Monday, September 10, 2007

Food for Thought on What the World Eats

In What the World Eats, Time Magazine asks "What's on family dinner tables in fifteen different homes around the globe?" with photography from Peter Menzel's Hungry Planet.

United States: The Revis family of North Carolina

Food expenditure for one week: $341.98
Favorite foods: spaghetti, potatoes, sesame chicken

Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp

Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23
Favorite foods: soup with fresh sheep meat

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

Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village

Food expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03
Family recipe: Mushroom, cheese and pork


Some of these Juxtapositions are striking. I will hopefully hesitate the next time I start to superficially complain that "I'm starving."

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