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In These Colorful ‘Food Maps,’ Nations Are What They Eat – National Geographic

That’s one question artists Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin had in mind when they hatched their “food map” series—a collection of country and continent maps made using ingredients synonymous with those regions. That association began before 1548 when the first written account of a tomato outside of the Americas was documented—in Tuscany. For their map of the United States (above), Hargreaves and Levin chose as their medium an assemblage of corn varieties and corn-derived products.

In These Colorful ‘Food Maps,’ Nations Are What They Eat – National Geographic