Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Peter Menzel : What the world eats

I found these photos very very interesting... Photographer Peter Menzel just published a book called : "Hungry Planet: What the World eats" in which he details the food purchases of families around the world. Makes you stop and think. The quantites, the prices, the quality and the choice of food everyone gets is very different.

ecuador: the ayme family of tingo
food expenditure for one week: 31.55 USD
family recipe: potato soup with cabbage

china: the dong family of beijing
food expenditure for one week: 1,233.76 yuan or 155.06 USD
favorite foods: fried shredded pork with sweet and sour sauce

japan: the ukita family of kodaira city
food expenditure for one week: 37,699 yen or 317.25 USD
favorite foods: sashimi, fruit, cake, potato chips

germany: the melander family of bargteheide
food expenditure for one week: 375.39 euros or 500.07 USD
favorite foods: fried potatoes with onions, bacon & herring, fried noodles with eggs & cheese, pizza, vanilla pudding

kuwait: the al haggan family of kuwait city
food expenditure for one week: 63.63 dinar or 221.45 USD
family recipe: chicken biryani with basmati rice

chad: the aboubakar family of breidjing camp
food expenditure for one week: 685 cfa francs or 1.23 USD
favorite foods: soup with fresh sheep meat


1 comment:

Magda Vacariu said...

thank you for sharing this. it makes me think once again how little some people need and how much others think they need just because of education, media and environment. food chains make huge profits taking advantage of our weaknesses.

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