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September 12, 2009 2:31 PM   Subscribe

If you love your country and you also love to eat, you might like national flags made out of food. Or the UK made from candy. Or the United Steaks of America.

Bonus: Some beautiful landscapes made from food and cookies in the shape of countries.
posted by twoleftfeet (19 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
the United Steaks of America.

I don't need to hear anything else, just sign me up.
posted by The Whelk at 2:31 PM on September 12, 2009


India has a FILE.

Flag I'd Like to Eat
posted by paisley henosis at 2:35 PM on September 12, 2009


dammit
posted by paisley henosis at 2:35 PM on September 12, 2009


I like how the food in the flags were actually appropriate for the country's cuisine.
posted by empath at 2:40 PM on September 12, 2009


The flags are beautiful. Several of them would make great appetizer/hors d'oeuvre plates as they are, and the rest would be good if you added crackers or something. I might have to throw a party with this as a theme… dress as a stereotypical citizen of your favorite country, and bring a food flag.

And the candy UK? Fantastic. Particularly the Tower Bridge.
posted by spitefulcrow at 2:57 PM on September 12, 2009


I'm annoyed that their swiss flag isn't square.
posted by aubilenon at 3:10 PM on September 12, 2009


I never realized that Florida is shaped like a delicious handgun.
posted by Neofelis at 3:16 PM on September 12, 2009


Ribeye Abe is my new favorite thing.
posted by Eumachia L F at 3:37 PM on September 12, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is why everybody loves vegans:
"I don’t call half of these “food” I call it body parts.
Think of the suffering that you spare yourself the sight.
What to you is merely a meal, to them is life itself."

posted by iviken at 3:51 PM on September 12, 2009


Oh for god sake lets not start that again.
posted by nola at 5:13 PM on September 12, 2009


I seem to remember IHOP used to play up the 'International' aspect more. Flags of all nations on the walls, and syrup flavours tied to country names.
posted by jfrancis at 5:15 PM on September 12, 2009


The landscapes are fucking amazing. I wish I'd thought of that. I'm no photographer, but if I were, I've always wanted to build little models like this to take pictures of. The fact that they're made of food is the icing on the cake. Seriously—have you taken a close look at your produce lately? It's beautiful.

(Though, clearly, it's more than just a great idea—the artist has put an astounding amount of effort into perfecting the technique.)
posted by ixohoxi at 5:16 PM on September 12, 2009


When I had the misfortune of staying at a hotel in Texas, the waffle iron made waffles.... shaped like Texas.

Pretty much, in Texas, I don't think there's a food item you can't get shaped like Texas.
posted by Ms. Saint at 6:11 PM on September 12, 2009


Delaware is now a blue state, but The United Steaks of America shows it as red.
posted by twoleftfeet at 6:14 PM on September 12, 2009


"Cinnamon Sugar" WOULD be a great pornstar name. I'm amazed there isn't one already.
posted by yhbc at 8:57 PM on September 12, 2009


If you love your country and you also love to eat

What if you love to eat the flags of other nations so you can grind them up with your teeth and bathe them in acid and shit them out?
posted by pracowity at 1:53 AM on September 13, 2009


Trying to identify the components of all these great finds is fun. I think the spiky green things in this foodscape are kiwano, the coolest goddamn fruit this side of ever.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 8:43 AM on September 13, 2009


Oh for god sake lets not start that again.

Let's keep him out of it since he doesn't exist.
posted by srboisvert at 12:15 PM on September 13, 2009


Funny coincidence - earlier today I stumbled across a Wikipedia page with a great big list of national dishes. I spent the better part of an hour just clicking around and looking at interesting food from other countries.
posted by ErikaB at 3:16 PM on September 14, 2009


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