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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

What the World Eats, Part I

A very humbling journey....

What’s on family dinner tables in fifteen different homes around the globe? Photographs by Peter Menzel from the book ‘Hungry Planet’ and found at Life’s homepage (there is even a curriculum set available on the search page)

*Pictures can be enlarged by clicking.


Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide
Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07



United States: The Revis family of North Carolina
Food expenditure for one week: $341.98



Japan: The Ukita family of Kodaira City
Food expenditure for one week: 37,699 Yen or $317.25



Italy: The Manzo family of Sicily
Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11



Great Britain: The Bainton family of Cllingbourne Ducis
Food expenditure for one week: 155.54 British Pounds or $253.15



Kuwait: The Al Haggan family of Kuwait City
Food expenditure for one week: 63.63 dinar or $221.45



Mexico: The Casales family of Cuernavaca
Food expenditure for one week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09



United States: The Caven family of California
Food expenditure for one week: $159.18



China: The Dong family of Beijing
Food expenditure for one week: 1,233.76 Yuan or $155.06



Poland: The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna
Food expenditure for one week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27



Egypt: The Ahmed family of Cairo
Food expenditure for one week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53



Mongolia: The Batsuuri family of Ulaanbaatar
Food expenditure for one week: 41,985.85 togrogs or $40.02



Ecuador: The Ayme family of Tingo
Food expenditure for one week: $31.55



Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village
Food expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03



Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp
Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23

7 comments:

Swylv said...

eye opening!

laurie said...

Thank you for posting these. Pictures do speak louder than words.

dccdmom said...

Our groceries for a week look closest to that of the family in Kuwait. We currently spend about 150.00 a week. It's interesting to see how few veggies the U.S. families eat compared to other countries.

Kate said...

At A Gracious Home she posted a link to a story on what a family of four in the US ate in 1952. That was an interesting one as well.
http://agracioushome.com/?p=1331

Donetta said...

Wow! this was a fascinating post! Thank you so much for compiling it.

Marsha said...

where did you get all those photos? I want to show this to my kids. I saw in your profile that you liked the Nourishing Traditions cookbook. I am just learning about that way of eating. I have some chronic health problems that I am hoping can be resolved with the diet described in that book. Do you eat that way all the time?
Marsha

Marsha said...

I was so caught up in the photos I didn't see at the top where they came from! duh! Marsha