1. “Eat me” cake from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
    Lovely illustration by Amber Alexander. 

  2. Babar, Celeste, and Arthur eat pastries in Paris.
    From The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff, 1931. 

  4. The Fictitious Dishes Shop is now open — prints for sale!

    Come and visit at shop.fictitiousdishes.com

    (Shown above: print of John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces)

  5. In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines

    Lived twelve little girls in two straight lines
    In two straight lines they broke their bread
    And brushed their teeth and went to bed…

    ―from Madeline,1939 
     Text and Illustrations by Ludwig Bemelmans

  6. 1963 cover design by Shirley Tucker.

  7. Illustration by Paul Thurlby.

  8. “‘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.’”

    From To Kill a Mockingbird, which is now (finally) an e-book, hooray!

    Photo from Fictitious Dishes.

  9. From Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist. Illustration by George Cruikshank.

  10. A is for Austen, B is for Brönte, C is for Cather…

    Penguin Drop Cap series
    Art Director: Paul Buckley; Type Designer: Jessica Hische