Dalí. Les Dîners de Gala
ISBN: 3836508761
EAN13: 9783836508766
Language: English
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 12.00" L x 9.00" W
Weight: 4.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview
Gala dinner: Salvador Dal 's surrealist cookbook Les d ners 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 (1904-1989) and his wife and muse, Gala (1894-1982) 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 reprint features all 136 recipes over 12 chapters , specially 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.