The Food Culture of Kentucky:

Home-cooked meals, hometown restaurants and locally sourced ingredients.

Green tomatoes at the Bardstown Road Farmers' Market in Louisville, Kentucky

Green tomatoes at the Bardstown Road Farmers’ Market in Louisville, Kentucky

Catfish fiddler & frog legs at Farmhouse Restaurant in Calhoun, Kentucky

Catfish fiddler & frog legs at Farmhouse Restaurant in Calhoun, Kentucky

Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year Bourbon at J's Bar in Owensboro, Kentucky

Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year Bourbon at J’s Bar in Owensboro, Kentucky

The Woodford Reserve Bourbon distillery in winter in Versailles, Kentucky

The Woodford Reserve Bourbon distillery in winter in Versailles, Kentucky

Sides of local beef at the McLean County Locker in Calhoun, Kentucky

Sides of local beef at the McLean County Locker in Calhoun, Kentucky

Hand-cut steaks and roasts at the McLean County Locker in Calhoun, Kentucky

Hand-cut steaks and roasts at the McLean County Locker in Calhoun, Kentucky

Sorghum and molasses at Frank's Meats and Produce in Louisville, Kentucky

Sorghum and molasses at Frank’s Meats and Produce in Louisville, Kentucky

Broadbent's Smoked Country Bacon at Trunnell's Farm Market in Utica, Kentucky

Broadbent’s Smoked Country Bacon at Trunnell’s Farm Market in Utica, Kentucky

Bourbon Barrel Stout beer at Lilly's Bistro in Louisville, Kentucky

Bourbon Barrel Stout beer at Lilly’s Bistro in Louisville, Kentucky

The neon sign above Moonlite Bar-B-Q in Owensboro, Kentucky

The neon sign above Moonlite Bar-B-Q in Owensboro, Kentucky

A sign for Free Range Eggs on a farm in Masonville, Kentucky

A sign for free range eggs on a farm in Masonville, Kentucky

Whole country hams for sale at Finchville Farms in Finchville, Kentucky

Whole country hams for sale at Finchville Farms in Finchville, Kentucky

A bowl of grits at The Waffle House in Owensboro, Kentucky

A bowl of grits at The Waffle House in Owensboro, Kentucky

The menu of the Big Dipper hamburger stand in Owensboro, Kentucky

The menu of the Big Dipper hamburger stand in Owensboro, Kentucky

Home-cooked roast pork, potato salad and pork-n-beans in Owensboro, Kentucky

Home-cooked roast pork, potato salad and pork-n-beans in Owensboro, Kentucky

Kentucky Tavern Bourbon in Owensboro, Kentucky

Kentucky Tavern Bourbon in Owensboro, Kentucky

Heirloom melons for sale at a farm stand in Masonville, Kentucky

Heirloom melons for sale at a farm stand in Masonville, Kentucky

Bleugrass Chevre (goat cheese) at Good Foods Co-op in Lexington, Kentucky

Bleugrass Chevre (goat cheese) at Good Foods Co-op in Lexington, Kentucky

Dinner with local soda Ale-8-One at Good Foods Co-op in Lexington, Kentucky

Dinner with local soda Ale-8-One at Good Foods Co-op in Lexington, Kentucky

Crystal clear “white dog” Bourbon whiskey in Versailles, Kentucky

Fried Chicken at Indi's Restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky

Fried Chicken at Indi’s Restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky

Locally grown okra at Reid's Produce in Owensboro, Kentucky

Locally grown okra at Reid’s Produce in Owensboro, Kentucky

Home-made lemon ice box pie in Owensboro, Kentucky

Home-made lemon ice box pie in Owensboro, Kentucky

The Bardstown Road Farmer's Market in winter in Louisville, Kentucky

The Bardstown Road Farmer’s Market in winter in Louisville, Kentucky

Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, stewed tomatoes, cooked apples and peas in Henderson, Kentucky

