Finally, we’ve found a series that not just lovers of literature and foodies but also photographers will love.
New York City designer and art director Dinah Fried, clearly a devourer of books like many of us, has just released a wonderful book that photographically delves into culinary moments of some of the most beloved books in history. Aptly named Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals, it’s a gorgeous coffee table book that comes with an amazing concept.
Starting as a series of five photographs back in 2012, Fictitious Dishes transformed into an amazing collection of 50 photographs that explore and recreate meals from such classics as The Secret Garden, Moby Dick, and To Kill a Mockingbird, the buffet table in The Great Gatsby, and even teatime and delectable pastries from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Swann’s Way, and On the Road. Each photograph in the book is accompanied by the quotes that stirred their creation.
It’s meticulous, well thought out, and quirky; a vibrant series that is reminiscent of Wes Anderson’s endearing movies except with edibles. Fictitious Dishes is a very inspired project that will definitely appeal as much to your taste buds as your eyes.
Get it on Amazon now and while you wait for your copy, whet your gastronomic and literary appetite with some of the photographs from the book after the jump.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Secret Garden
The Great Gatsby
The Catcher in the Rye
The Bell Jar
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas