Looking for some new recipes with a little literary cachet? Check out Fictitious Dishes: Elegant and Imaginative Photographs of Meals from Famous Literature from Brain Picking.org. Author Maria Popova reports on “an ingenious project by designer and writer Dinah Fried, who cooks, art-directs, and photographs meals from nearly two centuries of famous fiction. Each photograph is accompanied by the particular passage in which the recipe appeared, as well as a few quick and curious factlets about the respective author, novel, or food.”
How can you go wrong with avocado and crabmeat salad from Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar and “glistening hors-d’oeuvres” from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, not to mention petites madeleines from Marcel Proust’s Swann’s Way? Bon Appétit!
(Hat tip to John Riley of Gabriel Books who alerted us to this fun and fascinating post)