The Salvador Dali Cookbook is Back!

A rare collection of Salvador Dali’s favorite recipes is being made available after a 40 year absence. It’s been reissued, and will be made widely available just in time for Thanksgiving. 

The book was originally published in 1973, but only 400 were known to exist.  

It was assembled by Dali and his wife Gala, and rest assured it’s no ordinary cook book. Each recipe is paired with a reliably surrealist interpretation from Dali himself. (see below)

The artwork is not a far-cry from Dali’s previous work, for food often figured into his paintings.

Image courtesy of Brainpickings

Readers will learn from the introduction that Dali had some choice words for dieters, claiming “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”.

He also harbored great disdain for spinach, saying “I only like to eat what has clear and intelligible form.”

This is clearly a must have for any Dali fan, and a nice coffee table book for anyone else. 


Featured image courtesy of NGV