The Original Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan:

Japanese fish for sushi at Tsukiji Fish Market, recently closed and moved after 83 years.

Kinmedai, shima-aji & sanma fish on ice at Tsukiji Fish Market

Kinmedai, shima-aji & sanma fish on ice at Tsukiji Fish Market

Purple sea urchin (murasaki uni) for sale at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Purple sea urchin (murasaki uni) for sale at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

A view of Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

A view of Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Whole buri (yellowtail or amber jack) at Tsukiji Fish Market

Whole buri (yellowtail or amber jack) at Tsukiji Fish Market

Sides of bluefin tuna (akami maguro) at Tsukiji Fish Market

Sides of bluefin tuna (akami maguro) at Tsukiji Fish Market

Bluefin tuna auction at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Bluefin tuna auction at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Whole pickled octopus (tako / sudako) at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Whole pickled octopus (tako / sudako) at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Whole tiger blowfish (tora fugu) at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Whole tiger blowfish (tora fugu) at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

The Masamoto knife shop at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

The Masamoto knife shop at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Cutting fish with giant knives at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Cutting fish with giant knives (maguro bocho) at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Live Japanese Lobster (akaza-ebi) at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo

Live Japanese Lobster (akaza-ebi) at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo

A Fishmonger's stall at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

A Fishmonger’s stall at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Whole kichiji or kinki fish at Tsukiji Fish Market in Japan

Whole kichiji or kinki fish at Tsukiji Fish Market in Japan

Kōhī Amikane, a coffee shop outside Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Kōhī Amikane, a coffee shop outside Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

 

Note: After the move, now Toyosu Market (豊洲市場).

 

Nate Gray has captured images of food, cooking and culture throughout the world. His photographs have appeared in several publications including USAToday.com, The Huffington Post, Smithsonian.com, AsiaSociety.org, Salon.com, Frommers.com, Getty.edu, CNNTravel.com and others. (cphotoj.com)

The Traditional Food of Spain:

Traditional Spanish Cuisine from Madrid to Granada and many places in between.

Jamón Ibérico de Bellota (acorn fed ham) in Jabugo, Spain

Jamón Ibérico de Bellota (acorn fed ham) in Jabugo, Spain

Carabinero de Huelva (giant red shrimp) at Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Carabinero de Huelva (giant red shrimp) at Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Snacks on toothpicks (pinchos) at Mercado de San Agustín in Granada, Spain

Snacks on toothpicks (pinchos) at Mercado de San Agustín in Granada, Spain

Tuna and red piquillo pepper tapas (atún con pimientos) in Jerez, Spain

Tuna and red piquillo pepper tapas (atún con pimientos) in Jerez, Spain

Queso Payoyo artisan cheese in Grazalema, Spain

Queso Payoyo artisan cheese in Grazalema, Spain

Judión de La Granja white beans in Madrid, Spain

Judión de La Granja white beans in Madrid, Spain

Grilled squid (calamar a la plancha) at Bar Los Diamantes in Granada, Spain

Grilled squid (calamar a la plancha) at Bar Los Diamantes in Granada, Spain

Padrón peppers (pimientos de Padrón) at Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Padrón peppers (pimientos de Padrón) at Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Razor clams, scallops & cockles at Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Razor clams, scallops & cockles at Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Percebes (goose barnacles) in the Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Percebes (goose barnacles) in the Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Tortas Pardas (brown almond cakes) in Medina-Sidonia, Spain

Tortas Pardas (brown almond cakes) in Medina-Sidonia, Spain

Pan con tomate (bread with tomato) in Sevilla, Spain

Pan con tomate (bread with tomato) in Sevilla, Spain

Oro del Quijote saffron (azafrán) from La Mancha in Toledo, Spain

Oro del Quijote saffron (azafrán) from La Mancha in Toledo, Spain

Conservas de bonito frito en escabeche at Mercado de la Paz in Madrid, Spain

Conservas de bonito frito en escabeche at Mercado de la Paz in Madrid, Spain

Churros & porras (thicker churros) in Madrid, Spain

Churros & porras (thicker churros) in Madrid, Spain

Chorizo Ibérico de Bellota at Mercado San Ildefonso in Madrid, Spain

Chorizo Ibérico de Bellota at Mercado San Ildefonso in Madrid, Spain

Cerveza San Frutos Rubia, a local beer in Segovia, Spain

Cerveza San Frutos Rubia, a local beer in Segovia, Spain

Bombas (stuffed olives) at Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Bombas (stuffed olives) at Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

