(Salvador Dali’s, not mine).

“I sometimes think you are barking,” my daughter commented, studying me with a beady eye on me and one on this:


I actually learned about this innovative way of cooking chicken from my neighbour in Jakarta.  Inge had just stood a chicken on a can of Guinness stout and roasted the chicken.  I did the same, after slathering it with goose fat.

The resultant meat was delicious and succulent, tenderised by the Guinness and hours in the slow oven. I used the Guinness from this to make a rich gravy to go with the chicken.

If you are interested in exotic cuisine, look no further than Salvador Dali’s highly graphically mind-blowing cookbook, Les dinner de Gala, named after his wife and muse, Gala. Sensual, imaginative and exotic, I can’t wait to get my hands on my copy: my partner had bought me a copy for my birthday 🙂

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I saw the inscription for me, in which he wrote, “Thank you for making my utilitarian life magical”. No big deal for me. I love doing it, because often, it takes so little to put joy into living. This was a dinner made from food bought cheaply from the street ❤