, and exotic elements that made up their notorious gatherings. This reprint features all 136 recipes over 12 chapters, specially illustrated by Dali, and organized by meal courses, including aphrodisiacs. The illustrations and recipes are accompanied by Dali's extravagant musings on subjects such as dinner conversation: The jaw is our best tool to grasp philosophical knowledge. All these rich recipes can be cooked at home, although some will require practiced skill and a well-stocked pantry.
Artist(s):Dali, Salvador
Indexing: Western, Europe — Spain — Post-1970 — Several Media
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 171808
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