food·scape (noun): 1. The aspect of gastronomy characteristic of a particular place. 2. The art of depicting natural scenery using food as a medium.
In a May 20 post on its food blog, Grub Street, New York magazine reported on the type of concessions envisioned at the upcoming Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn:
Foodscape is frequently used in academic discourse on food, culture, and society. In the anthology Food and Culture: A Reader, Gisele Yasmeen writes in a chapter entitled "'Plastic-bag Housewives' and Postmodern Restaurants?: Public and Private in Bangkok's Foodscape,":
New York Times reporter Kim Severson recently noted the emerging use of a variation on foodscape -- placeless foodscape -- in the food lexicon: "Latest addition to food activist-speak: 'placeless foodscape.' That means most of America's groceries and restaurants, apparently."
The phrase has been used by academics to describe places where food systems are not grounded in the local culture. Roberta Sonnin writes in the Anthropology of Food
Foodscapes are also found in the world of art.
Pictured above is a foodscape by the the photographer Carl Warner, who assembles extremely detailed landscapes created out of food. The Telegraph collected 14 of Warner's images in this gallery of foodscapes.
Warner was preceded by Icelandic artist Erro (Gudmundur Gudmundsson), who in 1974 created Foodscape (below), an oil painting filled chockablock with foodstuffs.