Salvador Dali's Surreal Cookbook Is Returning To Bookshelves After A 40 Year Hiatus

Originally published in 1973, and filled with the strangest food porn you've ever seen, Salvador Dalí's surreal cookbook is returning soon to a bookstore near you. Les Diners de Gala is chock-full of unsettling food art and recipes from some of the highest-class restaurants the 1960s and '70s had to offer, including "Frog Pasties" and "Toffee with Pine Cones."


Only a few hundred copies of Les Diners de Gala have survived the 40-plus years since its first and only print run. Those surviving copies sell for hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars today. Taschen's reprint will go for the much more modest cover price of $59.99. The German publisher also sells Dalí by Gilles Néret and Dalí: The Paintings by Robert Descharnes and Néret.

From Taschen:

Dalí: Les Diners de Gala is available for pre-order now. Pick it up from your favorite retailer on Nov. 20.

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