I discovered Dinah by chance, and I fell in love with her immediately. Dinah Fried is a designer and art director, and in 2014, she co-founded the Small Stuff, a design studio based in New York. Graduated at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she earned an MFA in Graphic Design; her work has been widely recognized and featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The New Yorker, Saveur, etc..

But what struck me about Dinah? Her project, Fictitious Dishes and her extreme helpfulness and kindness. Fictitious Dishes is her first book, published in April of this year by HarperCollins Publishers and is a beautiful and graceful photo book that chronicles by images the 50 most famous meals of literature: from Alice in Wonderland to Heidi, through Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Metamorphosis. Interesting food facts and entertaining anecdotes about the authors, their work, and their culinary predilections complete this charming book.

Bon appétit!

Fictitious Dishes: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Caroll (Alice nel Paese delle Meraviglie) © DINAH FRIED


FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS by Hunter S. Thompson (Paura e Delirio a Las Vegas) © DINAH FRIED


HEIDI by Johanna Spyri (Heidi) © DINAH FRIED

Fictitious_Dishes_MOBY-DICK OR THE WHALE

MOBY DICK by Herman Melville (Moby Dick) © DINAH FRIED

Fictitious_Dishes_OLIVER TWIST

OLIVER TWIST by Charles Dickens (Oliver Twist) © DINAH FRIED

Fictitious_Dishes_ON THE ROAD

ON THE ROAD by Jack Kerouac (Sulla strada) © DINAH FRIED