‘Kurgusal Tabaklar’: Ünlü edebiyat eserlerindeki yemeklere yakın çekim

Edebiyat eserlerinden ilham alınarak yapılan resimlerin, illüstrasyonların, oyunların ve filmlerin imgelem dünyamızı doldurmasına hepimiz aşinayız. Fakat edebiyat tarihinin en büyük yazarlarının başyapıtlarında tasvir ettikleri yemekleri gerçek hayatta bir sofranın üzerinde görmek bugüne kadar pek de rastladığımız bir şey değildi.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, 1865 'Have some wine,’ the March Hare said in an encouraging tone. Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea.'

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, 1865
‘Have some wine,’ the March Hare said in an encouraging tone. Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea.’

Bir yazar ve tasarımcı olan Dinah Fried tarafından gerçekleştirilen yaratıcı bir projeyle, edebiyat ve sofra arasındaki ilişkinin son derece canlı ve etkileyici bir biçimde masaya yatırıldığına tanık oluyoruz. Fried, Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals (Kurgusal Tabaklar: Edebiyatın En Unutulmaz Yemekleri Albümü) adını verdiği bu fotoğraf albümü için yaklaşık iki yüz yıllık bir zaman diliminde yer alan ünlü edebiyat eserlerindeki yemekleri hazırlayıp sanat yönetmenliğini yaptı ve fotoğrafladı.

Kitapta yer alan her bir fotoğrafın altında da, hazırlanan yemeğin yazarı tarafından tarifinin verildiği pasajlarla birlikte roman, yemek ve yazar hakkında da bazı bilgiler yer alıyor.

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, 1951 'When I’m out somewhere, I generally just eat a Swiss cheese sandwich and a malted milk. It isn’t much, but you get quite a lot of vitamins in the malted milk. H. V. Caulfield. Holden Vitamin Caulfield.'

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, 1951
‘When I’m out somewhere, I generally just eat a Swiss cheese sandwich and a malted milk. It isn’t much, but you get quite a lot of vitamins in the malted milk. H. V. Caulfield. Holden Vitamin Caulfield.’

Söz konusu proje, Fried bundan birkaç yıl önce Rhode Island Tasarım Okulu‘nda öğrenciyken mütevazı bir tasarım denemesi olarak başladı. Fakat konsept o kadar etkliyiciydi ki, kısa bir sürede bir okul projesi olmanın ötesine geçti. Lewis Caroll‘dan Jack Kerouac‘a, Marcel Proust‘tan Franz Kafka‘ya birçok yazarın kitaplarında okuduğumuz bu yemeklerini bir sofranın üzerinde görmenin bu kurgu dünyasına yeni bir boyut kattığına şüphe yok.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925 'On 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.'

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925
‘On 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.’

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, 1851 'Our appetites being sharpened by the frosty voyage, and in particular, Queequeg seeing his favorite fishing food before him, and the chowder being surpassingly excellent, we despatched it with great expedition…'

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, 1851
‘Our appetites being sharpened by the frosty voyage, and in particular, Queequeg seeing his favorite fishing food before him, and the chowder being surpassingly excellent, we despatched it with great expedition…’

Heidi by Joanna Spyri, 1880 '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. Heidi watched all that was going on with eager curiosity.'

Heidi by Joanna Spyri, 1880
‘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. Heidi watched all that was going on with eager curiosity.’

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, 1915 'There were old, half-rotten vegetables; bones from the evening meal, covered in white sauce that had gone hard; a few raisins and almonds; some cheese that Gregor had declared inedible two days before; a dry roll and some bread spread with butter and salt….'

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, 1915
‘There were old, half-rotten vegetables; bones from the evening meal, covered in white sauce that had gone hard; a few raisins and almonds; some cheese that Gregor had declared inedible two days before; a dry roll and some bread spread with butter and salt….’

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson, 1971 ''You goddamn honkies are all the same.’ By this time he’d opened a new bottle of tequila and was quaffing it down….He sliced the grapefruit into quarters...then into eighths...then sixteenths...then he began slashing aimlessly at the residue.'

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson, 1971
”You goddamn honkies are all the same.’ By this time he’d opened a new bottle of tequila and was quaffing it down….He sliced the grapefruit into quarters…then into eighths…then sixteenths…then he began slashing aimlessly at the residue.’

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, 1837 'Child as he was, he was desperate with hunger, and reckless with misery. He rose from the table; and advancing to the master, basin and spoon in hand, said: somewhat alarmed at his own temerity: ‘Please, sir, I want some more.’'

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, 1837
‘Child as he was, he was desperate with hunger, and reckless with misery. He rose from the table; and advancing to the master, basin and spoon in hand, said: somewhat alarmed at his own temerity: ‘Please, sir, I want some more.’’

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, 1960 ''Gracious alive, Cal, what’s all this?’ He was staring at his breakfast plate. Calpurnia said, ‘Tom Robinson’s daddy sent you along this chicken this morning. I fixed it.’ ‘You tell him I’m proud to get it — bet they don’t have chicken for breakfast at the White House.’'

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, 1960
”Gracious alive, Cal, what’s all this?’ He was staring at his breakfast plate. Calpurnia said, ‘Tom Robinson’s daddy sent you along this chicken this morning. I fixed it.’ ‘You tell him I’m proud to get it — bet they don’t have chicken for breakfast at the White House.’’

Swann's Way by Marcel Proust, 1913 'One day in winter, as I came home, my mother, seeing that I was cold, suggested that, contrary to my habit, I have a little tea. I refused at first and then, I do not know why, changed my mind. She sent for one of those squat, plump cakes called petites madeleines…'

Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust, 1913
‘One day in winter, as I came home, my mother, seeing that I was cold, suggested that, contrary to my habit, I have a little tea. I refused at first and then, I do not know why, changed my mind. She sent for one of those squat, plump cakes called petites madeleines…’

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  • Çok beğendim hepsini. Bir tek o deniz kabuğunu kaldırmak isterdim Moby-Dick’ten.