Maps of Countries and Continents Made With Food

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Mon, Mar 17th, 2014 23:16 by capnasty NEWS

Showcasing their incredible collaborative works, Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin have put together Food Maps, maps of different countries of the world made with the food that represents them. Above, delicious Italy.

In this series we have taken many of the iconic foods of countries and continents and turned them into physical maps. While we know that tomatoes originally came from the Andes in South America, Italy has become the tomato king. These maps show how food has traveled the globe -- transforming and becoming a part of the cultural identity of that place. Who doesn't know the saying "throw some shrimp on the barbie" and not think of Australia? Who goes to France without eating bread and cheese? And who makes a Brasilian caipirinha without a fistful of limes?

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