Hungry Planet: What the World Eats

As you sit down to eat with your family during the holidays, take a moment to appreciate the food and people you have in your lives. My professor from American University once shared images from the book, Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, with our class to open our eyes to how the world really eats.

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Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide
Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07
Favorite foods: fried potatoes with onions, bacon and herring,
fried noodles with eggs and cheese, pizza, vanilla pudding 

 

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United States: The Revis family of North Carolina
Food expenditure for one week: $341.98
Favorite foods: spaghetti, potatoes, sesame chicken 

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China: The Dong family of Beijing
Food expenditure for one week: 1,233.76 Yuan or $155.06
Favorite foods: fried shredded pork with sweet and sour sauce 

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Ecuador: The Ayme family of Tingo
Food expenditure for one week: $31.55
Family recipe: Potato soup with cabbage 

In the book, photographer Peter Menzel and writer Faith D’Aluisio profile 30 families around the world, each with a week’s worth of groceries. The photo-essays offer a glimpse into each family’s lifestyle and eating habits.

The husband-and-wife team wanted to see how globalization, migration and rising affluence are affecting the diets of communities around the globe.- NPR.

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