Fictional Feast

Fictitious DishesWhat It Is: A new pint-sized photobook by Dinah Fried that artfully sets up and photographs 50 of literature’s most memorable meals. Each meal is accompanied by the passage in the book that inspired the photograph, as well as some factoids on the author’s actual taste in food as well as some insight into the meals themselves. The photos above, for the record, represent (in clockwise order), Gonzo, The Catcher in the Rye, and Confederacy, but other legendary titles include Oliver Twist, To Kill a Mockingbird, Alice in Wonderland and more. Eat this one up!

Who It’s For: Any literary-minded friend (it’ll change how they read about food in the future). Any foodie-minded friend (especially if they’re into food styling for their job and / or blog). Any pop culture-minded friend (that wants something for people to ooh and ahh over on their coffee table).

What It Costs: The list price is $24.99, but it can be found online for less.

Where It’s At: Bookstores nationwide and online.

Bonus entry into my Shoppers Drug Mart giveaway – tell me in the comments below, would you be interested in checking out this book?

21 Responses to “Fictional Feast”
  1. Debbie Bashford says:

    Very interested in checking out this book!

  2. Katie says:

    Definitely interested in this book – I love both food and photography, so this really appeals to me.

  3. janicour says:

    I would be interested in checking out the book. I think it would make a unique gift for a foodie who likes to read.

  4. Annie D says:

    Yes I would certainly check out this book. I think it would be a fun and interesting addition to my bookshelf

  5. Joan G. says:

    I can’t see me having any interest in this book.

  6. cookie3 says:

    I’d love to check it out because I love to look at pictures of food. But would I buy it? Probably not.

  7. Lisa S says:

    I think this book sounds like fun! a lot of my foodie friends would treasure thsi..

  8. Laura says:

    I love the concept, I will have to track it down and check it out

  9. Holly says:

    It would be interesting to look through but I wouldn’t go out of my way to find it.

  10. Susan says:

    I would love to check out this book — it sounds like fun!

  11. Susan T. says:

    I don’t know that I would be recreating any of the meals but I would love to check it out. I wonder what the Alice and Wonderland meal looks like!

  12. May says:

    I would be interested in this book…neat concept!

  13. Pamalot says:

    I think it is interesting, I wouldn’t mind using some of the recipes/book ideas for book clubs.

  14. Alison K says:

    Shoppers Drug Mart bonus entry: I would be interested in checking out this book just to see if I or my friends could figure them out. Very cute idea.

  15. Kimberley says:

    It would be interesting to browse through, but I don’t think I would buy it.

  16. Jessica says:

    i’m not interested in reading much, so not for me!

  17. Victoria Ess says:

    I would love to have this book!! It looks beautiful!

  18. mousecat says:

    I’d totally be interested in checking out this book!

  19. stacey h says:

    what a great book – i always associate things with food – this would be great for me to remember the ‘classics’

  20. Carol M says:

    Oh yes, right up my alley, love books and food. 🙂

  21. linnett says:

    yup would be interested in this book. thanks

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