The Cookbook by Dali: Les diners de Gala

The Cookbook by Dali: Les diners de Gala

Taschen publishers strike again! This year they re-published Dali’s cookbook ‘Les diners de Gala’ which was first published in 1973.

Dali’s cookbook has 136 recipes, some illustrated by Mr. Dalí himself. All these recipes are cuisine of the old school, with recipes by leading French chefs from restaurants as Lasserre, La Tour d’Argent, Maxim’s, and Le Train Bleu. So: let’s return to the Seventies and dress the roast with frilly socks, like the photo in the book suggests. Needless to say we, at Mimi Berlin, feel that this book is proper Christmas gift. If you’re not a fan of Dali try to find a copy of ‘In cucina con amore’ (1971) a cookbook by Sophia Loren; which has been re-published in several languages as well, it’s also an always-okay-gift for sure.

Madame Sans-Gêne

Madame Sans-Gêne

Madame Sans-Gêne is a historical comedy-drama by Victorien Sardou and Émile Moreau, about the life of Cathérine Hübscher, an outspoken 18th-century laundress who became the Duchess of Danzig. It premiered at the Théâtre du Vaudeville, Paris, on 27 October 1893, starring Réjane in the title role. The play was revived many times in France and toured in the English provinces in 1897. It was also adapted as an opera, in 1915, and several times for film.

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From Miss Atomic Bomb to Miss Flipper

From Miss Atomic Bomb to Miss Flipper

And every crowned beauty pageant Miss inbetween. The list of strange pageants is long; how about Miss Portable Radio, or our favorite Miss Magic Marker!? You want to see more Queens? Visit the links below or otherwise click More Beauty Queens on this blog (img via retrogasm/ thevintagenews / victoriarios555)

These are not Spectacles!


Hello, hereby a gathering of photo’s of celebs from yesteryear, looking through things. A Shoe, a chair, a pretzel and cheese! Anyway, anything other than spectacles, how fun!

These are not Spectacles ferragamo
Salvatore Ferragamo looking through a vinyl sole of one of his shoes in 1955. (img via)

These are not Spectacles Loren
Sophia Loren looking through a pretzel.

These are not Spectacles Mansfield
Jayne Mansfield looking through cheese.
These are not Spectacles Bardot

Brigitte Bardot looking through a chair. (img via)

Mimi Berlin’s Rebus puzzle #1

Light entertainment

Why don’t you solve this Brainbreaker Rebus made by Mimi Berlin today? Give yourself some relax-time with some light entertainment!

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rebus loren and mansfield cleavage

(Image credits: From top to bottom: antique prosthetic eye available from just let me bead (buy). Natalia, portrait by Solve Sundsbo, 2002. Pink GIF (via). Hand via @FolksRules on Twitter. Sophia and Jayne dining photo by Joe Shere, 1958.)

click here to see the answer to this rebus puzzle