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Gallery: Beautiful maps of the world

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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.”

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A map of China rendered in noodles. Illustrates DESIGN-FOOD (category l), by Kristin Hohenadel (c) 2014, Slate. Moved Monday, March 17, 2014. (MUST CREDIT: Courtesy of Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin.)The continent of Africa fashioned from bananas and plantains. Picture: Courtesy of Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin LevinGreat Britain and Ireland are mapped out in biscuits. Illustrates DESIGN-FOOD (category l), by Kristin Hohenadel (c) 2014, Slate. Moved Monday, March 17, 2014. (MUST CREDIT: Courtesy of Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin.)Hargreaves said that while tomatoes might have originated in the Andes in South America, Italy has become "the tomato king." Illustrates DESIGN-FOOD (category l), by Kristin Hohenadel (c) 2014, Slate. Moved Monday, March 17, 2014. (MUST CREDIT: Courtesy of Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin.)Shrimp on the barbie? Must be Australia. Illustrates DESIGN-FOOD (category l), by Kristin Hohenadel (c) 2014, Slate. Moved Monday, March 17, 2014. (MUST CREDIT: Courtesy of Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin.)A map of France is made with cheese and bread. Illustrates DESIGN-FOOD (category l), by Kristin Hohenadel (c) 2014, Slate. Moved Monday, March 17, 2014. (MUST CREDIT: Courtesy of Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin.)A map of India is filled in with spices. Illustrates DESIGN-FOOD (category l), by Kristin Hohenadel (c) 2014, Slate. Moved Monday, March 17, 2014. (MUST CREDIT: Courtesy of Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin.)South America rendered in citrus. Hargreaves pointed out that the maps were "painstakingly created with real unadulterated food." Illustrates DESIGN-FOOD (category l), by Kristin Hohenadel (c) 2014, Slate. Moved Monday, March 17, 2014. (MUST CREDIT: Courtesy of Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin.)Fifty states of corn. Food stylist Caitlin Levin and photographer Henry Hargreaves have collaborated on a series of food-based country maps composed of signature national ingredients. The typography is by Sarit Melmed. Illustrates DESIGN-FOOD (category l), by Kristin Hohenadel (c) 2014, Slate. Moved Monday, March 17, 2014. (MUST CREDIT: Courtesy of Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin.)In this map, Japan is an island made of seaweed. Illustrates DESIGN-FOOD (category l), by Kristin Hohenadel (c) 2014, Slate. Moved Monday, March 17, 2014. (MUST CREDIT: Courtesy of Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin.)Hargreaves' home country of New Zealand is a map made entirely from kiwi fruit. Illustrates DESIGN-FOOD (category l), by Kristin Hohenadel (c) 2014, Slate. Moved Monday, March 17, 2014. (MUST CREDIT: 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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