product description page

Dalí : Les Diners De Gala (Hardcover) (Salvador (CON) Dalu00ed)

Dalí : Les Diners De Gala (Hardcover) (Salvador (CON) Dalu00ed) - image 1 of 1

about this item

Gala dinner: Salvador Dalí’s surrealist cookbookLes 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 DalíFood 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 bySalvador Dalí (1904–1989) and his wife and muse, Gala (1894–1982) were the stuff of legend. Luckily for us, Dalí 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 twelve chapters,specially illustrated by Dalí, and organized by meal courses, includingaphrodisiacs. The illustrations and recipes are accompanied by Dalí’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. This is cuisine of the old school, with meals by leading French chefs from such stellar Paris restaurants asLasserre, La Tour d’Argent, Maxim’s, and Le Train Bleu. Good taste, however ******, never goes out of fashion. In making this exceptionally rare book available to a wide audience, TASCHEN bringsan artwork, a practical cookbook, and a multisensory adventure to today’s kitchens.
Number of Pages: 320.0
Genre: Art, Cooking + Food + Wine
Sub-Genre: General, Entertaining
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
Author: Salvador (CON) Dalu00ed
Language: English
Street Date: November 20, 2016
TCIN: 51410594
UPC: 9783836508766
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-4307

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.