Dinah Fried’s 'Fictitious Dishes' project is pretty remarkable - definitely one of those creative ideas you really wish you’d had yourself! Table setting by table setting, menu by menu, Dinah interprets and reconstructs culinary moments from contemporary and classic literature and photographs them.
See some favourites below…
The Secret Garden
“Roasted eggs were a previously unknown luxury and very hot potatoes with salt and fresh butter in them were fit for a woodland king—besides being deliciously satisfying.”
“Child as he was, he was desperate with hunger, and reckless with misery. He rose from the table; and advancing to the master, basin and spoon in hand, said: somewhat alarmed at his own temerity: ‘Please, sir, I want some more.’”
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
“‘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.”
The Catcher in the Rye
“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. H. V. Caulfield. Holden Vitamin Caulfield.”
The Great Gatsby
“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 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 yellow color on each side. Heidi watched all that was going on with eager curiosity.”
To Kill A Mockingbird
“‘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.’”
Are you a foodie photographer? Are you unable to resist snapping your Sunday brunch or your deli lunch and sharing it on Instagram? Then show us your dishes! Serve ‘em up with the #Sticky9 tag so we can find you :)
Find out more about Dinah on the Fictitious Dishes website.