A glass of sweet vermouth on ice in Jerez, Spain

A glass of sweet vermouth on ice in Jerez, Spain

Manchego cheese soaked in red wine in Seville, Spain

Manchego cheese soaked in red wine in Seville, Spain

Arab pastries (pasteles Árabes) at Pastelería la Tarifeña in Tarifa, Spain

Arab pastries (pasteles Árabes) at Pastelería la Tarifeña in Tarifa, Spain

Café con leche doble (double coffee with milk) in Jerez, Spain

Café con leche doble (double coffee with milk) in Jerez, Spain

Cheese from all over Spain at Charcutería Juncal in Segovia, Spain

Cheese from all over Spain at Charcutería Juncal in Segovia, Spain

Bodegas Tradición Pedro Ximénez sherry in Jerez, Spain

Bodegas Tradición Pedro Ximénez sherry in Jerez, Spain

Bollos, bollitos & pan integral in Madrid, Spain

Bollos, bollitos & pan integral in Madrid, Spain

La Pastora de Grazalema cheese in Grazalema, Spain

La Pastora de Grazalema cheese in Grazalema, Spain

Kataifi pastries at Pastelería la Tarifeña in Tarifa, Spain

Kataifi pastries at Pastelería la Tarifeña in Tarifa, Spain

Langoustines, crabs and sea snails at Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Langoustines, crabs and sea snails at Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Fino wine from Montilla-Moriles (DO) at Taberna Salinas in Córdoba, Spain

Fino wine from Montilla-Moriles (DO) at Taberna Salinas in Córdoba, Spain

Fried shrimp (gambas fritas) at Bar Los Diamantes in Granada, Spain

Fried shrimp (gambas fritas) at Bar Los Diamantes in Granada, Spain

Mercado de la Paz in Madrid, Spain

Mercado de la Paz in Madrid, Spain

Ración of langostinos at Cervecería Loli in Sevilla, Spain

Ración of langostinos at Cervecería Loli in Sevilla, Spain

Secreto & carrillada montados at Carnicería Manolo Lago in Madrid, Spain

Secreto & carrillada montados at Carnicería Manolo Lago in Madrid, Spain

Sliced Carrasco Guijuelo gran reserva Jamón Ibérico De Bellota in Madrid, Spain

Sliced Carrasco Guijuelo gran reserva Jamón Ibérico De Bellota in Madrid, Spain

Tortillitas de camarones (shrimp fritters) at Restaurante La Moneda in Madrid, Spain

Tortillitas de camarones (shrimp fritters) at Restaurante La Moneda in Madrid, Spain

Estrella Galicia beer (from Galicia to the north) in Ávila, Spain

Estrella Galicia beer (from Galicia to the north) in Ávila, Spain

Concha fina (smooth clams) at Marisqueria Canela Fina in Málaga, Spain

Concha fina (smooth clams) at Marisqueria Canela Fina in Málaga, Spain

Cañaíllas (spiny sea snails) at Cervecería Loli in Sevilla, Spain

Cañaíllas (spiny sea snails) at Cervecería Loli in Sevilla, Spain

Cerveza Maier Cañón Especial beer in Medina-Sidonia, Spain

Cerveza Maier Cañón Especial beer in Medina-Sidonia, Spain

A view inside Taberna Salinas in Córdoba, Spain

A view inside Taberna Salinas in Córdoba, Spain

Barritas de Jamón Ibérico at Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Barritas de Jamón Ibérico at Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Bitter Seville oranges wrapped in paper in Sevilla, Spain

Bitter Seville oranges wrapped in paper in Sevilla, Spain

Venta del Barón DOP olive oil (aceite de oliva) from Córdoba in Madrid, Spain

Venta del Barón DOP olive oil (aceite de oliva) from Córdoba in Madrid, Spain

El Consuelo Manchego cheese (DO) near La Mancha, Spain

El Consuelo Manchego cheese (DO) near La Mancha, Spain

The wines of Ronda in Ronda, Spain

The wines of Ronda in Ronda, Spain

Oysters at Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Oysters at Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Tortilla Española at Mercado de Torrijos in Madrid, Spain

Tortilla Española at Mercado de Torrijos in Madrid, Spain

A sign for Yemas (egg yolk candies) in Ávila, Spain

A sign for Yemas (egg yolk candies) in Ávila, Spain

Gambas de Garrucha a la plancha in Córdoba, Spain

Gambas de Garrucha a la plancha in Córdoba, Spain

Taberna Alhambra tapas bar in Madrid, Spain

Taberna Alhambra tapas bar in Madrid, Spain

 

Nate Gray has captured images of food, cooking and culture throughout the world. His photographs have appeared in several publications including USAToday.com, The Huffington Post, Smithsonian.com, AsiaSociety.org, Salon.com, Frommers.com, Getty.edu, CNNTravel.com and others. (cphotoj.com)

Exploring the Food Culture of India:

Local dishes, ingredients, street vendors and more from Delhi to Goa.

