Mar 26, 2014

Country Maps Made from Regional Foods

 

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.

 

You can see the complete series on the duo’s website. You can also see their individual artworks at their respective sites here and here.

 

 

1. Map of India Made from Spices

Map of India Made from Regional Foods by caitlin levin and henry hargreaces (3)

 

2. Map of China Made from Noodles

Map of China Made from Regional Foods by caitlin levin and henry hargreaces (1)

 

3. Map of France Made from Cheese and Bread

Map of France Made from Regional Foods by caitlin levin and henry hargreaces (2)

 

4. Map of Italy Made from Tomatoes

Map of Italy Made from Regional Foods by caitlin levin and henry hargreaces (4)

 

5. Map of United States Made from Corn

Map of United States Made from Regional Foods by caitlin levin and henry hargreaces (5)

 

 

 

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