What Are People Eating? Photo Series of a Week’s Worth of Groceries for Families Around the World


(The Revis family from North Carolina, Food expenditure for one-week: $341.98)

Photographer, Peter Menzel, captures what dinner looks like for families from all walks of life, from Africa to good ol’ North Carolina, USA. He photographs the families in their kitchens, with their groceries for that week, including any take-out meals. Menzel captured the portraits for the book “Hungry Planet”.

The photo series is extremely interesting. If you were asked what you thought a family from China ate, or a family from the USA, you might have some stereotypes in mind. This photo series breaks some of those stereotypes while enforcing others, making for some really fascinating photos.

What’s on your plate?

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(The Casales family from Mexico, Food expenditure for one-week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09)

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(The Namgay family from Bhutan, Food expenditure for one-week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03)

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(The Melander family from Germany, Food expenditure for one-week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07)

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(The Aboubakar family from Chad, Food expenditure for one-week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23)

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(The Bainton family from England, Food expenditure for one-week: 155.54 British Pounds or $253.15)

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(The Batsuuri family from Mongolia, Food expenditure for one-week: 41,985.85 togrogs or $40.02)

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(The Caven family from California, Food expenditure for one-week: $159.18)

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(The Ayme family from Ecuador, Food expenditure for one-week: $31.55)

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(The Dong family from China, Food expenditure for one-week: 1,233.76 Yuan or $155.06)

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(The Ahmed family from Egypt, Food expenditure for one-week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53)

(via TIME)

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