The Great Gatsby

Graphic designer Dinah Fried's new book Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature's Most Memorable Meals is full of photographs, all shot from above and each one of food — literary food, to be exact.

From the watery gruel in Oliver Twist to a grilled mutton kidney in Ulysses to intricate "salads of harlequin designs" in The Great Gatsby, the book is a tribute to the tastes of authors and their readers.

1. "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 by F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

2. "By this 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)"

Alice in Wonderland

3. " '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)

The Secret Garden

4. "There was a deep little hollow where you could build a sort of tiny oven with stones and roast potatoes and eggs in it." (The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett)”

The Metamorphosis

5. "There were old, half-rotten vegetables; bones from the evening meal, covered in white sauce that had gone hard; a few raisins and almonds; some cheese that Gregor had declared inedible two days before ..." (The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka)
那儿有一些半腐的蔬菜,晚餐留下的骨头,上面还有一些变硬的酱料,几粒葡萄干和杏仁,一些奶酪,格列高两天前就说那奶酪不能吃了…… ——卡夫卡《变形记》


6. "It was made of small juicy clams, scarcely bigger than hazelnuts, mixed with pounded ship biscuit, and salted pork cut up into little flakes; the whole enriched with butter, and plentifully seasoned with pepper and salt." (Moby-Dick by Herman Melville)

The Catcher in the Rye

7. "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. " (The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger)

The Bell Jar

8. "He taught me how to eat avocados by melting grape jelly and french dressing together in a saucepan and filling the cup of the pear with the garnet sauce. " (The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath)