Dali's Surreal Palate

Salvador Dali - the 20th century's most famous surrealist painter - was oddly inspired by food. In nearly half of his paintings include food as symbolism; they lurk in his paintings as metaphors for everything from the Spanish Civil War to sexual impotence to cannibalism. Next week, Philadelphia will go Dali crazy, welcoming a long-awaited three-month exhibit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Preparation hasn't been limited to the museum. Chefs across town recognize the important link between Dali's art and his love of food, and as a result, 147 restaurants will prepare Dali inspirations on their menus. For the full story - click the title Irish Art