What The World Eats

Photographer Peter Menzel and writer Faith D’Aluisio traveled the world, dining with thirty families in twenty-four countries. According to NPR, “they wanted to see how globalization, migration and rising affluence are affecting the diets of communities around the globe.” These photos come from their book Hungry Planet: What The World Eats.

Each family is surrounded by a week’s worth of groceries.

Germany : The Melander family of Bargteheide, Germany
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Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07

United States : The Revis family of North Carolina
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Food expenditure for one week : $341.98

Japan : The Ukita family of Kodaira City
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Food expenditure for one week: 37,699 Yen or $317.25

Italy : The Manzo family of Sicily
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Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11

Great Britain : The Bainton family of Cllingbourne Ducis
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Food expenditure for one week : 155.54 British Pounds or $253.15

Kuwait : The Al Haggan family of Kuwait City
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Food expenditure for one week : 63.63 dinar or $221.45

Mexico : The Casales family of Cuernavaca
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Food expenditure for one week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09

China : The Dong family of Beijing
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Food expenditure for one week: 1,233.76 Yuan or $155.06

Poland : The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna
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Food expenditure for one week : 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27

Egypt : The Ahmed family of Cairo
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Food expenditure for one week : 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53

Mongolia : The Batsuuri family of Ulaanbaatar
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Food expenditure for one week: 41,985.85 togrogs or $40.02

Ecuador : The Ayme family of Tingo
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Food expenditure for one week : $31.55

Bhutan : The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village
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Food expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03

Chad : The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp
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Food expenditure for one week : 685 CFA Francs or $1.23

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9 responses to “What The World Eats

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  2. That is just so, so enlightening. I gave that book as a gift to a foodie friend a couple of years ago.

  3. Jan

    Thank you. I needed to be reminded of this.

  4. Even though I’ve looked through the book on multiple occasions, I’m stunned every time. Thanks for posting this!

  5. Holy cow! that is so interesting!!

  6. Someone emailed this to me, and I found it so fascinating! if I can figure it out, I’ll link to it… (on vacation, have not been around much)…

  7. Jan

    I’ve received this in emails and am aghast each time I look. I’m glad you posted this here. We should be broadcasting this info for all the world to see!

  8. Wow, *that* is amazing. Thanks for posting this!

  9. Wow. That is very very interesting. I am going to send this to my friends!

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