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Father and His 8-Year-Old Son Recreate the United States in Amusing Food Puns

Chris Durso, creator of the site Foodiggity, and his eight-year-old son make food fun with their amusing project titled Foodnited States of America. They started the endeavor back in 2014 with the idea to recreate the states out of specific foods that double as puns. The shape of New Jersey is cut out of jerky and renamed New Jerky. Similarly, California is fashioned out of kale and deemed Kaleifornia. If you enjoy “punny” expressions, Durso and his son are sure to make you smile (and maybe even hungry).

The clever series aims to reproduce all fifty states in this style. So far, the duo is up to 25 and recently finished Cransas (Kansas). Foodnited States is an Instagram-based project, and you can follow along with the hashtag #foodnitedstates on the @foodiggity Instagram.

Above: Texas

New Jersey








South Dakota





Foodiggity website and Instagram
via [Distractify]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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