As an illustrator and the art director of the New York Times Book Review, Nicholas Blechman knows a thing or two about satire. His quirky illustration styles are taken to whole ‘nother level with his newest series, “Gastro Architecture,” where he reimagines buildings as food. And we’re not afraid to admit, sometimes we’re so hungry, we do the same thing. This illustrated, interactive slideshow is what happens when architecture and food join forces. It starts off with buildings that are nicknamed with foods.

Believe it or not, the Gherkin, the Cheese Grater, the Swiss Cheese Building and the Bottle Opener are all buildings IRL, people.

Have you ever noticed how much the Victor Emmanuel II monument in Rome looks like a wedding cake? No? Us, either. But now that we mention it…

The second part of the slideshow, Blechman sketches iconic buildings that magically turn into food mirages. So clever! Check out some more of these creative illustrations below.

Are there any buildings that remind you of food? Tweet us a pic at @BritandCo or drop us a line below!

(via New York Times)