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