In 2005, Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio published Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, a collection of portraits of the typical week’s groceries of 30 families in 24 countries. Below are some of the portraits, as well as where each family is from and their weekly food budget in US dollars.
One thing that struck me, besides the vast disparity among the budgets and amounts of food, was the lack of fruits and vegetables shown in the American photo compared to the relatively large amounts in other countries. I was also surprised by the prevalence of soda. I can’t help but feel like the American diet is a big corporate joke. And I’m suddenly very hungry for some leafy greens.
What do your weekly groceries look like?