"Fictitious Dishes" Depicts Literature's Most Memorable Meals
Those who spent their childhood with noses in books will likely be tickled by “Fictitious Dishes,” a stunning collection of intricately-staged photographs of literary meals by the artist Dinah Fried.
The book, which hit shelves April 15 and runs about $20, is like an edible walk through your high school English curriculum. “The Great Gatsby”? Check. “On the Road”? Here, too. “The Catcher in the Rye”? Well, of course.
Take a look at some of our favorite photos below.
"The Great Gatsby"
All photos credit: Dinah Fried
“On buffet tables, garnished with glistening hors-d’oeuvre, spiced baked hams crowded against salads of harlequin designs and pastry pigs and turkeys bewitched to a dark gold.”
“Our appetites being sharpened by the frosty voyage, and in particular, Queequeg seeing his favorite fishing food before him, and the chowder being surpassingly excellent, we despatched it with great expedition…”
"On the Road"
“But I had to get going and stop moaning, so I picked up my bag, said so long to the old hotelkeeper sitting by his spittoon, and went to eat. I ate apple pie and ice cream — it was getting better as I got deeper into Iowa, the pie bigger, the ice cream richer.”