A lady street vendor grills corn in Mumbai, India

A lady street vendor grills corn in Mumbai, India

Paratha, samosas, Indian pickles (achar) and Kingfisher beer in Delhi, India

Paratha, samosas, Indian pickles (achar) and Kingfisher beer in Delhi, India

A spice vendor in the markets of Old Delhi, India

A spice vendor in the markets of Old Delhi, India

More spices for sale in Old Delhi, India

More spices for sale in Old Delhi, India

A Vegetable Street Vendor in Delhi, India

A vegetable street vendor in Delhi, India

Young nutmeg (jaiphal) in Goa, India

Young nutmeg (jaiphal) in Goa, India

A man sells grapes (angoor) in Old Delhi, India

A man sells grapes (angoor) in Old Delhi, India

Vegetables at the city market in Udaipur, India

Vegetables at the city market in Udaipur, India

A street vendor selling snacks in Old Delhi, India

A street vendor selling snacks in Old Delhi, India

The entrance to the Sahakari Spice Farm in Goa, India

The entrance to the Sahakari Spice Farm in Goa, India

A street vendor making sweets known as jalebi in Delhi, India

A street vendor making sweets known as jalebi in Delhi, India

Chickpea flour cake (khaman) & lentil fritters (dal vada) in Ahmedabad, India

Chickpea flour cake (khaman) & lentil fritters (dal vada) in Ahmedabad, India

A kitchen shop in Old Delhi, India

A kitchen shop in Old Delhi, India

A fresh juice stand in Delhi, India

A fresh juice stand in Delhi, India

Tandoori Chickens in Jaipur, India

Tandoori Chickens in Jaipur, India

A giant pomegranate (anar) in Udaipur, India

A giant pomegranate (anar) in Udaipur, India

A cooking class on Rajasthani cuisine in Madhogarh, India

A cooking class on Rajasthani cuisine in Madhogarh, India

Khichdi, a lentil and rice dish with yogurt sauce, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Khichdi, a lentil and rice dish with yogurt sauce, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

A street vendor in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

A street vendor in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

 

Nate Gray has captured images of food, cooking and culture throughout the world. His photographs have appeared in several publications including USAToday.com, The Huffington Post, Smithsonian.com, AsiaSociety.org, Salon.com, Frommers.com, Getty.edu, CNNTravel.com and others. (cphotoj.com)

The Local Markets of France:

Local markets in the Côte d’Azur, Provence, Burgundy, Lyon, Loire Valley and beyond.

Charcuterie at the Les Halles de Lyon in Lyon, France

Charcuterie at the Les Halles de Lyon in Lyon, France

Local vegetables at the L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue market in Provence, France

Local vegetables at the L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue market in Provence, France

Charentais melons and walnuts (noix) for sale in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France

Charentais melons and walnuts (noix) for sale in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France

Banon (AOP) goat cheese (chevre) at the Marche Provencal in Antibes, France

Banon (AOP) goat cheese (chevre) at the Marche Provencal in Antibes, France

A view of the market in Chalon-sur-Saone, Burgundy (Bourgogne), France

A view of the market in Chalon-sur-Saone, Burgundy (Bourgogne), France

Baker at La Cabane a Pain at the market in Chalon-sur-Saone, Burgundy (Bourgogne), France

Baker at the market in Chalon-sur-Saone, Burgundy (Bourgogne), France

A vegetable vendor in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

A vegetable vendor in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

Fresh fish on display at La Sirène in the Marche Provencal in Antibes, France

Fresh fish on display at La Sirène in the Marche Provencal in Antibes, France

Poissonnerie La Sirène at the Marche Provencal in Antibes, France

Poissonnerie La Sirène at the Marche Provencal in Antibes, France

Scallops (Coquilles St-Jacques) at Poissonnerie La Sirène in the Marche Provencal in Antibes, France

Scallops (Coquilles St-Jacques) at Poissonnerie La Sirène in Antibes, France

St. Benoit Tomme Provence cheese at the L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue market in Provence, France

St. Benoit cheese at the L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue market in Provence, France

Vegetables from Provence at the Marche Provencal in Antibes, France

Vegetables from Provence at the Marche Provencal in Antibes, France

The sign above the Marche Provencal in Antibes, France

The sign above the Marche Provencal in Antibes, France

Strawberries (fraises) with stems still attached in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France

Strawberries (fraises) with stems still attached in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France

Pâté en Croûte at the Cours Saleya market in Nice, France

Pâté en Croûte at the Cours Saleya market in Nice, France

Oysters (huitres) at Maree Provencale in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

Oysters (huitres) at Maree Provencale in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

Outside Les Halles de Lyon in Lyon France

Outside Les Halles de Lyon in Lyon France

Relatively rare French cheese (fromage) at the Les Halles de Lyon in Lyon, France.

