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Gallery: Beautiful maps of the world

Washington - US food stylist Caitlin Levin and photographer Henry Hargreaves have collaborated on a series of food-based country maps composed of signature national ingredients.

“Exploring new places through the food you eat is often a portal to the cultural complexities of that place,” Hargreaves said. “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.”

A map of China rendered in noodles. Picture: Courtesy of Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin LevinThe continent of Africa fashioned from bananas and plantains. Picture: Courtesy of Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin LevinGreat Britain and Ireland are mapped out in biscuits. Picture: Courtesy of Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin LevinHargreaves said that while tomatoes might have originated in the Andes in South America, Italy has become 'the tomato king'. Pictuer: Courtesy of Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin LevinShrimp on the barbie? Must be Australia. Picture: Courtesy of Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin LevinA map of France is made with cheese and bread. Picture: Courtesy of Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin LevinA map of India is filled in with spices. Picture: Courtesy of Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin LevinSouth America rendered in citrus. Hargreaves pointed out that the maps were 'painstakingly created with real unadulterated food'. Picture: Courtesy of Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin LevinFifty states of corn. Picture: Courtesy of Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin LevinIn this map, Japan is an island made of seaweed. Picture: Courtesy of Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin LevinNew Zealand is a map made entirely from kiwi fruit. Picture: Courtesy of Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin

He pointed out that the maps were “painstakingly created with real unadulterated food”. – Kristin Hohenadel, Slate/ Washington Post News Service

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