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What whole families eat around the world

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Yesterday I posted pictures of what individuals eat around the world, today here are photographs of what whole families eat around the world.

A bit about the book…

Quote – “Peter Menzel and Faith D’Alusio’s Hungry Planet: What the World Eats (public library) (is) so powerful — a photographic journey to 24 countries, where the authors stayed with 30 different families for a week each, documenting on paper and film what these families ate and how much it cost.

Each photograph depicts all the family members in their home environment, surrounded by a week’s worth of groceries.

Comparing these images makes for some shocking conclusions, both funny and sad — prolific fodder for sociology, economics, and anthropology college papers alike. But to stick to our point here, we’ll seize elaboration and let the photographs speak.”

United States: The Revis family of North Carolina
Food expenditure for one week: $341.98
Image copyright Peter Menzel,
Guatemala: The Mendozas of Todos Santos
Food expenditure per week: 573 Quetzales ($75.70)
Image copyright Peter Menzel,

Australia: The Browns of River View
Food expenditure per week: 481.14 Australian dollars ($376.45)
Image copyright Peter Menzel,

Japan: The Ukita family of Kodaira City
Food expenditure per week: 37,699 Yen ($317.25)
Image copyright Peter Menzel,
Egypt: The Ahmed family of Cairo
Food expenditure per week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds ($68.53)
Image copyright Peter Menzel,
Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp
Food expenditure per week: 685 CFA Francs ($1.23)
Image copyright Peter Menzel,

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I'm someone also pounding the Path, just like you.. I'm retired, going into Old Age and loving my life. I'm hoping to remain happy and well for as long as possible. Old Age is not SO bad - yet!

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