Bompas & Parr

Diplomatic Dining

A closer look at the use of food as 'soft power' by embassies, high commissions and diplomats – and how it sets the tone for how nations coexist and evolve together.

The power behind the plate

London, 2022: For WePresent by WeTransfer, Bompas & Parr undertook a detailed investigation into the world of ‘diplomatic dining’ – venturing inside London's Embassies, High Commissions, their kitchens and dining rooms, and consulting with serving diplomats to understand the intricacies of food and drink in the ongoing relations between countries.

This photo-essay captures how the art of eating together continues to set the tone for how nations coexist and evolve together – as it has for centuries.

Read the full piece here.