Originally inspired by a passion for travel, Food Maps by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves, use regional foods to create physical maps of countries and continents around the world. This does not necessarily mean the food originally came from the country, just that it is heavily incorporated into the country’s cuisine. As the duo explain:
Exploring new places through the food you eat is often a portal to the cultural complexities of that place… 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 travelled the globe—transforming and becoming a part of the cultural identity of that place… This project speaks to the universality of how food unites people, brings us together and starts conversation.
1. Map of India Made from Spices
2. Map of China Made from Noodles
3. Map of France Made from Cheese and Bread
4. Map of Italy Made from Tomatoes
5. Map of United States Made from Corn
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