"I ate apple pie and ice cream — it was getting better as I got deeper into Iowa, the pie bigger, the ice cream richer." On the Road - Jack Kerouac / Iconic dishes from famous novels / pictures by Dinah Fried
"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 by Herman Melville)
"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.
From a wonderful photo album "Fictitious Dishes" where the designer and photographer Dinah Fried imagines iconic meals from famous contemporary and classic novels. Here: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
'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.' "The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett,
Fictitious Dishes: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 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.