Relatively rare French cheese (fromage) at the Les Halles de Lyon in Lyon, France.

Mantis shrimp (squilles) at Maree Provencale in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

Mantis shrimp (squilles) in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

Local thyme from Provence at the L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue market in Provence, France

Local thyme from Provence at the L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue market in Provence, France

Jambon Ficelle a l'ancienne aux Herbes in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

Jambon Ficelle a l’ancienne aux Herbes in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

Fish for soupe de poisson at Toute la Marée in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

Fish for soupe de poisson in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

Tomatoes (tomates) in morning light at the Cours Saleya market in Nice, France

Tomatoes in morning light at the Cours Saleya market in Nice, France

Fishmonger with mussels at the market in Amboise (Loire Valley), France

Fishmonger with mussels at the market in Amboise (Loire Valley), France

The exterior vertical garden of the central market Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

The exterior of the central market Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

Saucisson de Lyon at the Les Halles de Lyon in Lyon, France

Saucisson de Lyon at the Les Halles de Lyon in Lyon, France

A small butcher shop (boucherie) in Roussillon, France

A small butcher shop (boucherie) in Roussillon, France

Charcuterie at a small butcher shop in Roussillon, France

Charcuterie at a small butcher shop in Roussillon, France

Poulet roti (rotisserie chickens) at the market in Amboise (Loire Valley), France

Poulet roti (rotisserie chickens) at the market in Amboise (Loire Valley), France

Brie de Meaux cheese (AOP) in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

Brie de Meaux cheese (AOP) in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

Fava beans (feves) at the Cours Saleya market in Nice, France

Fava beans (feves) at the Cours Saleya market in Nice, France

A variety of cheese (fromage) in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

A variety of cheese (fromage) in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

Artisan baguettes at the L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue market in Provence, France

Artisan baguettes at the L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue market in Provence, France

Saucisson (dry cured sausage) at the market in Amboise (Loire Valley), France

Saucisson (dry cured sausage) at the market in Amboise (Loire Valley), France

Fresh garlic (ail) at the L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue market in Provence, France

Fresh garlic (ail) at the L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue market in Provence, France

Cured ham and sausages in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

Cured ham and sausages in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

 

Nate Gray has captured images of food, cooking and culture throughout the world. His photographs have appeared in several publications including USAToday.com, The Huffington Post, Smithsonian.com, AsiaSociety.org, Salon.com, Frommers.com, Getty.edu, CNNTravel.com and others. (cphotoj.com)

Eating Across Beijing:

Regional Chinese restaurants, local markets and street food in China’s capital city.

Grilled lamb kebabs at Kao Rou Ji in Beijing, China

Grilled lamb kebabs at Kao Rou Ji in Beijing, China

Whole roast ducks on Ciqikou Street in Beijing, China

Whole roast ducks on Ciqikou Street in Beijing, China

Tianjin-style steam buns at Goubuli Baozi in Beijing, China

Tianjin-style steam buns at Goubuli Baozi in Beijing, China

Zhajiang mian (black bean sauce noodles) in Beijing, China

Zhajiang mian (black bean sauce noodles) in Beijing, China

Fresh lotus seeds for sale in Beijing, China.

Fresh lotus seeds for sale in Beijing, China.

Tianjin-style steam buns (baozi) at a street vendor in Beijing, China

Tianjin-style steam buns (baozi) at a street vendor in Beijing, China

A Shandong-style da jian bing (egg pancake) vendor in Beijing, China

A Shandong-style da jian bing (egg pancake) vendor in Beijing, China

Street vendors lined up at the bottom of stairs in Beijing, China

Street vendors lined up at the bottom of stairs in Beijing, China

Shaoxing wine at restaurant Lanxi Xiao Guan in Beijing, China

Shaoxing wine at restaurant Lanxi Xiao Guan in Beijing, China

Shaanxi-style Old Tongguan Rou Jia Mo in Beijing, China

Shaanxi-style Old Tongguan Rou Jia Mo in Beijing, China

Beijing-style meat pies (mending roubing) in Beijing, China

Beijing-style meat pies (mending roubing) in Beijing, China

Chinese cold sliced beef (jiang niu rou) in Beijing, China

Chinese cold sliced beef (jiang niu rou) in Beijing, China

West Lake Beef Soup at Shuntian Restaurant in Beijing, China

West Lake Beef Soup at Shuntian Restaurant in Beijing, China

A vegetable vendor at Sanyuanli Market in Beijing, China

A vegetable vendor at Sanyuanli Market in Beijing, China

Yunnan Crossing the Bridge Noodles (guo qiao mi xian) in Beijing, China

Yunnan Crossing the Bridge Noodles (guo qiao mi xian) in Beijing, China

Wild rice stem (jiaobai) at the Wangjing Comprehensive Market in Beijing, China

Wild rice stem (jiaobai) at the Wangjing Comprehensive Market in Beijing, China

The house special noodles at Zhang Ji Noodle House in Beijing, China

The house special noodles at Zhang Ji Noodle House in Beijing, China

Traditional Beijing-style confections at Huguosi Xiaochi in Beijing, China

Traditional Beijing-style confections at Huguosi Xiaochi in Beijing, China

Scallops on ice at Sanyuanli Market in Beijing, China

Scallops on ice at Sanyuanli Market in Beijing, China

Steamed pork with preserved mustard greens in Beijing, China

Steamed pork with preserved mustard greens in Beijing, China

Beijing Roast Duck at Da Dong in Beijing, China

Beijing Roast Duck at Da Dong in Beijing, China

Mapo tofu at Emei Restaurant in Beijing, China

Mapo tofu at Emei Restaurant in Beijing, China

Old Duck soup (lao ya tang) in Beijing, China

Old Duck soup (lao ya tang) in Beijing, China

Shandong-style da jian bing (giant egg pancake) in Beijing, China

Shandong-style da jian bing (giant egg pancake) in Beijing, China

Large Lid persimmons for sale in the Haidian District in Beijing, China

Large Lid persimmons for sale in Beijing, China

Jufeng or kyoho grapes for sale in Beijing, China

Jufeng or kyoho grapes for sale in Beijing, China

Celtuce (wosun) at the Beijing Organic Farmers’ Market in Beijing, China

Celtuce (wosun) at the Beijing Organic Farmers’ Market in Beijing, China

Renjoy mobile RV convenience store in Beijing, China

Renjoy mobile RV convenience store in Beijing, China

Street vendor selling bread stick twists (ma hwa or mahua) in Beijing, China

Street vendor selling bread stick twists (ma hwa or mahua) in Beijing, China

Chinese hot pot at Dong Lai Shun in Beijing, China

Chinese hot pot at Dong Lai Shun in Beijing, China

Cantonese shrimp dumplings at Jin Ding Xuan in Beijing, China

Cantonese shrimp dumplings at Jin Ding Xuan in Beijing, China

Fried durian stand on Nanluoguxiang in Beijing, China

Fried durian stand on Nanluoguxiang in Beijing, China

Jujube date vendor on a backstreet in the Haidian District in Beijing, China

Jujube date vendor on a backstreet in the Haidian District in Beijing, China

A large selection of Chinese sausage in Beijing, China

A large selection of Chinese sausage in Beijing, China

Sweet roasted chestnut street vendor in Beijing, China

Sweet roasted chestnut street vendor in Beijing, China

Candied hawthorn berries on a stick (bing tang hulu) in Beijing, China

Candied hawthorn berries on a stick (bing tang hulu) in Beijing, China

Beijing-style long pan fried dumplings (dalian huoshao) in Beijing, China

Beijing-style long pan fried dumplings (dalian huoshao) in Beijing, China

Roast Beijing duck at Bian Yi Fang in Beijing, China

Roast Beijing duck at Bian Yi Fang in Beijing, China

Classic Beijing street snacks in Beijing, China

Classic Beijing street snacks in Beijing, China

A steam bun (baozi) vendor in Beijing, China

A steam bun (baozi) vendor in Beijing, China

Grilled oysters on Nanluoguxiang in Beijing, China

Grilled oysters on Nanluoguxiang in Beijing, China

Hand hammered peanut cake for sale in Beijing, China

Hand hammered peanut cake for sale in Beijing, China

A view of the Beijing Organic Farmers’ Market in Beijing, China

A view of the Beijing Organic Farmers’ Market in Beijing, China

A stall selling Beijing-style snacks in Beijing, China

A stall selling Beijing-style snacks in Beijing, China

Sugarcane street vendor in the Haidian District of Beijing, China

Sugarcane street vendor in the Haidian District of Beijing, China

Making wide Lanzhou hand pulled noodles (la mian) in Beijing, China

Making wide Lanzhou hand pulled noodles (la mian) in Beijing, China

Biang Biang Noodles at Xi'an Flavor in Beijing, China

Biang Biang Noodles at Xi’an Flavor in Beijing, China

Flour steamed pork (Fen Zheng Rou) in Beijing, China

Flour steamed pork (Fen Zheng Rou) in Beijing, China

Wotou, cone-shaped cornmeal steam buns in Beijing, China

Wotou, cone-shaped cornmeal steam buns in Beijing, China

 

Nate Gray has captured images of food, cooking and culture throughout the world. His photographs have appeared in several publications including USAToday.com, The Huffington Post, Smithsonian.com, AsiaSociety.org, Salon.com, Frommers.com, Getty.edu, CNNTravel.com and others. (cphotoj.com)

Around the World in Los Angeles:

Filled with people of every origin living side by side, Los Angeles is home to one of the most diverse food cultures in existence.

Vietnamese Banh Mi in San Gabriel, California (LA)

Vietnamese Banh Mi in San Gabriel, California (LA)

Silom Thai Supermarket on Hollywood Blvd in Thai Town, LA

Silom Thai Supermarket on Hollywood Blvd in Thai Town, LA

Fan Tuan Taiwanese Purple Sticky Rice Roll in Los Angeles

Fan Tuan Taiwanese Purple Sticky Rice Roll in Los Angeles

Pickled herring salad at Olson's Scandinavian Delicatessen in Los Angeles

Pickled herring salad at Olson’s Scandinavian Delicatessen in Los Angeles

Salvadoran tamal in banana leaf and pupusa in Los Angeles

Salvadoran tamal in banana leaf and pupusa in Los Angeles

Tkemali (Georgian plum sauce) marked in Russian in Los Angeles

Tkemali (Georgian plum sauce) marked in Russian in Los Angeles

Romanian stuffed cabbage rolls (sarmale) in Los Angeles

Romanian stuffed cabbage rolls (sarmale) in Los Angeles

Peruvian Saltado con Pollo in Hollywood, California

Peruvian Saltado con Pollo in Hollywood, California

Night View of Attari Sandwich Shop in Tehrangeles, Los Angeles

Night View of Attari Sandwich Shop in Tehrangeles, Los Angeles

Sweet rose petal jam (gulkand) from Pakistan in Los Angeles

Sweet rose petal jam (gulkand) from Pakistan in Los Angeles

A view of La Adelita bakery and restaurant in Hollywood, LA

A view of La Adelita bakery and restaurant in Hollywood, LA

Mexican Fruit Salad with chile, lime & salt on Western Avenue, LA

Mexican Fruit Salad with chile, lime & salt on Western Avenue, LA

Lebanese Tawouk : Taouk Chicken plate at Fatima's Halal Grill in Downey (LA)

Lebanese Tawouk or Taouk Chicken plate at Fatima’s Halal Grill in Downey (LA)

Lao Pork Sausage at AJ Asian Kitchen in El Monte, LA County

Lao Pork Sausage at AJ Asian Kitchen in El Monte, LA County

A small Korean fruit market in Koreatown, LA

A small Korean fruit market in Koreatown, LA

Tsukemen (Dipping Ramen) at Tsujita in Sawtelle District, Little Osaka, LA

Tsukemen (Dipping Ramen) at Tsujita in Sawtelle District, Little Osaka, LA

Tagliatelle al Ragù Bolognese at Rossoblu in Downtown Los Angeles

Tagliatelle al Ragù Bolognese at Rossoblu in Downtown Los Angeles

Elite (עלית) ice cream bars from Israel at Beni Kosher Market in Woodland Hills, LA

Elite (עלית) ice cream bars from Israel at Beni Kosher Market in Woodland Hills, LA

Bango Indonesian Kecap Manis (sweet soy sauce) in Los Angeles

Bango Indonesian Kecap Manis (sweet soy sauce) in Los Angeles

Canned Indian pickles (achar) in Artesia, Los Angeles

Canned Indian pickles (achar) in Artesia, Los Angeles

Hungarian bacon (szalonna) at Otto's in Burbank (LA)

Hungarian bacon (szalonna) at Otto’s in Burbank (LA)

Cold Saimin (Hawaii-style Ramen) at Kau Kau Korner in Gardena (LA)

Cold Saimin (Hawaii-style Ramen) at Kau Kau Korner in Gardena (LA)

Tigeorges’ Chicken Haitian Cuisine in Los Angeles

Tigeorges’ Chicken Haitian Cuisine in Los Angeles

Guatemalan Hilachas at Cafe Antigua Guatemala in Los Angeles

Guatemalan Hilachas at Cafe Antigua Guatemala in Los Angeles

Greek Lamb Chops at Papa Cristo's in Los Angeles

Greek Lamb Chops at Papa Cristo’s in Los Angeles

Cured Meats at Schreiner’s Fine Sausages in Glendale, LA County

Cured Meats at Schreiner’s Fine Sausages in Glendale, LA County

Fried Khinkali (Georgian Dumplings) in Glendale (LA)

