Fictitious Dishes for Book Lovers and Foodies Alike

Photographs of Meals from Books

“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 color on each side.” Heidi. Source: NPR

Dinah Fried still remembers reading about the gooey cheese-covered toast in Heidi as a young kid. In fact, she feels most proud of the photographs that capture and recreate meals from her favorite childhood literature. The Fictitious Dishes project is a spectacular, heartwarming nod to over two centuries of food and literature. Fit for both bibliophiles and foodies alike, the photo book renders into reality meals from our favorite stories.

Moby Dick Fictitious Dishes

“It was made of small juicy clams, scarcely bigger than hazelnuts, mixed with pounded ship biscuit, and salted pork cut up into little flakes; the whole enriched with butter, and plentifully seasoned with pepper and salt.” Moby-Dick. Source: NPR

Fictitious Dishes and Madelines

“She sent out for one of those short, plump little cakes called petites madeleines, which look as though they had been moulded in the fluted scallop of a pilgrim’s shell.” Swan’s Way. Source: Idea Stream


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Hubert Blanz Explores Urban Spaces in Hectic Highway Photos

Photos of City From Above

Source: Zeitraumzeit

Anyone who has ever traversed the busy streets of a crowded city will immediately relate to the overwhelming chaos that defines Hubert Blanz’s photography. His artwork is devoid of people, but full of complex architecture. By stacking and manipulating images of roads, homes and cars atop one another, Blanz creates an urban nightmare in which concrete pandemonium reigns. The series, Roadshow, builds upon images of pre-existing roads, intersections, freeways and bridges to create a masterpiece that’s equal parts overwhelming and intriguing.

Roadshow Photographs

Source: Hubert Blanz

Roadshow 4 by Hubert Blanz

Source: Hubert Blanz

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Gwen Verdon Perched On A New York Rooftop In 1953

Gwen Verdon NYC Rooftop 1953

Perhaps the pinnacle of 1950s American glamour, actress and dancer Gwen Verdon perches on a New York rooftop for a Look Magazine photo shoot. Verdon’s fire engine red hair provided a nice juxtaposition for the shoot’s theme: “Midsummer Fantasies: How to Keep Cool in a Heat Wave”.

A Panoramic Video Camera Shows A Man Riding Around A Tiny World

Watch one man’s first attempt to create a 360° spherical panorama video using 6 GoPro Cameras in 3D printed mount. We’d say it worked out pretty well.