Spaniard Salvador Dalí is better known for his cubism than his cooking, and his iconic melting clock suggests little reason to believe he was conscientious with a kitchen timer. However, Dalí often used food as symbology in his work, or simply to celebrate his favorite cuisine.
“At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since,” he once remarked. Dalí never did serve as a diminutive emperor (he had a whopping one inch of height on the 5′ 7″ Napoleon) but he ascended his own throne in the artistic community.
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And, at the age of 69, Dalí fulfilled his earlier ambition when he wrote and illustrated a titillating cookbook.