IL GRANDE GATSBY-F. Scott Fitzgerald
“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.”
Quando ero piccola mi dicevano che a tavola era maleducazione leggere!
Chissà cosa direbbero a Dinah Fried, designer e scrittrice, che ha cucinato, allestito e infine fotografato piatti ispirati a famosi romanzi della storia della letteratura. Da Kafka, passando per Proust fino a Kerouac, ecco il progetto Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals.
Ogni foto inoltre è accompagnata da una citazione originale ripresa dal libro.
When I was a child my parents used to tell me that reading at the table was really a misbehaviour!
Guess what they would tell Dinah Fried, writer and designer, that cooked, styled and photographed herself some amazing dishes inspired to nearly two centuries of famous fiction. From The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, through Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust, to On the Road by Jack Kerouac, have a look to the project Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals.
Each photo is matched with a quote from the classic text.
MOBY DICK-Herman Melville
“Our appetites being sharpened by the frosty voyage, and in particular, Queequeg seeing his favorite fishing food before him, and the chowder being surpassingly excellent, we despatched it with great expedition…”
ALICE NEL PAESE DELLE MERAVIGLIE-Lewis Carroll
“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 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.”
OLIVER TWIST-Charles Dickens
“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.”
SULLA STRADA-Jack Kerouac
“But I had to get going and stop moaning, so I picked up my bag, said so long to the old hotelkeeper sitting by his spittoon, and went to eat. I ate apple pie and ice cream — it was getting better as I got deeper into Iowa, the pie bigger, the ice cream richer.”
DALLA PARTE DI SWANN-Marcel Proust
“One day in winter, as I came home, my mother, seeing that I was cold, suggested that, contrary to my habit, I have a little tea. I refused at first and then, I do not know why, changed my mind. She sent for one of those squat, plump cakes called petites madeleines…”
LA CAMPANA DI VETRO-Sylvia Plath
“Then I tackled the avocado and crabmeat salad…Every Sunday my grandfather used to bring me an avocado pear hidden at the bottom of his briefcase under six soiled shirts and the Sunday comic.”
IL GIOVANE HOLDEN-J.D. Salinger
“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.”
UOMINI CHE ODIANO LE DONNE-Stieg Larsson
“She improvised bandages and covered the wound with a makeshift compress. Then she poured the coffee and handed him a sandwich. ‘I’m really not hungry,’ he said. ‘I don’t give a damn if you’re hungry. Just eat,’ Salander commanded, taking a big bite of her own cheese sandwich.”
IL BUIO OLTRE LA SIEPE-Harper Lee
“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.”
UNA BANDA DI IDIOTI-J. K. Toole
“Stopping before the narrow garage, he sniffed the fumes from Paradise with great sensory pleasure, the protruding hairs in his nostrils analyzing, cataloging, categorizing, and classifying the distinct odors of the hot dog, mustard, and lubricant.”
IL GIARDINO SEGRETO-F. H. Burnett
“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.”
PAURA E DISGUSTO A LAS VEGAS-Hunter S. Thompson
“‘You goddamn honkies are all the same.’ By this time he’d opened a new bottle of tequila and was quaffing it down….He sliced the grapefruit into quarters…then into eighths…then sixteenths…then he began slashing aimlessly at the residue.”
LA METAMORFOSI-Franz Kafka
“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; a dry roll and some bread spread with butter and salt….”