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National Flags Created From the Foods Each Country Is Commonly Associated With

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Feeling hungry? You will be after looking through this creative collection of food photography by Australian advertising agency WHYBIN\TBWA. To promote the Sydney International Food Festival, which is Australia’s largest food festival which had almost a million attendees last year and chefs from all over the world, the imaginative team re-created 17 national flags using foods common to each nation. Basil, pasta, and tomatoes create the stripes on Italy’s flag, while hot dogs and buns were used for the U.S., olives and feta cheese for Greece, and curries with rice for India and Indonesia.

What’s even more impressive than the simpler striped flags is seeing the clever ways the team improvised stars and symbols of the more complex flags. Great use of the meat pie with crust cut outs for Australia, star fruit for the stars on the flags of China and Vietnam, EZ cheese or mustard for the stars on the U.S. flag, and an herb sprig for the cedar tree at the center of Lebanon’s flag. Using tuna sashimi for the red circle on Japan’s flag was simple but perfect. Which one makes your mouth water the most?

Above: Italy’s flag made from Basil, pasta, and tomatoes.

Australia’s flag made from meat pie and sauce.

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Brazil’s flag made from banana leaf, limes, pineapple and passion fruit.

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China’s flag made from pittaya/dragon fruit and star fruit.

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France’s flag made from Blue cheese, brie and grapes.

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Greece’s flag made from Kalamata olives and feta cheese.

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India’s flag made from curries, rice, and pappadum wafer.

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Indonesia’s flag made from spicy curries and rice (Sambal).

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Japan’s flag made from tuna and rice.

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Lebanon’s flag made from lavash, fattoush and herb sprig.

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South Korea’s flag made from Kimbap and sauces.

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Spain’s flag made from chorizo and rice.

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Switzerland’s flag made from charcuteries and Emmental.

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Thailand’s flag made from sweet chilli sauce, shredded coconut and blue swimmer crab.

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Turkey’s flag made from Turkish Delights (Lokum).

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United Kingdom’s flag made from scone, cream and jams.

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United States of America’s flag made from hot dogs, ketchup, and mustard or cheese.

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Vietnam’s flag made from rambutan, lychee and starfruit.

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Written by Paul Caridad for VisualNews