“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

Food, glorious food! I often find myself taking photographs of food when I travel – or to be more accurate people’s interactions with food. We all eat. I like that! We often look for differences between us as human beings, but when it comes to food, drink, ‘calls of nature’ and death we are all one. We all eat, we all drink, we all die and we all …..

Today’s set of images celebrate food. Food used in ceremony, food that gathers people together as they feast, food that is sold, food that is bought, food that is grown, food that is harvested and food that brings us together time and time again at the family table.

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Rice is an important part of ceremonies in Bali and holds great symbolic value. This image was taken in 2015 in Sukawati during the Air Jeruk Temple’s annual anniversary ceremony.

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A colourful fruit stall in Jharkhand, India.

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A traditional marketplace in Sukawati, Bali, Indonesia.

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Angelica cooks in her kitchen in Parina Barangay near Giporlos in the Philippines. Image taken for All We Can (2015).

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Candi-Kuning, a marketplace in Bedugal, Bali, Indonesia.

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Making rice decorations for a feast at the centre of the annual fiesta held in Parina Barangay, Giporlos, the Philippines.

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Spicy dishes being prepared in Sukawati, Bali, Indonesia as part of a temple ceremony.

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Ethiopian coffee ceremony while visiting one of All We Can’s partner organisations in Debre Birhan.