A game of guess-the-edible-flag over on Flavorwire is a piece of cake for anyone who’s ever seen an Olympics or two, but the charming images are worth a glance nonetheless. Each faithfully interpreted flag is created using foods typical of the country in question; thus a basil, pasta, and tomatoes emblem for Italy, and one of feta and olives for Greece.

Missing from the roundup: Good ol’ Estados Unidos. Meatloaf and mayonnaise for the stripes, blueberries and whipped cream for the stars? There’s probably a classier way to go about it…

Image source: Flickr member brownpau under Creative Commons

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