From a wonderful photo album "Fictitious Dishes" where the designer and photographer Dinah Fried imagines iconic meals from famous contemporary and classic novels. Here: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
"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.
"It was made of small juicy clams, scarcely bigger than hazelnuts, mixed with pounded ship biscuit, and salted pork cut up into little flakes; the whole enriched with butter, and plentifully seasoned with pepper and salt." (Moby-Dick by Herman Melville)
Fictitious Dishes: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 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.