Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature's Most Memorable Meals

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Fifty Iconic Culinary Scenes from Literary Classics Sure to Delight Readers, Foodies, and Photo-Junkies Alike

Fictitious Dishes serves up a delectable assortment of photographic interpretations of culinary moments from contemporary and classic literature. Showcasing famous meals such as 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 ...

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Overview

Fifty Iconic Culinary Scenes from Literary Classics Sure to Delight Readers, Foodies, and Photo-Junkies Alike

Fictitious Dishes serves up a delectable assortment of photographic interpretations of culinary moments from contemporary and classic literature. Showcasing famous meals such as 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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780062279835
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/15/2014
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 119,678
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dinah Fried is a designer, art director, and writer. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, her work has been recognized by and featured internationally in various media, such as Bon Appétit, The Guardian, the Huffington Post, New York magazine, The New Yorker, National Public Radio, and Andrew Sullivan’s blog The Dish. Her design clients have included RISD, Chronicle Books, Persea Books, Etruscan Press, Oxford University Press, the School of Visual Arts, and ZONA, among others. Her  work has won an award from Print, and Graphic Design USA named her a “person to watch” in 2012. She lives in San Francisco.

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  • Posted April 30, 2014

    Love the concept of this 'delicious' book. It's my new go to gi

    Love the concept of this 'delicious' book. It's my new go to gift book for readers, eaters and conversationalists. Like all good meals, it leads to remembering and talking; about the book, good food, artifacts, and friendship. I've never focused on the food descriptions in many of these books and so it's like dipping back into old favorites. And, it makes me read more closely the details the author created for us. Five stars from me.

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