(From Lost at e Minor) Weird is timeless. And if we had to pick an artist who embodies that, it would be no other than the great Salvador Dalí. Nearly three decades after the Spanish surrealist painter’s death, his cooking is still hitting bookstore shelves. Your move, Nigella.
Publishing house Taschen is issuing a reprint of Les Diners de Gala for the first time since 1973 (when Dali was 69), with “136 recipes over 12 chapters, specially illustrated by Dalí, and organized by meal courses, including aphrodisiacs.”
For Dalí fans, the cookbook’s art remains representative of the artist’s style, but perhaps the main selling point will be his lesser known devotion to cooking. “At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since,” he once said.
Whether you’re in for the art, curious about the recipes, or simply respect the man, Les Diners de Gala should take you on a wild ride through Dalí’s imagination, one shellfish entrée at a time.
Purchase your copy here.