Bluecashew Kitchen Pharmacy in Rhinebeck will host an author talk and book-signing with Hudson Valley-based author Dinah Fried for her first tabletop book, Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals. Meet the author and enjoy a tasting of Clinton Vineyards Victory White wine on Saturday, July 26 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Fried began Fictitious Dishes as a series of five photographs taken when she was a student at the Rhode Island School of Design. Those have evolved into an assortment of photographic interpretations of culinary moments from contemporary and classic literature. Showcasing famous meals including the madcap tea party from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (pictured above), the watery gruel from Oliver Twist, the lavish chicken breakfast from To Kill a Mockingbird, the stomach-turning avocado-and-crabmeat salad from The Bell Jar and the seductive cupcakes from The Corrections, Fried pairs each place setting with the text from the book that inspired its creation.