Fried chicken, potatoes, cooked apples, tomatoes & peas in Henderson, Kentucky

Pecans at Reid's Orchard in Owensboro, Kentucky

Pecans at Reid’s Orchard in Owensboro, Kentucky

Pecan pie at Old Hickory Bar-B-Q in Owensboro, Kentucky

Pecan pie at Old Hickory Bar-B-Q in Owensboro, Kentucky

JD Country Milk from Russellville in Lexington, Kentucky

JD Country Milk from Russellville in Lexington, Kentucky

Biscuits and Gravy at Livia Supply in Livia, Kentucky

Biscuits and Gravy at Livia Supply in Livia, Kentucky

Apple butter at Trunnell's Farm Market in Utica, Kentucky

Apple butter at Trunnell’s Farm Market in Utica, Kentucky

Mutton barbecue at Old Hickory Bar-B-Q in Owensboro, Kentucky

Mutton barbecue at Old Hickory Bar-B-Q in Owensboro, Kentucky

Old Hickory Bar-B-Q in Owensboro, Kentucky

Old Hickory Bar-B-Q in Owensboro, Kentucky

Home-made pancakes, country ham and scrambled eggs in Owensboro, Kentucky

Home-made pancakes, country ham and scrambled eggs in Owensboro, Kentucky

 

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 Ancient Art of Greek Cuisine:

Sampling the traditional cuisine of Greece in Athens and a couple of Greek Islands.

Koulouri bread vendor in Athens, Greece

A koulouri (Greek sesame bread) vendor in Athens, Greece

Saddled seabream (melanouria) at the Central Market of Athens, Greece

Saddled seabream (melanouria) at the Central Market of Athens, Greece

A cup of Greek coffee in Athens, Greece

A cup of Greek coffee in Athens, Greece

Air dried salami from the island of Lefkada at the Central Market in Athens, Greece[

Air dried salami from the island of Lefkada at the Central Market in Athens, Greece

Greek bread for sale at the Central Market of in Athens, Greece

Greek bread for sale at the Central Market of in Athens, Greece

Traditional Greek yogurt with honey and walnuts in Athens, Greece

Traditional Greek yogurt with honey and walnuts in Athens, Greece

Hazelnuts for sale at the Central Market in Athens, Greece

Hazelnuts for sale at the Central Market in Athens, Greece

Gyros cooking in Athens, Greece

Gyros cooking in Athens, Greece

Pork gyro at O Lichoudis in Mykonos, Greece

Pork gyro at O Lichoudis in Mykonos, Greece

Tsantali Makedonikos red wine from Greek Macedonia in Athens, Greece

Tsantali Makedonikos red wine from Greek Macedonia in Athens, Greece

A roasted corn street vendor in Athens, Greece

A roasted corn street vendor in Athens, Greece

A plate of mixed souvlaki on a pita in Athens, Greece

A plate of mixed souvlaki on a pita in Athens, Greece

Lamb for sale at the Central Market in Athens, Greece

Lamb for sale at the Central Market in Athens, Greece

Three kinds of Tsipouro (pomace brandy) in Athens, Greece

Three kinds of Tsipouro (pomace brandy) in Athens, Greece

Amfissa olives for sale at the Central Market in Athens, Greece

Amfissa olives for sale at the Central Market in Athens, Greece

Greek baked chicken & potatoes in Mykonos, Greece

Greek baked chicken & potatoes in Mykonos, Greece

Gavalas Santorini white wine in Santorini, Greece

Gavalas Santorini white wine in Santorini, Greece

Boiled octopus salad in Athens, Greece

Boiled octopus salad in Athens, Greece

Mythos Greek beer in Santorini, Greece

Mythos Greek beer in Santorini, Greece

Mixed fish plate at Naoussa restaurant in Santorini, Greece

Mixed plate of sea bream, squid, anchovies, shrimp & octopus in Santorini, Greece

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

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

Pork on a butcher's block in the Central Market of Athens, Greece

Pork on a butcher’s block in the Central Market of Athens, Greece

Mastic liquor (masticha) from the island of Chios in Athens, Greece

Mastic liquor (masticha) from the island of Chios in Athens, Greece

Red mullet (barbouni) at the Central Market in Athens, Greece

Red mullet (barbouni) at the Central Market in Athens, Greece

Greek salad at Naoussa restaurant in Santorini, Greece

Greek salad at Naoussa restaurant in Santorini, Greece

Tsakonian eggplant (melitzana) for sale at the Central Market of Athens, Greece

Tsakonian eggplant (melitzana) for sale at the Central Market of 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)

The Local Food of Hawaii:

Exploring the blend of ingredients and cultures that make up the cuisine of Hawaii.

