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Foodie Friday- Fictitious Dishes

Friday, May 2, 2014

Have you heard about this book yet? It contains photographs and quotes from some of fiction's most memorable dishes. A truly delightful and delectable idea don't you think!?



Here is a little taste of what you will find inside the book.

Clockwise from top left:

1. "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 color on each side. Heidi watched all that was going on with eager curiosity. " (Heidi by Johanna Spyri)

2. "By the time he'd opened a new bottle of tequila and was quaffing it down. Then he grabbed a grapefruit and sliced it in half with a Gerber mini-magnum- a stainless-steel hunting knife with a blade like a fresh-honed razor. (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson)

3. “‘Gracious alive, Cal, what’s all this?’ He was staring at his breakfast plate. Calpurnia said, ‘Tom Robinson’s daddy sent you along this chicken this morning. I fixed it.’ ‘You tell him I’m proud to get it—bet they don’t have chicken for breakfast at the White House.’” (To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.)

4. " '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." (Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll)


Among the other 50 dishes she has photographed in this book, I am most excited about the dirt from, "One Hundred Years of Solitude", potatoes from, "The Secret Garden", stuffed avocados from, "The Bell Jar", and Turkish Delight from, "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe."


About the Author



Dinah Fried is the co-founder of the design studio, Small Stuff, based in New York city. She has an MFA in graphic design and her work has been featured in such publications as, The Guardian, Huffington Post, The New Yorker, Bon Appetit, and Saveur, just to name a few. "Fictitious Dishes" is her first published book. Check out more about Dinah and her literary dishes on her website and in her recent interview with NPR.

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