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11 Maps Of Countries And Continents Made From Their Iconic Foods

Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin put these clever maps together.

1. Henry tells BuzzFeed: “They were inspired by our passion for travel.”

Caitlin Levin / Henry Hargreaves

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

Caitlin Levin / Henry Hargreaves

3. “While we know that tomatoes originally came from the Andes in South America, Italy has become the tomato king.”

Caitlin Levin / Henry Hargreaves

4. “These maps show how food has traveled the globe - transforming and becoming a part of the cultural identity of that place.”

Caitlin Levin / Henry Hargreaves

5. “Who doesn’t know the saying “throw some shrimp on the barbie” and not think of Australia?”

Caitlin Levin / Henry Hargreaves

6. “Who goes to France without eating bread and cheese?”

Caitlin Levin / Henry Hargreaves

7. “And who makes a Brazilian caipirinha without a fistful of limes?”

Caitlin Levin / Henry Hargreaves

8. “These maps are a playful representation of our interpretation of food from around the world, painstakingly created with real unadulterated food.”

Caitlin Levin / Henry Hargreaves

9. “This project speaks to the universality of how food unites people.”

Caitlin Levin / Henry Hargreaves

10. “It brings us together and starts conversation.”

Caitlin Levin / Henry Hargreaves

11. “Something we hope these maps will do too.”

Caitlin Levin / Henry Hargreaves

12. Here’s a “making of” video.

Video available at: http://vimeo.com/88753915.

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