Thursday, March 13, 2014

The U.S. is Corny

Playing with food made educational and fun! The United States is corny :)

Below is short video on the making of the food maps. Click here to see a slide show of the actual food maps. Link:

Food Maps from Kiwi and Eagle on Vimeo.

"These food maps created by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves, with typography by Sarit Melmed originally were inspired by a passion for travel.  Exploring new places through the food you eat is often a portal to the cultural complexities of that place.

In this series we have taken many of the iconic foods of countries and continents and turned them into physical maps. 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 traveled the globe - transforming and becoming a part of the cultural identity of that place. Who doesn't know the saying "throw some shrimp on the barbie" and not think of Australia? Who goes to France without eating bread and cheese?  And who makes a Brazilian caipirinha without a fistful of limes ?

These maps are a playful representation of our interpretation of food from around the world, painstakingly created with real unadulterated food.  This project speaks to the universality of how food unites people, brings us together and starts conversation -  just as we hope these beautiful maps will do too. "

food chick

Eat, drink, be merry and validate for parking (TM)

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