"Please Sir, I want some more?!" No one can forget the immortalised words of a young Oliver Twist when he asked for another serving of gruel at the workhouse in Charles Dickens' celebrated novel.
And now thanks toCharles Rouxwe have yet more reasons to remember some more iconic dishes and moments in some of literature's greatest works captured in his creative series of photos forming: 'fictitious feats'.
Trained in both photography and literature, it was perhaps a natural vocation: "the practice of visual arts is widely influenced by literature, painting and cinema; and, starting from various inspirations and sensations" he explains.
"The motif of food is particularly interesting in so far as it deeply reveals everyday life and its rituals, or it is a landmark in in the storytelling. Giving life to the story, food can also define a character or convey another theme" he goes on to say.
Take a look at a few of the famous food scenes below and be whisked into a literary wonderland of your favourite characters and novels. Head to Roux's site for even more defining meals in literature.
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