Slideshow Of The Week: Family Food Purchases Around The

Originally posted 6/8/07. Is there a Peruvian family

in this slideshow, maybe?

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Maybe you’ve seen this already (it’s definitely making

the rounds on the blogosphere), but if you haven’t, it’s

worth going through all sixteen photos of

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countries and their food purchases for a week,

annotated with the cost of the supplies. Time magazine,

which is hosting the pictures originally taken for a book

called “

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target=”_blank”>Hungry Planet,” has done a good job

selecting a representative sample of families from

different socioeconomic classes in a wide variety of

countries (Germany, Japan, Bhutan, Peru, Chad [warning:

sad], etc). The photo spread is compelling in an,

oh-right-the-rest-of-the-world-is-composed-of-human-being

s-who-eat-food-just-like-we-do sort of way, and also in a

wow-people-eat-a-lot-of-packaged-and-artificial-crap sort

of way. The photo which we found most appealing (and

which we may get ordered to take down, we’re not sure) is

of the Ahmeds of Cairo (

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mere $68.53 on all that delicious looking produce and

mutton. And kudos to their interior deco, especially that

waterfall poster.

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[Time]

[Photo:

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family of Cairo]


(Why are you seeing this old post?

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out!)

Slideshow Of The Week: Family Food Purchases Around The