Hump Day Snack: Fictitious Dishes

By: Jamie Lisanti

Culinary moments in literature can be as unforgettable as the stories themselves. From the mad tea party in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, to the lavish buffet-dinner spread in The Great Gatsby, rich food descriptions draw the reader in, conveying the personalities of characters and helping bring the scene to life.  Channel your inner bookworm and satisfy your appetite with Dinah Fried’s new photography book, Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals. Pulled from nearly 200 years of celebrated fiction, Fried’s book features photographs of recreated meals and table settings, like the chicken dish from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and the gruel that led Oliver Twist to beg a second helping. Each photograph has an accompanying excerpt from its novel, making it a full meal of literary deliciousness.

You can find more photos from Dinah Fried’s book here, or check out Cooking Channel’s take on your favorite foods in fiction:

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