Dalí. Les Dîners de Gala (Hardcover)

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Dalí. Les Dîners de Gala (Hardcover)

By Taschen (Editor)

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"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 Dal 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 Dal and his wife and muse, Gala were the stuff of legend. Luckily for us, Dal 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 volume features all 136 recipes over 12 chapters, delightfully illustrated by Dal , and organized by meal courses, including aphrodisiacs. The illustrations and recipes are accompanied by Dal '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 as Lasserre, La Tour d'Argent, Maxim's, and Le Train Bleu. Good taste, however voluptuous, never goes out of fashion. In making this exceptionally rare book available to a wide audience, TASCHEN brings an artwork, a practical cookbook, and a multisensory adventure to today's kitchens.

Product Details ISBN: 9783836508766
ISBN-10: 3836508761
Publisher: Taschen
Publication Date: September 16th, 2016
Pages: 320
Language: English


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