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

Food National Flags Italy

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.
Below: Australia’s flag made from meat pie and sauce.
Food National Flags Australia

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

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

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

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

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

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

Japan’s flag made from tuna and rice.
Food National Flags Japan

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

South Korea’s flag made from Kimbap and sauces.
Food National Flags South Korea

Spain’s flag made from chorizo and rice.
Food National Flags Spain

Switzerland’s flag made from charcuteries and emmental.
Food National Flags Switzerland

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

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

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

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

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



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