Saturday, August 21, 2010
Fun with Food Art--Foodies and Photographers Do Your Thing!
I have to agree with Lebanese blogger Mustapha, of The Beirut Spring, the idea of "Food Flags" is "Pure Genius", and the "results turned up to be fantastic". It makes sense, that his national flags made with the main cuisines of the specific countries would turn out so well, he has a degree in graphic design!
Of his 12 creations, shown below, his favourites "are the Italian, the Japanese and the Indian flags", adding: "a special mention goes to our completely edible Lebanese flag, made from Lebanese flat bread, tomatoes, cucumbers and Parsley. I would have also added Labneh to the middle though."
I would separate my votes into 2 categories: aesthetics, and dining.
The country flags above are: Australia (White Ensign), Brazil, France, Greece, Italy, India, Japan, South Korea, Lebanon, Spain, Switzerland, Vietnam.
Shall I mention how much trouble I had identifying the flag of Brazil, WHILE WEARING MY BRAZIL WORLD CUP 2010 T-SHIRT!!!??? No, best edit that out. :)
My favourites are:
Aesthetics--Australia, Brazil, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam
Dining--Brazil, France, Greece, Italy, India, Lebanon, Switzerland, Vietnam
Honourable Mention--Spain, because I love the country, the national flag, and the food. I would have made the food flag with Serrano ham for the red bars (fesses), though.
To learn more about Mustapha, visit his About page, or read the profile done on him for The Arab Press Network, in English, or in French. There is also more information in all 3 places about his blog, The Beirut Spring, which is primarily focused on Lebanese society and politics, but sometimes deals with broader issues in MENA, or with Islam and the West.
Which of Mustapha's creations are your favourites, for aesthetics, and dining?
How would you make your national flag with national foods?
What other flags would you make and how?
Here is a little flag terminology to help you with your description (if you want to use it).
Here is a gallery of flags by design, with links to more.
Create your own food flag(s), of whatever country, and I will upload the picture(s) to the post (or a new one!).
Just give me a jpg (or other photo) link in a comment, with a description including the country name and the foods used.
If there are enough, I may contribute a photo of my own! :)
Easiest flag to create...never mind! :D