Mangoes at the Kona Farmers' Market, Hawaii

Local mangoes at the Kona Farmers’ Market in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big Island)

Saimin (Hawaii-style ramen) at Hamura’s Saimin in Kauai, Hawaii

Saimin (Hawaii-style ramen) at Hamura’s Saimin in Kauai, Hawaii

A market selling bentos, Spam musubi and boiled peanuts in Maui, Hawaii

A market selling bentos, Spam musubi and boiled peanuts in Maui, Hawaii

Roasted Kona Coffee peaberry beans at Kona De Pele in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big Island)

Kona Coffee peaberry beans at Kona De Pele in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big Island)

Split ripe cacao pod at Original Hawaiian Chocolate in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Split ripe cacao pod at Original Hawaiian Chocolate in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Malasadas at KTA in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big Island)

Malasadas at KTA in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big Island)

Fresh poi made from local taro in Kauai, Hawaii

Fresh poi made from local taro in Kauai, Hawaii

Loco moco at Big Island Grill in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big Island)

Loco moco at Big Island Grill in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big Island)

Garlic shrimp at Savage Shrimp in Kōloa, Kauai, Hawaii

Garlic shrimp at Savage Shrimp in Kōloa, Kauai, Hawaii

Tako (octopus) poke at Pono Market in Kapaʻa, Kauai, Hawaii

Tako (octopus) poke at Pono Market in Kapaʻa, Kauai, Hawaii

Wild boar barbecue at the Anahola Farmers’ Market, Kauai, Hawaii

Wild boar barbecue at the Anahola Farmers’ Market, Kauai, Hawaii

Taro fields of northern Kauai, Hawaii

Taro fields of northern Kauai, Hawaii

Primo Island Lager Bombucha in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big Island)

Primo Island Lager Bombucha in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big Island)

Eggfruit (canistel) at the South Kona Fruit Stand in Hōnaunau, Hawaii

Eggfruit (canistel) at the South Kona Fruit Stand in Hōnaunau, Hawaii

Young coconuts in a truck bed near Hapuna Beach in Hawaii (Big Island)

Young coconuts in a truck bed near Hapuna Beach in Hawaii (Big Island)

White mountain apples at the Kauai Farmers’ Market in Kauai, Hawaii

White mountain apples at the Kauai Farmers’ Market in Kauai, Hawaii

Kona coffee cherries on the tree in Kona, Hawaii (Big Island)

Kona coffee cherries on the tree in Kona, Hawaii (Big Island)

Korean banchan at Ono Seafood & Poke Korean BBQ in Hawaii (Big Island)

Banchan at Ono Seafood & Poke Korean BBQ in Hawaii (Big Island)

Bananas on the tree in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big Island)

Bananas on the tree in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big Island)

Ahi tuna poke at Da Poke Shack in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Ahi tuna poke at Da Poke Shack in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Starfruit for sale at a roadside stand in Maui, Hawaii

Starfruit for sale at a roadside stand in Maui, Hawaii

Coconut shrimp at Shrimp Station in Kapaʻa, Kauai, Hawaii

Coconut shrimp at Shrimp Station in Kapaʻa, Kauai, Hawaii

Okinawan sweet potatoes at the Kauai Farmers’ Market in Kauai, Hawaii

Okinawan sweet potatoes at the Kauai Farmers’ Market in Kauai, Hawaii

Locally grown lychee fruit in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big Island)

Locally grown lychee fruit in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big Island)

Mamey sapote at the South Kona Fruit Stand in Hawaii (Big Island).

Mamey sapote at the South Kona Fruit Stand in Hawaii (Big Island).

Hamachi poke at Ara’s Sakana-ya in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii

Hamachi poke at Ara’s Sakana-ya in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii

Korean chicken at Mark’s Place in Lihue (Līhuʻe), Kauai, Hawaii

Korean chicken at Mark’s Place in Lihue (Līhuʻe), Kauai, Hawaii

Spam musubi on the island of Maui, Hawaii

Spam musubi on the island of Maui, Hawaii

Big Wave Golden Ale in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big Island)

Big Wave Golden Ale in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big Island)

Japanese warabi at the Hilo Farmers' Market in Hilo, Hawaii (Big Island)

Japanese warabi at the Hilo Farmers’ Market in Hilo, Hawaii (Big Island)

Halo halo at Hilo Bay Sugar Shack in Hilo, Hawaii (Big Island)

Halo halo at Hilo Bay Sugar Shack in Hilo, Hawaii (Big Island)

Portuguese bean soup at Crivello's Place in Hilo, Hawaii (Big Island)

Portuguese bean soup at Crivello’s Place in Hilo, Hawaii (Big Island)

