Salvador Dali's artistic cookbook
'Les Diners De Gala'
Best known for his striking and eccentric art work, Dali is one of the world's most celebrated artists, with the recent discovery of his rare cookbook, Les Diners de Gala, showing his passion for fine dining as well art.
"One can chose not to eat, one cannot accept to eat poorly" - Salvador Dali.
The unique and unknown cookbook contains 136 recipes in 12 categories, with recipes ranging from Peacock a l’Impériale, (made with quail), Avocado toast (with lamb brains) to a whole chapter on snails.
The book also contains details of Dali's preferred diet, "I attribute capital esthetic and moral values to food in general, and to spinach in particular. The opposite of shapeless spinach, is armor. I love eating suits of arms, in fact, I love all shell fish... food that only a battle to peel makes it vulnerable to the conquest of our palate," states Dali in Les Diners de Gala.
In conjunction with the release of the book Dali also created 12 lithographs, incorporating his surrealist touch on some of his favorite dishes.