Have you checked out the Instagram feed for @BookCookLook? It's beautifully curated and includes dishes made with books in mind.
With permission from Holly Berfield - the person behind @BookCookLook, I have created this assignment for students to summarize/review a novel they're studying in a creative way.
After reading a novel (or short story), students write a review of less than 100 words and then 'create' a meal to connect to what they've read. While BookCookLook actually cooks the meal, students are not asked to do this but they might if they're so inclined! And then to photograph it. If they don't want to make it they can describe or draw the proposed meal.