Fried Khinkali (Georgian Dumplings) in Glendale (LA)

Escargots de Bourgogne (Burgundy Snails) at Taix French Restaurant in Los Angeles

Escargots de Bourgogne (Burgundy Snails) at Taix French Restaurant in Los Angeles

Filipino BBQ skewers on the street in Los Angeles

Filipino BBQ skewers on the street in Los Angeles

Ethiopian Kitfo (spiced beef tartare) at Lalibela in Little Ethiopia, Los Angeles

Ethiopian Kitfo (spiced beef tartare) at Lalibela in Little Ethiopia, Los Angeles

Refugiados, Cuban guava & cream cheese pastries in Los Angeles

Refugiados, Cuban guava & cream cheese pastries in Los Angeles

Elite Dim Sum in Monterey Park, Los Angeles, California

Elite Dim Sum in Monterey Park, Los Angeles, California

Cambodian Amok Trey & Ox Tail Soup in Long Beach (LA)

Cambodian Amok Trey & Ox Tail Soup in Long Beach (LA)

Translucent Burmese rice pancakes (yay mont) in Los Angeles

Translucent Burmese rice pancakes (yay mont) in Los Angeles

Brazilian Coxinhas (Chicken Croquettes) at Squarefritz on Olympic in Pico-Union, LA

Brazilian Coxinhas (Chicken Croquettes) at Squarefritz on Olympic in Pico-Union, LA

Seafood City Filipino Supermarket in Eagle Rock (Los Angeles)

Seafood City Filipino Supermarket in Eagle Rock (Los Angeles)

Karahi pots at a Bangladeshi grocery store in Little Bangladesh, LA

Karahi pots at a Bangladeshi grocery store in Little Bangladesh, LA

Armenian basturma (cured beef) at Garo’s Basturma in Pasadena (LA)

Armenian basturma (cured beef) at Garo’s Basturma in Pasadena (LA)

Arabic, Armenian, English & Spanish on a market window in Glendale (LA)

Arabic, Armenian, English & Spanish on a market window in Glendale (LA)

Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup (Phở Gà) in Chinatown, LA

Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup (Phở Gà) in Chinatown, LA

Chongqing-style Dan Dan Noodles at Best Noodle House (重庆小面) in Rosemead (LA)

Chongqing-style Dan Dan Noodles at Best Noodle House (重庆小面) in Rosemead (LA)

Boiled Fresh Fish with Green Pepper Sauce at Chengdu Taste in Alhambra (LA)

Boiled Fresh Fish with Green Pepper Sauce at Chengdu Taste in Alhambra (LA)

Halo Halo at the Sari Sari Store in Los Angeles

Halo Halo at the Sari Sari Store in Los Angeles

French Dip Sandwich at Philippe's in Chinatown, LA

French Dip Sandwich at Philippe’s in Chinatown, LA

Armenian kebabs at Hamlet's Kitchen in Glendale (LA)

Armenian kebabs at Hamlet’s Kitchen in Glendale (LA)

Pork Gyro with tomato, red onions, tzatziki & fries at Good Greek Grill in Los Feliz (LA)

Pork Gyro with tomato, red onions, tzatziki & fries at Good Greek Grill in Los Feliz (LA)

Guatemalan Pepian de Pollo at Guatemalteca Bakery in LA

Guatemalan Pepian de Pollo at Guatemalteca Bakery in LA

Goan Pork Curry with Basmati Rice and House Indian Pickles at Badmaash in Los Angeles

Goan Pork Curry and House Indian Pickles at Badmaash in Los Angeles

Kalimantan chicken & mushroom noodles in Los Angeles

Kalimantan chicken & mushroom noodles in Los Angeles

“The Sandwich” at Roma Market & Deli in Pasadena, with Rosario’s choice of Italian cold cuts

“The Sandwich” at Roma Market & Deli in Pasadena, with Rosario’s choice of Italian cold cuts

Khanom Buang, a Thai dessert at Bhan Kanom Thai in Los Angeles

Khanom Buang, a Thai dessert at Bhan Kanom Thai in Los Angeles

Cold Udon at Otomisan Restaurant in Boyle Heights (LA)

Cold Udon at Otomisan Restaurant in Boyle Heights (LA)

