5 unforgettable meals from literature, recreated
Dinah Fried's three loves: books, photography, food.
Though she may call it one, Dinah Fried's amusing new book, "Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature's Most Memorable Meals," is like no other photo album we've seen.
From "Alice in Wonderland" to "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," the designer and photographer chose a variety of famous literary meals, whipped them up in her kitchen, and photographed them.
In an interview with Bon Appétit magazine, Fried said she scavenged thrift stores and friends' kitchens to find "the perfect fork, water glass, doily, pepper grinder, or what have you" for each meal.
Keep scrolling to see some of the meals she recreated, along with the excerpts that inspired them.
The book emerged from a series of five photographs taken by Fried in her college years. She interpreted meals from both contemporary and classic literature and created table spreads for each.
In "Fictitious Dishes," Fried combines photographs of 50 place settings with the literary passages that inspired them. She has shared five of those photographs with Business Insider, beginning with...
"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," by Hunter S. Thompson
"The Catcher in the Rye," by J.D. Salinger
"Moby Dick or the Whale," by Herman Melville
"The Great Gatsby," by F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Oliver Twist," by Charles Dickens