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Literary meals

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  • Title: Literary meals
  • Language: English
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  • Federica Fragapane (Full infographic)

Artwork for Visual Data, the column on “La Lettura”, the cultural supplement of “Corriere Della Sera”.

The visualization shows the meals described in 49 novels. The descriptions and the novels have been selected by Dinah Fried, who has collected them in the book Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals. For each novel are indicated: author, title, year of publication and meals mentioned in the description. For each meal are indicated: type of food, predominant compound (carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins or other) and calories. For each novel is shown the total glycemic load.

Sources:
Dinah Fried, Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals, New York, Harper Design, 2014;
carbs-information.com;
usda.gov

Shortlisted at KANTAR Information is Beautiful Awards.

Illustrations and data visualization by Federica Fragapane

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