The project involves elaborate planning and staging to capture precise recreations of fictional foods

French photographer Charles Roux is creating beautifully staged photographic recreations of famous meals from literature.

For instance, the transcendental moment when the narrator of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time tasted a madeleine is described as such: “No sooner had the warm liquid, and the crumbs with it, touched my palate, a shudder ran through my whole body, and I stopped, intent upon the extraordinary changes that were taking place. An exquisite pleasure had invaded my senses, but individual, detached, with no suggestion of its origin…”

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