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.
Images of premiere production, from Le Gaulois, February 1894
Photographer: Napoleon Sarony Performer: Kathryn Kidder Production: Madame Sans Gene Provenance/Credit: Harvard Theater Collection, TCS 2, Box 313
Paramount, 1924. Directed by Léonce Perret.
Gloria Swanson, 1925
Swanson and Émile Drain (as Napoleon) in Madame Sans-Gêne (1925)
Belgian Poster 1961
Sophia Loren, 1961
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.
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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(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.)