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Apr 28 2014

Literary Meals Recreated

by Jesse M

The great gatsby food spread

“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 Great Gatsby

My fellow bloggers and I have written before on the topic of meals and recipes inspired by descriptions of food in books (see previous posts here and here), so when I came across photos of Dinah Fried’s recreations of famous meals from classic literature I knew I had to feature them here. Fried has derived inspiration for her arrangements from a variety of sources, including A Confederacy of Dunces, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and many more. You can view a collection of her photography here. Although most of the dishes will make your mouth water, a couple are decidedly unappetizing (such as the days old pile of food inspired by a passage from Kafka’s Metamorphosis or the gruel from Oliver Twist), so consider yourself warned!

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Dea Anne M April 28, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Wow, what a great photography project! Thanks for the fun post, Jesse.

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