Breadfruit (ʻulu) for sale at a Farmers Market in Maui, Hawaii

Breadfruit (ʻulu) for sale at a Farmers Market in Maui, Hawaii

Grilled Ono (Wahoo) at Paia Fish Market in Maui, Hawaii

Grilled Ono (Wahoo) at Paia Fish Market in Maui, Hawaii

Local Maui Beef Burger at Stewz Burgers in Maui, Hawaii

Local Maui Beef Burger at Stewz Burgers in Maui, Hawaii

Maui Brewing Company Pilialoha Red Ale in Maui, Hawaii

Maui Brewing Company Pilialoha Red Ale in Maui, Hawaii

Portuguese sausage rolls at Maui Bread in Maui, Hawaii

Portuguese sausage rolls at Maui Bread in Maui, Hawaii

Sun Noodle brand Saimin Noodles (Hawaii-style Ramen) for sale in Maui, Hawaii

Sun Noodle brand Saimin Noodles (Hawaii-style Ramen) for sale in Maui, Hawaii

A roadside sign for fresh akule fish (scad) for sale in Kauai, Hawaii

A roadside sign for fresh akule fish (scad) for sale in Kauai, Hawaii

The Yee's Orchard Fruit Stand in Maui, Hawaii

The Yee’s Orchard Fruit Stand in Maui, Hawaii

Kauai Blue Mountain Peaberry coffee in Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai Blue Mountain coffee in Kauai, Hawaii

The Fish Market Maui Restaurant in Maui, Hawaii

The Fish Market Maui Restaurant in Maui, Hawaii

View outside the Kona Brewing Company in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big Island)

View outside the Kona Brewing Company in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big Island)

Noni fruit at Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau, Hawaii (Big Island)

Noni fruit at Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau, Hawaii (Big Island)

Kava root drink at Kanaka Kava in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big Island)

Kava root drink at Kanaka Kava in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big Island)

Whole jackfruit at the South Kona Fruit Stand in Hōnaunau, Hawaii (Big Island)

Whole jackfruit at the South Kona Fruit Stand in Hōnaunau, Hawaii (Big Island)

Kalua pork lunch plate in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Kalua pork lunch plate in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Maui Gold pineapple for sale in Maui, Hawaii

Maui Gold pineapple for sale in Maui, Hawaii

Lau lau (pork in taro leaf) for breakfast at Dani’s Restaurant in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii

Lau lau (pork in taro leaf) for breakfast at Dani’s Restaurant in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii

Sign outside Kumu Farms in Maui, Hawaii

Sign outside Kumu Farms in Maui, Hawaii

Papaya orchard outside Pāhoa, Hawaii (Big Island)

Papaya orchard outside Pāhoa, Hawaii (Big Island)

Hawaiian shave ice at Scandinavian Shave Ice in Hawaii (Big Island).

Hawaiian shave ice at Scandinavian Shave Ice in Hawaii (Big Island).

 

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 Italy:

Photos of classic Italian cuisine and local ingredients in Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Campania, Piedmont, Liguria, Sicily and beyond.

A bakery window display in Venice, Italy

A bakery window display in Venice, Italy

Rialto Fish Market in Venice, Italy

The Rialto Fish Market in Venice, Italy

Italian figs for sale in Ravello, Italy

Italian figs for sale in Ravello, Italy

Ichnusa beer from Sardinia in Verona, Italy

Ichnusa beer from Sardinia in Verona, Italy

Pomodoro Costoluto at Salumeria Davide in Parma, Italy

Pomodoro Costoluto at Salumeria Davide in Parma, Italy

Italian steaks at Dario Cecchini's Officina della Bistecca in Panzano in Chianti, Italy

Steaks cooking over charcoal at Officina della Bistecca in Panzano in Chianti, Italy

Pici al ragu at Osteria Del Conte in Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy

Pici al ragu at Osteria Del Conte in Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy

Carpaccio at Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy

Carpaccio at Harry’s Bar (Cipriani) in Venice, Italy

Rosato wine from nearby Ravello in Positano, Italy

Rosato wine from nearby Ravello in Positano, Italy

Italian desserts at Pasticceria Andrea Pansa in Amalfi, Italy

Sfogliatella, pasticciotto & delizia al limone at Pasticceria Pansa in Amalfi, Italy

A large porchetta in Florence, Italy

A large porchetta in Florence, Italy

Scialatielli seafood pasta (frutti di mare) in Positano, Italy

Scialatielli seafood pasta (frutti di mare) in Positano, Italy

Arancini al Ragù in Siracusa, Sicily

Arancini al Ragù in Siracusa, Sicily

Sciacchetra wine at Enoteca Da Eliseo in Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy

Sciacchetra wine at Enoteca Da Eliseo in Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy

