Food Boxes

By Lucia Ferrari

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a cuisine is «a manner of preparing food, a style of cooking», typically associated with a specific culture or geographical region. The hierarchical treemap gives insight on which products within every food group are the most purchased around the world.

Featured image of the project Food Boxes

Metaphor used:

Boxes textured with sample foods from every food group, textured to look like the foods themselves (with image backgrounds).

Intended Meaning:

The sizes of the aforementioned boxes give an immediate idea of proportions and sheer sizes of food consumption and purchasing power.


The World Bank’s Global Consumption Database