The connection between literature and food is a long and storied one. After all, literature is reflection of or commentary on life, and food is what sustains that life, so it’s no wonder that we think they’re meant to be together. Or maybe we’re just trying to support our snacking-and-reading habit. Either way, we love this photo series from the aptly-named graphic designer Dinah Fried, entitled Fictitious Dishes, wherein Fried recreates the famous meals from some of our favorite classic novels. And man, does that clam chowder look good — maybe we finally understand why Melville spent a whole chapter talking about it.
Fictitious Dishes: The Catcher in the Rye
Fictitious Dishes: Oliver Twist
Fictitious Dishes: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Fictitious Dishes: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Fictitious Dishes: Moby Dick