Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature's Most Memorable Meals, by Dinah Fried.
This is one cool book. It's a small collection of photos, all of which portray the meals of literature's most famous figures. It envisions everyone's plate, from Oliver Twist's gruel, to Alice's tea, to Esther Greenwood's ominous crab-avocado lunch. It's a great interpretation of literary texts, and the pictures are unique, beautiful, and fun. Books and food, food and books. You got to love it!
|Alice's Adventures in Wonderland|
by Lewis Carol
“‘Have some wine,’ the March Hare said in an encouraging tone. Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea.”
|The Catcher in the Rye|
by J.D. Salinger
"“When I’m out somewhere, I generally just eat a Swiss cheese sandwich and a malted milk.
It isn’t much, but you get quite a lot of vitamins in the malted milk. H. V. Caulfield. Holden Vitamin Caulfield.”
|The Great Gatsby|
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
“On buffet tables, garnished with glistening hors-d’oeuvre, spiced baked hams crowded against salads of harlequin designs and pastry pigs and turkeys bewitched to a dark gold.”
The Bell Jar
by Sylvia Plath
“Then I tackled the avocado and crabmeat salad...Every Sunday my grandfather used to bring me an avocado pear hidden at the bottom of his briefcase under six soiled shirts and the Sunday comic.”