Food Art Thailand Flag

Thailand flag made with red chili, shredded coconut and blue swimmer crab

I came across an original and clever food art idea that was showcased at the Sydney International Food Festival in Australia. To celebrate and promote the city of Sydney as a global dining destination, an advertising agency in Australia called WHYBIN\TBWA came up with the eye catching food art concept of arranging the traditional foods of different countries into national flags.

Feast your eyes on these clever food art flags from the Sydney Food Festival – a feast for the eyes, the taste buds, all with a healthy dose of patriotism!

Food Art National Flags Featured at the Sydney Food Festival in Australia

Check out these fantastic food art flags. See if you can find your country in the photos!

Food Art Austrlia Flag

Australia flag made with meat pie and tomato sauce

Food Art Brazil Flag

Brazil flag made with banana leaf, sliced limes, pineapple and passion fruit

Food Art China Flag

China flag made with star fruit and dragon fruit

Food Art France Flag

France flag made with blue cheese, brie cheese and red grapes

Food Art Greece Flag

Greece flag made with feta cheese and kalamata olives

Food Art India Flag

India flag made with butter chicken, spinach curry, rice and pappadum

Food Art Japan Flag

Japan flag made with tuna sashimi and rice

Food Art Indonesia Flag

Indonesia Flag made with chili sambal and rice

Food Art Italy Flag

Italy Flag made with basil. pasta and cherry tomatoes

Food Art Lebanon Flag

Lebanon flag made with lavash breead, tomato and and cucumber fattoush and parsley sprig

Food Art-South Korea Flag

South Korea Flag made with kimbap and dipping sauces

Food Art Spain Flag

Spain flag made from chorizo sausage and rice

Food Art Switzerland Flag

Switzerland flag made from charcuteries and emmental cheese

Food Art Turkey Flag

Turkey flag made from Turkish delight

Food Art Vietnam Flag

Vietnam flag made with rambutan, lychee fruit and star fruit

Food Art UK Flag

United Kingdom flag made with scone, cream and jam

Food Art US Flag

United States flag made with hot dogs, ketchup and mustard

Did you find your country’s national food art flag and did you agree with the artist’s interpretation? If not, how would you create your own national food art flag?

A Peek into Food Art Around the World

It’s always so fascinating to see how people around the world create food art and I am always amazed at how food art concepts just keep getting more intricate and impressive. Have you ever wondered how these artists even come with their ideas?

For example, in France, sculptor Christel Assante’s food art medium involves delicate quail and goose egg shells. Each design is customized and takes 3-4 days to complete.

Egg shells food art by Christel Assante
Egg shell art by French sculptor Christel Assante
In Japan, food art is made with the ingredients in a bento box. Bento is a common home packed meal in Japan consisting of rice, meat and pickled vegetables. Imagine sending your child to school with this kind of food art in their lunch:
Food Art Bento Box

Japanese Bento Box food art

 
Japanese Bento food art

In China, food art can be seen through sugar painting and fruit pit carving. Just click on the links to see pictures of these unique and delicate food art forms.

The Amazing Food Art of Vegetable and Fruit Carving

Food Art Thai Carving

Fruit carving is an ancient Thai food art that is becoming more recognized in the Western world

Vegetable and fruit carving has long been recognized as a highly respected food art form in Asia. I once read that fruit carving in Thailand originated over 700 years ago. During the preparation for a major festival, one of the King’s servants wanted to come up with a way to make the event more pleasing for the King. So she decided to carve a flower pattern and bird into fruits being served at the banquet. The rest is history!

Vegetable and fruit carving is a beautiful food art that is now seen in all parts of the world on cruise ships, in hotels, at weddings and many special events. You can easily learn to create beautiful food art with vegetable and fruit carving to impress your friends, family and clients! Check out my free lesson on how to make an easy radish bouquet for a lovely dining table centerpiece.

Once you get “ooohs” and “aahhhs” you will be hooked! If you want to learn more advanced techniques, feel free to check out my online shop for a large selection of DVD lessons on how to make fruit arrangements, fruit bouquets,watermelon roses and much, much more!

I hope you enjoyed our food art World tour. I am certainly inspired and I hope you are too! Food is something we experience everyday so we might as well get playful with it. So whether you’re a home cook or professional chef, give food art a try and have fun!

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