Food maps of the world

22:16, Mar 18 2014
Food maps of the world
The continent of Africa is fashioned from bananas and plantains.
Food maps of the world
Shrimp on the barbie? Must be Australia.
Food maps of the world
Yum. A map of China rendered in noodles.
Food maps of the world
A map of France is made with cheese and bread.
Food maps of the world
A map of India is filled in with spices.
Food maps of the world
Hargreaves said that while tomatoes might have originated in the Andes in South America, Italy has become "the tomato king."
Food maps of the world
In this map, Japan is an island made of seaweed.
Food maps of the world
Hargreaves' home country, and ours, is a map made entirely from kiwi fruit.
Food maps of the world
South America rendered in citrus. Hargreaves pointed out that the maps were "painstakingly created with real unadulterated food."
Food maps of the world
Great Britain and Ireland are mapped out in biscuits.
Food maps of the world
Fifty states of corn.

American food stylist Caitlin Levin and Kiwi, New York-based photographer Henry Hargreaves have collaborated on a series of food-based country maps composed of signature national ingredients. The typography is by Sarit Melmed. 

"Exploring new places through the food you eat is often a portal to the cultural complexities of that place," Hargreaves wrote in an email.

"In this series we have taken many of the iconic foods of countries and continents and turned them into physical maps ... that show how food has travelled the globe - transforming and becoming a part of the cultural identity of that place."

Hargreaves pointed out that the maps were "painstakingly created with real unadulterated food."

This isn't the first time talented Kiwi expat Hargreaves has grabbed the media's attention, his haunting series of replicas of the last meals of death row inmates in Texas called 'No Seconds' also garnered the world's interest. 

Food Maps from Kiwi and Eagle on Vimeo.

- Slate

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