These flags were designed for Good Food Month, the international food festival which takes place in Sydney every year, by the Australian advertising agency TBWA.
When you think of French food, smelly cheese and grapes are probably the first things that come to mind.
As it’s pasta when the Italian cuisine is mentioned, or curry when asked about Indian gastronomy.
So it’s not hard to see why these commonly associated foods have been plated up alongside others to recreate some of the world’s national flags in a collection of photographs.
Now many of you will likely disagree with some of the foods selected to symbolize a particular country, but keep in mind it can be challenging to not only use food that represents the country but also works with the actual design of the flag (e.g., starfruit for stars).
Btw it was created for fun! Don’t take it too seriously 🙂
ITALY – Basil, pasta, tomatoes
BRAZIL – Banana leaf, limes, pineapple, passion fruit
INDIA – Curries, rice, pappadum wafer
JAPAN – Tuna and rice
GREECE – Kalamata Olives and feta cheese
LEBANON – Lavash, fattoush, herb spring
VIETNAM – Rambutan, lychee, starfruit
AUSTRALIA – Meat pie, sauce
SOUTH KOREA – Kimbap and sauces
UNITED KINGDOM – Scone, cream, jams
FRANCE – Blue cheese, brie, grapes
CHINA – Pittaya/dragon fruit and star fruit
USA – Hot dogs, ketchup, and mustard or cheese
INDONESIA – Spicy curries and rice (Sambal)
TURKEY – Turkish Delight (Lokum)
SPAIN – Chorizo and rice
THAILAND – Sweet chilli sauce, shredded coconut, blue swimmer crab
SWITZERLAND – Charcuteries and emmental
h/t Twisted Sifter