<p><strong>A chef bakes "Zanzibar pizza" in Dar es Salaam, <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/tanzania-guide/">Tanzania</a>, <a href="http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/photos/2961957/">in a photograph by Seiji Kamei</a> taken in 2013.</strong></p><p dir="ltr">"Pizza" is a bit of a misnomer: The popular street food is actually a thin flatbread stuffed with savory or sweet ingredients.</p><p dir="ltr">To honor <a href="http://www.worldfooddayusa.org/">World Food Day</a>—established to raise awareness of world hunger and to celebrate the creation of the UN's <a href="http://www.fao.org/home/en/">Food and Agriculture Organization</a> on October 16, 1945—we culled this selection of photographs from all those submitted by members of the Your Shot community that show the kitchen as the heart of people's lives. (See <a href="http://food.nationalgeographic.com/">National Geographic's Future of Food series</a>.)</p><p dir="ltr">You too can contribute to our food coverage by uploading food photos to Your Shot. Use <a href="http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/tags/yourplate/">#yourplate</a>.</p><p><em>—By Linda Qiu, photo gallery by Becky Harlan</em></p>

A Slice of Zanzibar

A chef bakes "Zanzibar pizza" in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in a photograph by Seiji Kamei taken in 2013.

"Pizza" is a bit of a misnomer: The popular street food is actually a thin flatbread stuffed with savory or sweet ingredients.

To honor World Food Day—established to raise awareness of world hunger and to celebrate the creation of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization on October 16, 1945—we culled this selection of photographs from all those submitted by members of the Your Shot community that show the kitchen as the heart of people's lives. (See National Geographic's Future of Food series.)

You too can contribute to our food coverage by uploading food photos to Your Shot. Use #yourplate.

—By Linda Qiu, photo gallery by Becky Harlan

Seiji Kamei, National Geograhpic Your Shot

Your Shot Photos: Kitchens Around the World

In honor of World Food Day, we gathered together some of the photos you've sent us of the world's kitchens and culinary traditions.

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