The Most Memorable Meals From Classic Books Brought To Life

October 15, 2014 2:23 PM

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The Most Memorable Meals From Classic Books Brought To Life

Dinah Fried reads some 25 books in a year and listens to a dozen more -- but no matter how riveting the plot, she's always most absorbed by what the characters eat. "I read Heidi more than 20 years ago and can still taste the toasted cheese on bread her grandfather serves her," says Fried, 33, a graphic designer. "It's comfort food. It struck a chord."

So in January 2012, when Fried, then a graduate student at the Rhode Island School of Design, was assigned to photograph a series of tabletops, everything clicked: She would re-create food scenes -- preparing the dishes described and curating props that fit the vibe -- from five works of fiction, st...

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