16 Pictures of the World's Kitchens Show the Hearts of Homes

On World Food Day, we are reminded that food is so much more than just what we eat.

Published 31 Oct 2017, 14:52 GMT, Updated 9 Apr 2021, 11:49 BST

Kitchens may differ drastically around the world, but their role as the centre of a home is universal. Whether makeshift or filled with modern appliances, kitchens are a space for family bonding, holiday traditions and child rearing.

Friday is World Food Day, the international day of action to end hunger. More than 800 million people, about one in nine worldwide, suffer from chronic hunger, according to the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations.

To mark the day, we’ve gathered photos of kitchens, places around the world where food is prepared and enjoyed.

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