Gelato at Gelateria Ponte Pietra in Verona, Italy

Gelato at Gelateria Ponte Pietra in Verona, Italy

A view of the Palazzo della Ragione market in Padova, Italy

A view of the Palazzo della Ragione market in Padova, Italy

A cheese shop in Venice, Italy

A cheese shop in Venice, Italy

Purple artichokes at the Rialto Market in Venice, Italy

Purple artichokes at the Rialto Market in Venice, Italy

Tonno del Chianti, a dish of pork resembling canned tuna, served in Florence, Italy

Tonno del Chianti, a dish of pork resembling canned tuna, served in Florence, Italy

Tricotta cheese at Caseificio Borderi in Siracusa, Sicily

Tricotta cheese (baked ricotta) at Caseificio Borderi in Siracusa, Sicily

Porca, sopressa and manzo panini at Al Marca in Venice, Italy

Porca, sopressa and manzo panini at Al Marca in Venice, Italy

Cranberry beans (borlotti) for sale in Rome, Italy

Cranberry beans (borlotti) for sale in Rome, Italy

Zuppetta limone (iced lemon cream cake) in Positano, Italy

Zuppetta limone (iced lemon cream cake) in Positano, Italy

A slice of Prosciutto di Parma at Salumeria Davide in Parma, Italy

Sliced Prosciutto di Parma at Salumeria Davide in Parma, Italy

Pasta with local truffles in Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy

Pasta with local truffles in Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy

A fruit vendor's truck in Taormina, Sicily

A fruit vendor’s truck in Taormina, Sicily

Sicilian pink grapefruit (pompelmo rosa) in Siracusa, Sicily

Sicilian pink grapefruit (pompelmo rosa) in Siracusa, Sicily

Wood fired pizzas in Florence, Italy

Wood fired pizzas in Florence, Italy

Classic Venetian-style dishes at Osteria Da Alberto in Venice, Italy

Classic Venetian-style dishes at Osteria Da Alberto in Venice, Italy

Cornetti (sweet Italian breakfast pastries) in Florence, Italy

Cornetti (sweet Italian breakfast pastries) in Florence, Italy

Cone of fried fish at Cuoppo d'Amalfi in Amalfi, Italy

A paper cone (cuoppo) of fried anchovies at Cuoppo d’Amalfi in Amalfi, Italy

Angelo Poretti Beer in Padova, Italy

Angelo Poretti Beer in Padova, Italy

Macelleria Tasca in the Palazzo della Ragione market in Padova, Italy

Macelleria Tasca in the Palazzo della Ragione market in Padova, Italy

Risotto al pesce persico (Lake Como perch) in Menaggio, Italy

Risotto al pesce persico (Lake Como perch) in Menaggio, Italy

Cannoli at Pasticceria Etna in Taormina, Sicily

Cannoli at Pasticceria Etna in Taormina, Sicily

Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano Santa Caterina Trerose wine in Tuscany, Italy

Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano Santa Caterina Trerose wine in Tuscany, Italy

A wine cave in Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

A wine cave in Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

Sorrento lemons for sale in Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento lemons for sale in Sorrento, Italy

Chiodini mushrooms at the Rialto Market in Venice, Italy

Chiodini mushrooms at the Rialto Market in Venice, Italy

Anchovies packed in salt in Florence, Italy

Anchovies packed in salt in Florence, Italy

Sopressa, lardo and guanciale in Venice, Italy

Sopressa, lardo and guanciale in Venice, Italy

Tortellini in brodo at Trattoria Meloncello in Bologna, Italy

Tortellini in brodo at Trattoria Meloncello in Bologna, Italy

Torta di Riso in Menaggio, Italy

Torta di Riso in Menaggio, Italy

A display of local fish at the Ortigia Market in Siracusa, Sicily

A display of local fish at the Ortigia Market in Siracusa, Sicily

Cascina Tavijn Barbera d'Asti DOC wine at Campanarò in Asti, Piedmont, Italy

Cascina Tavijn Barbera d’Asti wine in Asti, Piedmont, Italy

Agnolotti pasta at Campanarò in Asti, Piedmont, Italy

Agnolotti pasta at Campanarò in Asti, Piedmont, Italy

Goat, sheep and cow's milk cheese for sale at the Palazzo della Ragione market in Padova, Italy

Pecorino di Pienza, Toma + Caciotte di Capra & Formaggio Grigio in Padova, Italy

Finocchiona and Fontina on Focaccia in Florence, Italy

Finocchiona and Fontina on Focaccia in Florence, Italy

Quadrilatero (The Old Market) in Bologna, Italy

Quadrilatero (The Old Market) in Bologna, Italy

 

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 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)

 

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)