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Famous meals from literature

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While we've spent a large portion of the last month recreating meals from famous movies, a rather dedicated graphic designer called Dinah Fried has decided to go down the literary route.

She chose five meals from classic books and took a set of brilliantly minimalist photos so we can see what they would actually look like.

Unsurprisingly, we'd be choosing the cheese sandwich on toast with a chocolate milkshake from Catcher in the Rye over Oliver Twist's bowl of porridge. That portion looks a bit measly...

The Catcher In The Rye

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Alice In Wonderland

Oliver Twist

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