Spanish Ham Croquetas Ibéricas at the Tumaca Truck in Los Angeles

Spanish Ham Croquetas Ibéricas at the Tumaca Truck in Los Angeles

Korean fried chicken plate at Chicken Day in Koreatown, LA

Korean fried chicken plate at Chicken Day in Koreatown, LA

Wontons in Red Chili Oil at Lao Tao Street Food in Chinatown LA

Wontons in Red Chili Oil at Lao Tao Street Food in Chinatown LA

Fruiteria Huerta Mexican Fruit Market in Alhambra, Los Angeles County

Fruiteria Huerta Mexican Fruit Market in Alhambra, Los Angeles County

Taiwanese Bento Box (bian dang) at Lee's Garden in Alhambra (LA)

Taiwanese Bento Box (bian dang) at Lee’s Garden in Alhambra (LA)

Nicaraguan Nacatamal & Pan Blanco in Los Angeles

Nicaraguan Nacatamal & Pan Blanco in Los Angeles

Ulundu vade (lentil fritters) at Punjab Indian Grocery in Alhambra (LA)

Ulundu vade (lentil fritters) at Punjab Indian Grocery in Alhambra (LA)

Peruvian rotisserie chicken at Pollo A La Brasa restaurant in Los Angeles

Peruvian rotisserie chicken at Pollo A La Brasa restaurant in Los Angeles

Russian pan fried cheesecakes (syrniki) in Los Angeles

Russian pan fried cheesecakes (syrniki) in Los Angeles

Barbacoa and cabeza tacos in East Lost Angeles

Barbacoa and cabeza tacos in East Lost Angeles

Jade Noodles with BBQ Pork, Duck & Crab at Sapp Coffee Shop in Thai Town, LA

Jade Noodles with BBQ Pork, Duck & Crab at Sapp Coffee Shop in Thai Town, LA

Nem Nuong Khanh Hoa Vietnamese restaurant in Alhambra (LA)

Nem Nuong Khanh Hoa Vietnamese restaurant in Alhambra (LA)

 

 

A DECADE OF FOOD CULTURE IN LOS ANGELES >

Nate Gray has captured images of food, cooking and culture throughout the world. His photographs have appeared in several publications including USAToday.com, The Huffington Post, Smithsonian.com, AsiaSociety.org, Salon.com, Frommers.com, Getty.edu, CNNTravel.com and others. (cphotoj.com)

Portraits of Cuisine:

Street vendors, shop owners, fishmongers, cooks and artisans around the globe.

Vegetable Street Vendor in Delhi, India

Vegetable Street Vendor in Delhi, India

A Shandong-style da jian bing (egg pancake) vendor in Beijing, China

A Shandong-style da jian bing (egg pancake) vendor in Beijing, China

A row of butcher stalls at the Central Market in Athens, Greece

A row of butcher stalls at the Central Market in Athens, Greece

Baker at La Cabane a Pain in Chalon-sur-Saone, Burgundy (Bourgogne), France

Baker at La Cabane a Pain in Chalon-sur-Saone, Burgundy (Bourgogne), France

Lady Street Vendor Grills Corn in Mumbai, India

Lady Street Vendor Grills Corn in Mumbai, India

A barman in Paris prepares coffee

A barman in Paris prepares coffee

A street vendor selling simit (Turkish bread) in Kusadasi, Turkey

A street vendor selling simit (Turkish bread) in Kusadasi, Turkey

A coffee shop outside Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

A coffee shop outside Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan

Fishmonger with mussels at the market in Amboise (Loire Valley)

Fishmonger with mussels at the market in Amboise (Loire Valley)

A man sells only grapes (angoor) in Old Delhi

A man sells only grapes (angoor) in Old Delhi

Scallops on ice at Sanyuanli Market in Beijing, China

Scallops on ice at Sanyuanli Market in Beijing, China

Tandoori Chickens in Jaipur, India

Tandoori Chickens in Jaipur, India

A vegetable vendor at Sanyuanli Market in Beijing, China

A vegetable vendor at Sanyuanli Market in Beijing, China

A steam bun (baozi) vendor in Beijing, China

A steam bun (baozi) vendor in Beijing, China

A cooking class in Madhogarh, India

A cooking class in Madhogarh, India

Street Vendor Making Jalebi in Delhi, India

Street Vendor making Jalebi in Delhi, India

Koulouri bread vendor in Athens, Greece

Koulouri bread vendor in Athens, Greece

 

Nate Gray has captured images of food, cooking and culture throughout the world. His photographs have appeared in several publications including USAToday.com, The Huffington Post, Smithsonian.com, AsiaSociety.org, Salon.com, Frommers.com, Getty.edu, CNNTravel.com and others. (cphotoj.com)