In case you haven’t seen it, Time magazine’s What the World Eats is one of the most interesting food-related photoessays of 2007. Adapted from the book “Hungry Planet“, fifteen families from around the world are shown with their typical weekly diet. Japan’s Ukita family spends $317.25 a week feeding four people a menu rich in sashimi and potato chips; the six member Aboubakar family of Chad gets by on a refugee camp diet of $1.23 a week and Germany’s Melanders spend $500 feeding four people a whole lot of beer and plenty of frozen foods. If a Philadelphia family was included in the photoessay, we think we know what would make it onto the menu.
What the World Eats [Time]
[Photo via Peter Menzel]