09 June 2007

what the world eats

I've just ordered a book through Amazon.com called Hungry Planet: What the World Eats.

It is a beautiful looking book from Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio. I bought Menzel's previous pictorial books Material World: A Global Family Portrait and Women in the Material World about ten years ago from the bookshop at the United Nations in New York, which also featured a photographic exhibition in the foyer.

Here are some photos from What the World Eats (courtesy of Time and CNN).

Food Nutrition Eating Health Diet [BOLD

Japan: The Ukita family of Kodaira City
Food expenditure for one week: 37,699 Yen or $317.25
Favorite foods: sashimi, fruit, cake, potato chips


Food Nutrition Eating Health Diet [BOLD

Italy: The Manzo family of Sicily
Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11
Favorite foods: fish, pasta with ragu, hot dogs, frozen fish sticks


Food Nutrition Eating Health Diet [BOLD

United States: The Revis family of North Carolina
Food expenditure for one week: $341.98
Favorite foods: spaghetti, potatoes, sesame chicken


Food Nutrition Eating Health Diet [BOLD

Great Britain: The Bainton family of Cllingbourne Ducis
Food expenditure for one week: 155.54 British Pounds or $253.15
Favorite foods: avocado, mayonnaise sandwich, prawn cocktail, chocolate fudge cake with cream


Food Nutrition Eating Health Diet [BOLD

Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide
Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07
Favorite foods: fried potatoes with onions, bacon and herring, fried noodles with eggs and cheese, pizza, vanilla pudding

My 'larder' would look totally different, and would only have a small amount of processed food (mainly yoghurt, margarine etc), and certainly no pre-prepared meals and minimal junk food.

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I have had a very lazy day today. It has felt strange after being away for the last three weekends in a row to return to some normality like walking to the shops for supplies.

I paid a quick visit to Klaudia who lives a few streets away for a cup of coffee and to say hello to that white cat Kettles.

The house still needs cleaning and tidying up.

I still miss Keiser a lot.

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