Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals is a book of fifty photographs of meals from celebrated literature—ranging from The Secret Garden to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
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Dinah Fried began Fictitious Dishes as a series of five photographs when she was a student at Rhode Island School of Design. Now it’s a book that serves up a delectable assortment of photographic interpretations of culinary moments from contemporary and classic literature. Showcasing famous meals including the madcap tea party from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the watery gruel from Oliver Twist, the lavish chicken breakfast from To Kill a Mockingbird, the stomach-turning avocado-and-crabmeat salad from The Bell Jar, and the seductive cupcakes from The Corrections, this unique volume pairs each place setting with the text from the book that inspired its creation. Interesting food facts and entertaining anecdotes about the authors, their work, and their culinary predilections complete this charming book, which is sure to whet the appetites of lovers of great literature and delicious dishes.
Publisher: HarperCollins | Publication Date: 4.15.2014 | ISBN 978-0-06-227983-5 | Hardcover | 128 pages | 8.25 inches x 5.875 inches | Full-color throughout
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