10/14/14

Fictitious Dishes

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!
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
by Hunter S. Thompson
“‘You goddamn honkies are all the same.’ By this time he’d opened a new bottle of tequila and was quaffing it down….He sliced the grapefruit into quarters...then into eighths...then sixteenths...then he began slashing aimlessly at the residue.”


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.”
Heidi
by Johanna Spyri
“The kettle soon began to boil, and meanwhile the old man held a large piece of cheese on a long iron fork over the fire, turning it round and round till it was toasted a nice golden yellow color on each side. Heidi watched all that was going on with eager curiosity.”
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.”


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