What different parts of the world eats in one week.

Faith D’Aluisio and Peter Menzel have a newish book out which is just wonderful from a food perspective. Essentially, they’ve traveled the world to meet “average” families and report on their dietary habits. Apart from being thematically intriguing from a journalistic point of view, it’s also quite awesome from a visual perspective. Basically, Peter has taken photos of the families with their weekly food totals.

This one is a representative from the US, and here are some others (below the fold). A whole ton of other pictures can be found here.


United States of America







Anyway, it’s called “Hungry Planet. What the World Eats.“, and would make a great coffee table book type gift.

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David (@ng_dave) is Faculty at the Michael Smith Labs. His writing has appeared in places such as McSweeney's, The Walrus, and boingboing.net. He plans on using Terry as another place to highlight the mostly science-y links he appreciates. In fact, if you liked this one, you might also like his main site generally - this can be found at popperfont.net.

3 Responses to “What different parts of the world eats in one week.”

  1. Devon Carr

    This was fist published as a feature article in The Walrus (A fantastic Canadian Arts and Culture Magazine) In the Spring of last year.

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