Fictitious Dishes by Dinah Fried
Ever come across something that makes you say aloud, “What a great idea! Wish I would have thought of that!” That’s exactly how we reacted when we stumbled upon this gem of a book.
Fried (isn’t that a perfect name?) interprets and recreates tablescapes from contemporary and classic literature, photographs them, and then offers tasty tidbits of information about the food featured and the literature, as well as anecdotes about the authors’ culinary preferences.
Covering 50 works, from the tea party in Alice in Wonderland to the buffet table from The Great Gatsby to the parsed grapefruit in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fried has brought literary scenes to life in thoughtful and bold visual interpretations.
Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals
by Dinah Fried (Harper Design, 2014)
Genre: Coffee table book
Perfect for: Bibliophiles and trivia geeks