Publishing agency Harper Design came out with a photo album of culinary dishes from literature

Publishing agency Harper Design with Dinah Freid, an American graphic designer, just published an album of literature's most memorable meals

On April, the 15th, Harper Design published Fictitious Dishes – a book by Dinah Freid, a young designer, which overflows with beautiful tableaux of meals found in books.

It only took five years for a series of five food photographs shot by Dinah, then student at the Rhode Island design school, to grow into a full book titled “Fictitious Dishes”. It was published by Harper Collins and is available for sale on Amazon. The book brought together fifty photographs of culinary dishes mentioned in different novels, modern and classic ones. For instance, Dinah reconstructed the mad tea party scene from “Alice In Wonderland”, displayed the looks of Oliver Twist’s porridge and the meal of the “Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas” characters. She also demonstrates what sort of dinners Gatsby’s characters favored in “To Kill A Mockingbird” and”On The Road”. Each photo is accompanied by the novel excerpt that inspired it. Moreover, the photographer added plenty of interesting facts about the dishes, the writers and their culinary passions to the book. Dinah prepared all the dishes singlehandedly. She also acted as the food-stylist.


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“text”: “The tea party scene in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland is iconic, and this photograph imagines the details of the table top—from sugar cubes to pocket watch.”,
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“text”: “This photograph is inspired by Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, which includes an entire chapter dedicated to eating chowder—both clam and cod—at an inn called Try Pots.”,
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“text”: “Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy is not only full of violence and investigative journalism, it is full of open-faced sandwiches and cups of coffee, and this photograph illustrates this frequently eaten combination.”,
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“text”: “«Please, sir, I want some more» is likely the most famous line from Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, and this photograph presents the watery gruel that the orphan, Oliver, desires.”,
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“text”: “This photograph depicts a scene from J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, in which Holden Caulfield stops at a drug store and orders a cheese sandwich and a malted after a very bad date.”,
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Dinah Freid is a designer and an art-director. She studied graphic design and in 2014 founded Small Stuff, a design-studio. Her work was published in The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Bon Appetit, Saveur and others.

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