You Can Finally Own A Copy Of Salvador Dali's Bizarre Cookbook

​ "Thousand year old eggs,"​ anyone?

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Here's something you might not know about the surrealist icon Salvador Dali: He wrote his own cookbook. And now, after 40 years out of print, it has been republished. 

Yes, it's as weird as you'd expect.

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Titled Les Diners de Gala, Salvador was obviously not a fan of #eatclean as he opens the faithfully accurate reprint by Taschen with: "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."

Featuring 136 recipes over 12 chapters - all illustrated by Dalí. The chapters are organised by meal courses, including aphrodisiacs and snippets of personal philosophy like: "The jaw is our best tool to grasp philosophical knowledge."

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While the recipe names and accompanying artwork are typically surreal, with names like: "Thousand Year Old Eggs", "Veal Cutlets Stuffed With Snails", "Frog Pasties", you can actually cook all the dishes presented in the book, although you might need a stocked fridge and a bit of know how.

Away from the canvas, Dalí and his wife, Gala had a reputation for hosting wild and elaborate dinner parties, where guests wore costumes, live monkeys wandered the room, and food arrived at the table served in satin slippers, which sounds like a bit of fun, doesn't it?

 Take a look at some more images from the book below.