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Combining our love of food and great literature is American graphic design student Dinah Fried, with her photo project Fictitious Dishes.

ABOVE: Fictitious Dishes - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Fried’s Fictitious Dishes photo series aims to give viewers the opportunity to inhabit the lives of five fictional characters through their meals.

ABOVE: Fictitious Dishes - Moby Dick

Bringing a whole new meaning to the way in which we ‘consume’ literature, for the project, Fried has focused her lens on dishes in Oliver Twist, The Catcher in the Rye, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo and Moby Dick.

ABOVE: Fictitious Dishes - Oliver Twist

By changing the table dressings, condiments, crockery and cutlery, the culinary snapshots are turned into fascinating literary set pieces – from Oliver Twist’s poorhouse breakfast of gruel and water to the indulgent afternoon tea served in Alice in Wonderland.

ABOVE: Fictitious Dishes - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Although she’s currently studying for a Masters in Fine Art at Rhode Island School of Design in New England, Fried’s love of books and literature is clear; she previously completed a BA in English and edited books for HarperCollins, and her other work besides Fictitious Dishes also focus on a visual re-interpretation of classic novels using video and graphics.

ABOVE: Fictitious Dishes - The Catcher in the Rye

All we know is, Fictitious Dishes is one art project that's sure to appeal to foodies and literature lovers alike.

See more of Dinah Fried's work at www.dinahfried.com

What do you think? What other dishes from famous books would you like to see brought to life? Tell us your thoughts on Twitter @StylistMagazine or in the comments section below

Images: Dinah Fried

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